Friday, January 11, 2013


I followed along with all the cool folks doing the "Scrappy Trip Along" on Instagram (look for hashtag #scrappytripalong) and Flickr the past couple of weeks.  So bad is my bandwagon addiction, that I used my old crappy Kenmore machine to do all the stitching, as my Bernina is in the shop and I can. not. wait.  I had some trouble at the beginning, as I started to pull 2.5 inch strips from my 2.5 inch strip bin, I discovered I was rather lacking in quantity and variety.  Oh yes, because of this project!  So I looked in the 2 inch scrap bin.  Bonanza!

Scrappy Trip Along Quilt Blocks

I frantically made a few blocks.  So many other people had already finished their tops by now!  I was behind!  They actually looked pretty cool.  So cool, in fact, that my hubby said: "Make it big!  Big enough to cover me all the way for a nap!"  Okey dokey!  And because I always do what my man says, I clucked and clucked on with my old machine, hunching over to keep that 1/4 seam just sew.

Scrappy Trip Along

And here is what I've got so far.  I really was scraping the bottom of the scrap bin by the end!  And it is so great to have them made into something!  Despite using ALL the 2 inch strips, there are still lots of squares in the 2 inch size.  Maybe I'll have to turn those into a scrap vomit quilt... hmmm?

Scrappy Trip Along Quilt Top

Oh yes, the whole shebang is based on this tutorial over at Bonnie Hunter's website Quiltville.  I highly recommend following her instructions for pressing.  And when you press each block after the cut strips are sewn together, spread the intersections and press the seams both ways then too.   Like this:


It makes everything nest so nicely you won't need pins!  And that is all I have to say about that!  That and..... join us, won't you??

Scrappy Trip Along Quilt Basting


  1. You gave me a chuckle - "sheeplike". I am amazed at the productivity out there! must be the beginning of a new year. I like it!

  2. lol!! And wow! What speed for this one :D

  3. Oh my word, if you are behind, then what am I? It's gorgeous. I'm taking my time. Sewing as I create more scraps ; )

  4. Good grief. That is impressive. I feel so lazy. At least I get to look at your pretty quilt while I'm being lazy ;-)

  5. I just finished a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt top, too! It was a lot easier than it looks. I made the middle diagonal the same fabric so it has a white diamond shape running through it kid of like an Irish chain.

    Have you thought about how your are going to quilt it? That's my next step and I'm still pondering it.

    Your design is beautiful


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