Tripping Around the World is sewn together now, and ready for quilting. I tortured myself about whether I wanted a border on this or not. I’ve decided not. Stay tuned for post quilting updates.
Meanwhile, other scraps were sorted and used in this quilt. There was no tutorial or sew along for one…Just the motivation to decrease the volume of fabric scraps stuffed in the corner. It’s embarassing, you know.
Scraps were sorted by colors of the rainbow and hue, trimmed and sewn into rectangles, rectangles were sliced diagonally, and resewn into rectangles which then were sewn into a bigger rectangle. Then quilted.
Of course I wouldn’t have had to do this if I hadn’t cut perfectly good rectangles of fabrics into smaller pieces to begin with, but where is the fun in that?
I like how you define, or perhaps a better word is “infer” the concentric squares by making the occasional duplication of pattern. Not in all cases, but in some percentage of cases. How do you determine how many times and where to duplicate the patterned squares in order to lightly show the concentric squares? Any algorithm or is it just finger in the air method?
Algorithms! Bah! Fingers in the air! Nose to the wind!
Love both colorful quilts. Very interesting how you moved the color in your diagonal/rectangle scrap quilt.
Thank you! It was fun to play around with it. In fact, I played around with it long time not cut diagonally before I decided not to over think things and just experiment. It was made out of entirely scrap pile stuff so it made experimenting lower risk to me.
Beautiful. I agree that the fun in creating patchwork is to take perfectly good yardage and cut it up into smaller pieces in order to sew it all back together again into a large piece of yardage. I especially like using scraps. I was motivated by your scrappy trip around the world to start one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration.
Yay! I’d love to see how it turns out!
Great use of scraps! I’m always looking for a new way to use up my scraps. I love the scrappy trip around the world and want to make one but I think I want a color, like bright red, in each block to frame each one. Don’t know. But it is on my list of to do’s.
Thank you! It’s astounding to me how the scraps multiply. I think a red frame or any high contrast color to frame would look terrific! I saw an all red scrappy trip around the world recently on the blogospheres also.
I could make this quilt over and over again I think. It’s sort of addictive. 🙂
I just found your blog – these quilts are fabulous! I can’t wait to look around your site!!!
Thanks! I love your blog too!
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I can relate to your motivation to make a dent in your stash . Lately all I’ve done is organize my stash, which is essentially just moving it around. I need to spend more time sewing and less time organizing, though the good Lord knows I still need some serious organizational skills. Anyway, you came up with a stunning, I mean STUNNING quilt! Way to go. How/where will you use it?
Thanks so much! I”m not sure yet how I’m using this one. However, it’s sitting on the couch right now with a dog on top who has claimed it as her own.
May I borrow your scrappy rectangles idea? I love it!!
I love the second quilt so much. Beautiful work. I’m gonna try it too cause it IS embarrassing!
Just came across your site on Pinterest! I love your scrappy quilts. I have 9 boxes of scraps, I can’t wait to make these. It looks like 4 across and 5 down on your rectangle quilt. Is that right? and how big did you cut your rectangles? Thanks in advance. I’m ready to start scrap busting!!! Best-Lynn
I’m not sure how big the rectangles were. I remember piecing together scraps rather willy nilly and coming to something like 9inx13in rectangles and then trying to put them together, not liking them and and finally slicing them diagonally and mixing things up to create the final quilt pattern. I will look around for the quilt and measure and let you know if I find it but I think I gave this one away.
I’ve made subsequent ones that are similar and each time the rectangles were different sizes depending on what strips I had around. Cheers!
Thank you so much!
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Thank your for sharing your stunning quilts. You have a wonderful eye – positioning just the right colours next to one another.
Late to the party but love this!!!! After every quilt I put the leftover(s) in a bag, now have 7 grocery bags full. So I think that should be enough to make something like this! I also call this a memory quilt. Every square is from Grammy/Auntie/new Baby/college/ quilt and I feel a swoosh of emotion when I see it. Thank you for sharing!
Absolutely Love this idea! Beautiful work!