Blue Scrappy Quilt Along Quilt
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.
These 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.
In my case, not ironing worked out fine. Hooray!
The next steps involve sewing the strip sets into tubes and cutting the tubes.
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…
Stitch the whole sha’bang back together and voila – quilt block.
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.
Around the World?
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?