Sunday, 13 January 2013

Scrappy Trip Along

Up until last summer I was a lone quilter - I stumbled along making quilts quite slowly and happy ignorant of the HUGE community online!

Now I have set up a quilting bee, The Anything Goes Quilting Bee, which has helped me to meet like minded quilters and I have watched Quilt Alongs online - even started the Hexy MF Quilt Along, but got side tracked...

So when I saw the huge crazy of  Scrappy Trip Along start between Christmas and New Year on Instagram, I just quietly watched whilst working on Maxi's quilt and starting my Swoon quilt..... then the huge volume of gorgeous quilts from scraps over whelmed me!

How can a quilter resist having a go when Katy from I'm A Ginger Monkey and Aneela Hoey post pictures so yummy I could eat them?

I just checked and there are 2,548 photos from quilters around the world who are taking part.... I just had to join them!

I am making slow progress after being away for a week, but 6 blocks are done and another 8 strip sets ready to go - it is super easy and fast, here is the original tutorial!

I have raided my scraps pile, which is huge and some of my fabric baskets for the strips. This means that each block is a true mishmash of colours and designs. The only rule I have set myself is that there is a dark fabric running down the middle. Individually I really don't like the blocks, but put together they look gorgeous!

I am just trying to mix everything up and throw one dark strip into the mix:

This afternoon after lunch I will be avoiding housework and putting together a few more blocks...

Have you been bitten by the Scrappy Trip Along bug?

Check out the Flickr Group for more yummy photos!


  1. Oh yes I've joined in too, even with my swoon still not being finished. Your blocks look great!

    1. It was impossible to ignore! My Swoon is only 2 blocks in!