Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Scrappy Trip Along


Just a couple of weeks ago I posted here about my "Scrappy Trip Along" blocks (tutorial for the blocks here). As I mentioned earlier, the Scrappy Trip Along craze sort of started on Instagram where I resisted as long as I could. After making the first four blocks, however, I knew I'd be making a whole quilt. After all, who doesn't want to make a good-sized quilt entirely from their scraps/stash?!  After getting my sewing room back in order, the first thing I did was make a few more blocks.


This time I cut all the strips for 4 blocks at once, and sewed them all at once...and...well...it went pretty fast! If I make 36 blocks I'll have a 72" x 72" quilt.

Every time you make a few blocks, you'll want to look at them all together...here are blocks 5 - 8.


And here are blocks 1-8. Yes, I'm definitely going to make 36! I heart this quilt already. (In fact, I already have strips ready to sew for the next 4 blocks)!


I decided to get caught up on Bee Blocks before the Scrappy Trip Along quilt takes over...here is Trish's January block which was so much fun to make!

Thanks so very much for stopping by! I've got something fun to let you know about this week...can't wait to share my plans!  Have a great day!



29 comments:

Darlene D said...

Your blocks are lovely! After reading your earlier post about it, I decided to try it too! I've got five finished and I'll be making a big one too! May even go to king size with 64 blocks.

trish said...

Your blocks look fabulous!!
And I adore my bee blcok!
Thank you so much Sherri!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is a fun block to make. I too was holding out but jumped in. Your colors are great!

Carol said...

Love your Scrappy Trips...and your Bee block is wonderful...LOVE it!

Lesley said...

Please keep sharing, and making, your scrappy blocks! They are beautiful and each time I see them, I get closer to deciding to make some of these wonderful blocks!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I too could not resist the scrappy Trip Along and I am loving it. I have 9 blocks done and am also going to do 36. I needed to reduce the stash and this works great for that.

Thimbleanna said...

Your scrappy trip is looking awesome Sherri! Can't wait to see more!

Needled Mom said...

I love all of these blocks and am dying to jump on board with some scraps too.

karen said...

I love the scrappy trip along. I love every version of it I've seen so far. And you're right, you do want to lay out all the blocks and stare at them. I was going to cap mine at 30, but I keep seeing fabrics in my stash that haven't seen the light in years and I cut a few more strips....

Cindy said...

Great block to get bust through the stash! I'm using granny square blocks to do the same thing.

Cindy said...

I'll have to read more about the Scrappy you're doing. I'm really liking yours.

Darlene said...

Love your scrappy trip blocks - delightfully sweet. And, the Bee Block is adorable.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Love your scrappy trip blocks, especially all the bright colors with the white accent.

Leslie said...

Love your scrappy trip along blocks! I am just starting mine today! I am so excited to start it!

your bee block is just adorable!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Your scrappy trip blocks look great. I was just like you and had to do 36. Trying to get them all sewn together now!
Amanda

Nanette Merrill said...

The scrappy blocks are kind of addicting!

Tammy said...

Your blocks are all gorgeous...I am slowly working on one too.c
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CJ said...

You big tease! Love your scrappy trip along and wondering how much planning you are putting into each block. I'm cautious on starting one thinking it will look like garbage unless I do some planning.

Carrie P. said...

I feel myself getting ready to cave! very pretty blocks. I like the white in them too.

Rene' said...

Your bee block with Aneela's fabric is fabulous! I also love your scrappy trip along blocks. It has been so hard to resist these blocks...

Mama Pea said...

I should not even be looking at this, because I totally love your scrappy trip around blocks and now I want to make one. None of my scraps really go together, however. My tastes are so diverse, I have civil wars mixed in with pretty brights. LOL.

Illuminatedquilt said...

I LOVE YOUR STRIPY BLOCK! I AM DOING ONE TOO !I HAD NO SEWING MACHINE BUT I JUST GOT A NEW JANOME!!

Leanne said...

Hi Sherri, I just finished making 36 blocks for my scrappy trip around the world quilt and they look really good. I can't wait to sew them altogether. Your blocks are lovely, You are so lucky to have some Happy Go Lucky in your quilt.

Kim Walus said...

Love it!! I knew I couldn't resist joining in on the Scrappy Trip Along. It's just going to take me a bit longer to get mine done. I've decided that I should be cutting a 2.5" strip out of every piece of favorite as I buy it because now I feel compelled to cut strips out of everything that I own. That will be a lot of pressing and cutting. lol. I'm going to try to make at least one block a day and then maybe by the end of a month I'll have close to 30 blocks done.

CathyK said...

That quilt is going to be awesome! Love that block!

Kate said...

They look great! I really love the block with yellow and orange in it. I've got just four to go to make 36.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Dang!! I'm having a hard time not doing one of these in feedsacks!!

pandchintz said...

I've just spent today making trippy blocks! Four down and another six sets chosen - they are SO much fun! Loving yours.

Dee Cee said...

I also have avoided trying to be sucked into the Scrappy Trip *sigh* but they got the rope out, wrangled me down and those blocks are popping out haha What were we trying to stay away from??

Good luck on yours as well, they look great!

:-Dee