May 13, 2015

Scrappy Trip Blocks

The second quarter of the Finish Along is well under way and I can't say I'm making much progress yet so I thought it was about time I did something. Anything. This week it was sewing together the bee blocks from my fellow Boulder MQG members.

I played with a few different layouts earlier. You wouldn't think there are so many variations, but depending on the colors you use and their placement within the block, plus the number of blocks you have, there are several design options.

In the end, I went with the diagonal line arrangement. This simple arrangement worked well with just 12 blocks. The smaller size, finishing at 36" x 48, will make a nice baby quilt. I think the colors are fitting for either a boy or girl. Once it's done, I'll be donating it. Hoping to do more charity work this year both personally and through the guilds I belong to so this was a good place to start.

Someday I'd love to make a bigger scrappy trip quilt, perhaps with lots of Kaffe prints. Having more blocks to play with would be fun. Someday.   : )

I've also made a few more leafy checkerboard blocks using the same scrappy trip block tutorial. Right now I'm undecided about whether to turn it into a queen size for our bedroom. That wasn't the original purpose so we'll see. I think I'll make another row of blocks across and down and then decide. That means 9 more blocks but I have the strips cut and ready to go. This is another one of those projects that I like to take to guild sew days because there's no prep. It's all ready to go and sew.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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  1. I love the layout you chose for your Scrappy Trips quilt. I am working on one too, it is a monster 98 inches square and like the second layout in your post. I have it on my longarm and have the first pass along the top of the quilt quilted..........this one will take awhile as I am doing an allover feather meander and with all those seams it takes a bit of time.

  2. Look at that! You have a really appealing quilt there! But of course, i love blue and green together! I have recently 'given' away my Scrappy Trip quilt and am going to see it 'in situ' next week! They are fun, if a bit repetitious to make!

  3. I love the different layouts you came up with - to fun to see the possibilities.

  4. Glorious colours and love the different layouts. Whoever receives this will be very lucky!

  5. Lovely projects Ann!
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  6. The Scrappy Trip block never gets old! Love yours!

  7. This turned out so well with the beautiful colors and layout you chose!

  8. I love your version of the Scrappy Trip, great colors.

  9. Both of your projects are like a breath of spring!!

  10. It's nice to see what you're working on. Thanks for sharing the various layouts of the scrappy trip blocks. This one turned out really nice, and it's generous of you to be giving it away! I also like your green one and can understand why you're thinking to make it for yourself. I've seen a Kaffe trip quilt, and I know it's one you'd like!

  11. Man, I love your colors! I forgot to comment on the the other post, so I wanted to say also that I loved your charity quilt, but yes. . . you are so right about not being able to sew while surrounded by people. Too much talking. I've been going to the same group for over 18 years, and when I was way younger, I could stitch and talk and keep it all going. Not now. So I save "easy" tasks for group night, and never-ever-ever try to cut any project!

    Your Scrappy Trip is fun to see, and I loved seeing all the layouts!

    Elizabeth, who is getting some blog reading done. . .finally!


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