Thursday, January 3, 2013

Beginnings




It's been a wonderful start to the new year. We were able to spend a few days over the New Year's holiday relaxing with family at their beautiful mountain home. While I didn't do a lot of sewing while there, I did make some plans...


Some of those plans involve cleaning and organizing the sewing room (including painting and installing new wood flooring). Unfortunately, those plans haven't really been successful yet because of a gorgeous scrap quilt-along I first saw on Instagram (hashtag #scrappytripalong). I was smitten....could hardly wait to raid my scrap bins...


If you think you might want to join in, you can find all the how-to's for this fun project on Bonnie's blog here. I'm pretty sure if you make just one block using this super fun method you'll be planning your next. And your next.



I was only going to make one...you know...to see how it went. I ended up making three. And I have the strips ready for number four.  This wasn't in the plans...but it sure is fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




30 comments:

Stitch and Yarn said...

These squares look lovely Sherri.
I was trying hard to resist the #scrappytripalong as I'm supposed to be finishing a quilt for a friend's wedding, but I'm afraid I succumbed today!
It's great fun though watching everyone's quilts come together at the same time with the same pattern.

Carol said...

What FUN! Love those blocks!

Karenkay said...

your blocks are lovely , and thanks for sharing the link!

Kate said...

I've been watching all week and I'm ready to take the plunge! Finally a use for all those random fat quarters I've been collecting, and assorted scraps. Love your blocks so far!

Polly said...

Beautiful, Sherri!!

Bed, breakfast en quilts said...

perfect to minimize your stash, the problem is that you always need to buy one more fabric(and end up buying a load!)But, I love the blocks.

Cindy said...

What fun looking blocks, Sherri.

Mary said...

I have a full size Great Granny top that I have to quilt & bind...everything is purchased to finish it so I am not gonna allow myself to start this until that is done...after that, all bets are off!

Cindy said...

Very pretty squares!

Nedra said...

I started making this same quilt a few months ago, and then it got put away. Its been so fun to see so many joining in lately. I'm using older darker fabrics that I wanted to get rid of, and now I wish I was using the bright happy lines like you.

Melinda said...

I just got my batik version of this quilt out this morning to check on it's status. After Easy Street it is next on my list.

Love your blocks!

randi--i have to say said...

I LOVE seeing these quilts all over blogland! And I love how yours is coming out! :)

Grandmasewnsew said...

I've looked at this one before. On one of the sites it says use 16 inch scraps and another says 16.5 inches. Guess either should work. It would be so easy to cut a strip when doing the row along, that I'll do this one too! Thank you (maybe-wink)

•stephanie• said...

oh ~ those are lovely blocks!
i witnessed in person the beginning of one of these quilts the other day at our quilt group meeting.
looks like such fun!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I can see why you couldn't help yourself! Oh my!! I might have the same problem...

suemac said...

I have to finish binding two quilts then I am all in.

Nanette Merrill said...

Thanks for posting your blocks. I'm always determined not to start new projects but this looks like something I could sandwich in between projects and use the extra bits. I have been over looking at the method. I want to do this? Should I jump? Not sure yet.

Maria said...

Your blocks are beautiful. This is the second blog I've come across making them. I have alot of sewing to do in January but maybe after that.

Carrie P. said...

very pretty scraps for your blocks.

CJ said...

Your blocks are lovely! I was thinking of joining in on that one as well. Looks like you are planning your blocks out - by color??

Carol Stearns said...

I'd like to figure out how to do these where the center diamond strip on 4 blocks is the same so that it makes a separate diamond when placed together. Guess this is on my bucket list.

CJ said...

I have read directions and am wondering how some get a consistent dark strip centered on their blocks...how do I do that?? Or for instance the white strip in the center of your newest block on Flickr. :S

Lesley said...

Love, love, love your blocks!

Marie said...

Wow, I'd love to play in your scrap bin - beautiful blocks!

Diane said...

Just when I think I have overcome the urge to start this... I see another more lovely than the last!

Lisa said...

These are sooooo pretty, might just have to make one... or two :)

Suburban Stitcher said...

Love it!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my…this is gorgeous, Sherri! I've been trying not to take this on but now I don't know!

capitolaquilter said...

the blocks are sweet - I've given up sticking to a plan too strictly when it comes to quilting!

Sonia said...

My goal this year is to learn and perfect quilting skills