Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Christmas Scrappy Trips

2016 Finish # 4

My Christmas Scrappy Trips Quilt:

I made the quilt top last year and finally quilted and bound it.  One more item checked off my 2016 To Do List!

I really loved making this quilt.  I want to make another one with a more planned color design.  I learned after I made it that using the same color in the center of each block makes a the design really pop.  I also want to use similar colors in the same spot on each block.

It was a windy day, but it always is when I'm trying to get a picture of a quilt!

Scrappy Trips Tutorial found at Quiltville HERE

Saturday, April 2, 2016

So Scrappy Saturday!

This month over at the So Scrappy Blog, the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is orange with accents of black or brown, inspired by the colors of a Monarch Butterfly.  I was excited to rummage through my scraps to dig out some oranges.

I don't have too many orange fabrics, but it occurred to me that there would probably be some in my box of Fall fabrics.  I'm always ready to sew some fall fabrics, even in April.  I purposely tried to only pull out the fabrics that were truly scraps.  I even pulled out a small piece about the size of a fat quarter that was in the "throw away" pile.

This morning, I went to work cutting the scraps into 2 1/2 inch squares, which is the size needed for the 36 patch leaders and enders quilt I am working on.  This is the end result and represents about all the orange scraps I have.  There are some fall leaves, pumpkins, chickens, dots, stripes and flowers.  Lots of variety!

I'll be working on the orange 36 patch blocks this week as leaders and enders while working on another quilt that I have in progress.

I've also been free motion machine quilting this Christmas Scrappy Trips quilt.  I'm a little over half done.  It is made from all Christmas scraps.

Its on the list that I posted in January HERE.  I have made some progress on the list, but I'll keep working on it as the year goes along.