Sunday, January 13, 2013

What's Next?

So now that I have finished an old top and it is happily in it's new home . . . .
What's next?

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.


  1. I love how you are rewarding yourself after each finish. I told myself I would finish everything first before starting anything new. It sort of saps the energy of quilting. But I will probably make up for it and start five new things at once later :-) Love the quilt you made for your mom.

  2. What a fab KF quilt you made for your Mum, can't beat a bit of KF and I'm loving the Scrappy Trip Around the World quilts that I'm seeing around blogland too, it's very tempting! Thrilled to see my bee block there, if all goes to plan this quilt's for my own bed, so I'm very excited about it - I'll keep an eye out for it arriving, thank you :)

  3. oh you too with the Scrappy, Ms. Redhead.. I shall be joining you...I actually found an excuse to partake in an online sale and purchased strips for my yeah chrissie...gotta get that block done...well its inauguration weekend coming and i will have to do it when i return on monday...smiles.

  4. That quilt you made your mother is beautiful! And I love your Bee Block - very calming.