April 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I managed to squeeze in a little time on my ongoing Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks this week. I'm using lots of traditional leafy prints to make a checkerboard center. Then I plan to add some wide borders and more checkerboards. It's a sketch I've had for years now and I'd really really like to wrap it up this year.

Six more strip sets sewn and ready for the "unsewing" part. Sounds like a good thing to do in the evenings in front of the TV.  If you somehow missed out on this scrappy trip craze it really is a fun block to make. I'm following the Scrappy Trip Around the World tutorial by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. It's a great technique and perfect for using up lots of 2 1/2" strips.

I had a little trimming help . . . always worried about cutting into a little paw or tail when they won't leave me alone. Looks like a good time for a lunch break. That's what they want.

Just look at that begging face. Can you hear him?  . . .  "feed me feed me"

There's plenty of other projects in various stages of starting/stopping/finishing. Maybe some of those will show up next week for another WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced. See you next week.

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  1. I love your Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks - I have this weird thing about being drawn to leaf shapes - I'm not even aware of it at times but in trying to figure out why I like something I realize it has a leaf on it and and then it's like, "oh. I get it " !
    Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com

  2. Love a great cat picture! They have their ways of letting you know their hungry

  3. They are so like "my boys"! Cosmo in particular loves being part of the action. He looks so much like your grey kitty - even the paws look alike.
    Have a Happy Easter.

  4. Love the colors in the trip around the world blocks! My cats do that too... even they have food in their bowls.

  5. This is going to be a really beautiful quilt. I think those blocks are fun to make. I have a quilt top completed...just needs to be quilted. (The story of my life....)


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