Google Scrappy Trip Along Quilt by ReannaLily Designs Google+

Sewing Patterns, Free Sewing Tutorials, and Recycled Military Uniform Designs

Blue Scrappy Quilt Along Quilt

on Sep 8, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, SAMQG | 0 comments

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Blue Scrappy Trip Along Quilt

The San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Scrappy Trip Along Quilt Along project. As I mentioned in a couple previous posts, I’m not really good at the quilt along setting. Turns out, I just want to sew sew sew until I’m finished. I’m not too great at waiting for deadlines and pacing myself. Le’Sigh.

The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville. It is a free tutorial. I changed the math, ever so slightly, so that my strips are cut at 3-1/2″ wide and my finished block is 18″.

But this quilt was FUN to make. After my pink Scrappy Trip Along quilt, I decided I’d make something with much darker tones. Darker than hot pink? Well, yes.

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily DesignsThese are my browns. Yes, I realize they all have bright punchy flowers on them… but in my mind these are my brown fabrics. I pulled a pile of browns and added one single row of blues to create my diagonal effect.

First, you stitch the strips into strip sets. I laid mine all out on the ironing board, but opted not to iron the sets…. just to see how it would work out.

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

In my case, not ironing worked out fine. Hooray!

The next steps involve sewing the strip sets into tubes and cutting the tubes.

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

For me, six of these little babies would make up one quilt block. See all the pieces I cut in the background? There were little sets everywhere! Ripped a few seams, organized a few columns…

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Stitch the whole sha’bang back together and voila – quilt block.

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Turns out all the browns ended up reading like a blended quilt. I suppose that is fine by me, I just needed to decide on a layout. If you head to Instagram and use the hashtag #scrappytripalong, you’ll see loads of this style quilt and tons of ways to arrange them.

Squares?

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Zig Zag?

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Around the World?

Scrappy Trip Along by Bonnie Hunter | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Yep. That is the one I went with. Around the World. I haven’t ever made a quilt with this all-squares-square layout. (However, a similar squares-made-from-half-square-triangles is on the cover of my book, Deploy That Fabric?and pattern is included in that book.) Anywhoo, 720 squares later, I’m set!

I have picked out the stripe binding, but it will be a while before I get to that step. I did have the good sense to cut it, ziploc it and keep it with this top.

I think that is all. I think I can only make three Scrappy Trip Along quilts.

I wonder what I’ll make next?

 

image_pdfimage_print

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  Receive ReannaLily Designs Blog in your email so you won't miss any updates. Sign up here:
Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner
468 ad
Google+