Saturday, January 26, 2013


I really did attempt a project during my Friday Night Sew-In, but I really don't have much to show. I had already cut a lot of strips with my Accuquilt Go 2-1/2 inch strip die. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I cut those strips into 16" strips to sew together for my Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks. 

 I was trying to be as scrappy as possible so jumbled them all together and started grabbing one at a time to sew 6 strips together. 
As you can see, I have a lot of different fabrics in this pile. They just don't all. This is a tough project!!
These are the four blocks that I finished....and the ones I'll be ripping apart. 
And this is the one that I finished recently. Just not feelin' it. I'll keep it because it's already sewn together, but I can't imagine I'll ever do anything with it. 


  1. I don't think it looks bad. make the other four, put them together, and see how they all look. If you still don't like it, maybe you could donate it to a children's hospital as a baby quilt or something, but you might surprise yourself and like them when you see more together? Or just go with your gut. :) What do I know.. except that I am really tempted by these blocks. :)

  2. I agree with Kelli...if you don't like it give it as a donation.... Don't rip it out... keep going and see what happens... I know how hard it is to just grab from the scrap pile..I took that challenge myself, ended up being one of my favorite disasters..*giggle*.... Hugs and Keep at it girlfriend!!!

  3. Even if you end up starting over, I admire your drledication to make it scrappy! I have probably put more effort than I should in the few unlocks I've made so far! Though, I am with you, I don't continue if I don't like where it is headed!

  4. Sometimes I think scrappy only really comes together (i.e. looks good) when the entire quilt top is put together. Scrappy blocks on their own can look very unattractive! While I wouldn't rush to make a mini quilt from it, I like your block in the context of scrappy and think it will be fantastic as part of a larger quilt top. Or, if you think scrappy will never appeal to you, stop now and make something that excites you!

  5. I hate ripping stuff out. :(
    And I like the term "favorite disaster" a lot. :)

    I also like the idea of donating it. Someone else may appreciate it.

  6. Good idea to donate it - but my money is on finishing it and seeing how terrific if looks when you step back!

    They really look terrific when combined together! Keep a darker strip in the middle
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  7. I agree to keep going. scraps need tons of other scrappy friends to look right. you may find that you love it once more have joined the pack. and if not, a donation quilt that will surely warm someone both physically and mentally that somebody make something for them. keep going girl! just enjoy the process


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