So now that I have finished an old top and it is happily in it's new home . . . .
I, of course, I had to try a couple things before I could decide.
Do I want one for me???
Then I have been seeing this Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt-A-Long
ALL over the web, flicker, blogs, everywhere!
So I tried them both out . . .
I do love a good paper piecing project.
I will always love this block, but . . .
Maybe not this time around.
So then, I had my hand at the Scrappy Trip Around the World block.
I can see how it is addicting. Easy piecing, clever un-piecing and voila!
A block in minutes.
I believe this block has won for the next project!
So off I set on cutting up fabric and laying out colors.
I need to mix in more large prints, I think it gives it an extra wow factor.
I might just have to be a bit of a control freak and make sure a dark
value color is in the center row. Does this take the scrappiness out?
We'll see as I progress, I can always mix it up as I go along if I don't like it.
I have decided to take a cut of most of my fabrics for this one.
Here is my yellow/orange pile waiting to be cut.
This is going to take a while . . .
But totally worth it!
Here is a Quick Trip Around the World quilt
that I made for my Mom in 2007.
I used the Eleanor Burns book for this one and it uses the same technique
as described in the tutorial above.
This quilt for my Mom was done in a Kaffe Fasset fabrics.
I also got a tardy Bee Block done this week.
Going in the mail tomorrow!!
This would make a cute scrappy quilt too . . .
This is actually prodding me on to finish them!
Carrot and stick!! Hahaha.