Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I Couldn't Resist...

...joining in the latest craze in blogland -  I just had to make a Scappy Trip Around The World quilt too. 
The tutorial for these scrappyluscious blocks is here at QuiltVille. I warn you though, these blocks are addictive!
 I did as the instructions said and threw in a bit of Everything!!  I raided some jelly rolls that have been in my cupboard for ages, I rummuged through my scrap bins for anything the right size and cut strips off unsuspecting yardage. I laid the strips out in colours beside my machine then without thinking too much just randomly sewed strips together into pairs. Then pairs were sewn to pairs and so on.
It has made a much more random result than if I had planned each block. There's some crazy combos going on but its definitely scrappy!  I've ended up with about 35 sets of strips and so far have sewn about half into blocks. 

 We've been going through a heat wave with temperatures between 30-40 degrees (86-104 F) so I get up early in the cool of the morning and sew a few blocks before racing off to work. It's fun seeing it grow and take over my design wall.

 I have another project on the go for when it's too hot to sew in my sewing room. I sit in front of a cool fan and hand quilt my Dollop Of Cream quilt. It's nice to work with refreshing pale colours on a warm day.


I couldn't resist adding a little bird. 



 My friend Melissa Peda of 100 Billion Stars has created a stunning quilt called Garden Geometry. The perfect fabric combo of  wonderful Amy Butler mixed with Parson Gray's Seven Wonders range.. Melissa is offering a free pattern to down load and a generous giveaway too!! It's such a great pattern, maybe it'll be a super sew along one day!  Pop over and have a look here.


33 comments:

Quiltjane said...

Love it. I have so much on at the moment and really want to start mine. So jealous of all the beautiful quilts I am seeing all over the internet.

Quiltjane said...

Love it. I have so much on at the moment and really want to start mine. So jealous of all the beautiful quilts I am seeing all over the internet.

Karen said...

Love the scrappy blocks. Great way to use all those bits and pieces.
Hope we all get a break from the heat soon.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love Dollop of Cream! It certainly looks cool! Stay cool too!

Marg said...

Oh no not you too. I AM DETERMINED not to succumb. Yours looks fabulous though.
Love your applique bird. I could do with some nice cool colours to work with this week.

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto allegro e vivace il tuo progetto!
Ciao

Mary said...

Your scrappy trip is looking good! And I can't wait to see your cream quilt. The peeks are sweet!

Barb said...

Your scrappy trip around the world is fantastic! I love these kinds of scrap quilts. All the fabrics just say YOU. It is happy and cheerful. What a great way to start the year.
What a sweet dotty bird - I'm off to check out the links you posted - thanks.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I don't have enough scraps to do the trippy but I'm storing bits up so I'll do it eventually - it looks like a lot of fun!
Love the cream quilt and the cute bird!

Heather said...

I have seen lots of these scrappy trip around the world quilts in blog land. Yours is great but I especially love that little bird you added to the cream quilt. Adorable!

Shay said...

Im not giving in...Those trippy quilts will have to get made without me. They do look wonderful though and what a fab way to use up scraps!

Heidi said...

gorgeous... oh well, I'm still resisting... there are so many wonderful scrappy tatw in blogland now... Maybe yours makes me weak ;-)
And love the bird , too

Sasha said...

I'm trying to resist the scrappy quilt along, but I won't be able to resist much longer. I have so many scraps =D Yours looks gorgeous so far!!!

Melissa P said...

Like many others, I've been resisting the scrappy trip along. I'm afraid of starting one more project right now. But yours is such a delightful hodge podge, it makes me question my ability to withstand temptation.

Your little polka dot blackbird is absolutely fabulous! Love that addition to the Dollop of Cream quilt.

Nifty Quilts said...

LOVE your scrappy trips! I've been making one too. You're way ahead of me. It looks wonderful with so many different colors. Just the kind of cozy, knock-around quilt we all want to cuddle up in.

Terry said...

Like everyone else torn between resolve not to start something new and going week at the knees over the snuggly scrappy trip. Yours is grama made me wonderful.

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, another one suckered in ;o) Looking forward to seeing it all done though :o)

Kelly said...

Oh another pretty TATW quilt!

audrey said...

Your TATW is wonderful! I love how the pattern works so well with mixing fabrics any which way. Your little bird is wonderful too. Love, love, love the fabrics you made it with--so sweet.:)

Vickie said...

I saw a post about this the other day at A Quilting Life, and decided I would do one. Now that I've seen yours I'm for sure doing one! I love yours. This would be a good thing to do with some of my older fabric that I'm not in love with anymore...I can get rid of it in this pattern and it will look beautiful again.

melissa said...

Those scrappy quilts are just fab, cant wait to make one myself! Your dollop of cream is just gorgeous, love the birdie!

x

Allie said...

That is gorgeous, and my favorite way to sew - not a whole lot of thinking involved, lol!

Melody said...

You are such a talented person. Everything is beautiful

Anita said...

Really love your scrappy quilt! If you hadn't said it was random, I would have thought you planned out some of the colors. Great stash :)

Lynne Shandley said...

Argh - first RedPepper makes one and now you! I want to make one sooooo badly but I really have to get work done and I'm on a knitting and writing jag at the moment and I have two quilts that need to be finished so I can send them off to where they will be loved. Noooo!
And Garden Geometry is pretty nifty too. Plus I have a quilalong on Flickr at ORBC...

quiltmom said...

Love the scrappy strips - it is such a great pattern and looks so complicated. I love the randomness of yours- I am thinking about making one too- who knows..
Thanks for sharing- Stay cool- It is very cold here in Alberta today-
Happy 2013 to you and yours,
Anna

Sewhappy said...

Oh your quilts are looking so good. Making me want to get behind my machine : )

Sewhappy said...

Oh your quilts are looking so good. Making me want to get behind my machine : )

Sew Surprising said...

Oh Ms BMD you never disappoint, both look stunning, your eye for colour is always spot on :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Looks great RachaelZzzI can see how some people can't resist! It's lovely to work on cooler colours in the heat! Bon Appetit xo

Deb R said...

Ohh love your scrappy tripalong !!! Cant wait to see your dollop of cream quilt! Cute birdy!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I took this class with Bonnie and she is wonderful. I didn't get to sew because I came to the class late. I am going to make this one too!

Karen said...

Your scrappy trip around the world is looking mighty fine! The birdy is a perfect touch.

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