January 20, 2013

Taking a Trip

A scrappy trip around the world. Peer pressure is a terrible thing :) There are so many awesome scrappy trip around the world quilts being made in blogland right now that I had to jump in.  I really didn't want to. No, wait, I did want to, but didn't think I had time.


I was finishing cutting flags for a bunting banner, and realized that I always have a 3" strip left over. I have a drawer full of 3" strips


and a tub full of orphaned jelly roll strips.

These blocks are fun to make and a great way to use up any left over jelly rolls you may have lying around. You can find the tutorial here. Please don't blame me if you suddenly get the urge to take a trip!

21 comments:

  1. How beautiful, I am so envious. I would love to try this but I'm useless at using the rotary cutter, any tips??
    Kay :-)

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    1. Kay, it took me awhile to get comfortable with the rotary cutter. Do you have a local quilt shop? Sometimes having someone show you is the best way to learn. Jelly roll strips also make this easy. Not as much cutting!

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  2. It is a horribly addicting quilt, isn't it? :)

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  3. Well, I just got on the granny square bandwagon, and this one may be next!

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  4. I don't even have my Great Granny quilt finished OR my Row Along quilt finished but I've done 4 blocks of the Scrappy Trips...sigh...

    Yours is gorgeous! Love the colors!

    Cheery wave!

    Bev

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    1. Sssshhh don't tell but I have 6 granny blocks sitting in a drawer :) Thanks!!

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  5. I'm exactly the same... so, so wanting to make one but knowing I have so much else I really should do first! I fear I will bow to the pressure soon too! Love your scrappy trip, have fun making it,
    Xx

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  6. So pretty! The great thing about this little trip is that you can do a block here and a block there! They are pretty quick once you get the first one down and it's so fun to see how each one turns out!!

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  7. Oh, Oh, Oh!!!
    I love it already!
    Can't wait to see it all grown up :)))
    Danette

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  8. I am soooooooo trying to resist!!!!
    Yours looks gorgeous :)
    Karen x

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  9. Beautiful, just beautiful. Chel x

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  10. So cute. Trip around the world, what a great name, but by the looks of that quilt, it would be quicker for me to take a trip around the world than make it. :) I am still madly in love with the pincushions. I must get one.
    blessings to you.

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  11. Your take on the trip quilt is gorgeous, Debbie!! I love the colours you've chosen :) And I like the idea of being able to use up left over jelly rolls for it...now I might just have to make one as well ;D!
    Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen x

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  12. How cheerful and sweet your quilt will be! I love all your fabrics! Just lovely! xx

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  13. Love this Debbie and, as always, beautifully made - all your seams always match! Something for me to aspire to. Didn't get round to commenting on your bag in the last post but I thought it was lovely and I would definitely like to try and make one of those! Looking forward to another year of wonderful posts on your blog.

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  14. Such a great way to use up all those little leftovers! The fabrics you use are so fun-- even this "scrappy leftover" quilt is absolutely adorable!!
    oxo,
    Jill

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  15. A.DOR.ABLE! I love the fabrics you chose!

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  16. Lookin' good Debbie! It really is a fun pattern and hard to resist. Using jelly rolls is a great idea. Just getting the binding on mine now.

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  17. I LOVE visiting your blog! Everything is so bright and cheerful from your blog header to your projects. Your scrappy trip along quilt is going to be amazingly beautiful. I'm loving the quilted bag too, any thought on a tutorial? I would love to make one. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  18. lovely! My brother sent me a jelly roll for Christmas so I'm hoping to make my own quilt soon :)

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  19. AH! Thanks for the happy color fix this morning! I'm your newest follower! ♥

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