Sunday, June 29, 2014

Scrappy Trip Round Five Blocks

Round Five and my third time in a hive is nearing it's July 15th deadline so this weekend it was high time to make my blocks for my hive mates.  I usually spend the first couple months gathering just the right fabric and then attack the five required blocks all at once.  Each time my least favorite thing is getting the 1/4 seam allowance just set right and then they go together pretty smoothly after that.

First up was an all green one for Britta:

I hope she likes it.  She let me know she liked one I had done last round but I tweaked a couple fabrics to make them all green.

Sherri and Holly from Rebecca Mae Designs wanted fun bright modern fabrics:

I always struggle with the freedom of just fun bright fabrics...but here is the end result.  I am happy with it and I hope they will be, also.

Lee from Didder's World asked for orange and pink.  I picked out a whole other group of them and then last week went to a LQS on a shop hop and fell in love with three new pinks and oranges that absolutely brought a whole new level of appeal to the finished block. I could adore a whole quilt top made of these!

Funny thing is a couple of the prints were from last year's Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop and I passed it up last year because I didn't like the fabrics.  Who would know how incredible I would think they are this year?

Therese requested Country / Reproduction fabrics.  I had previously had her in the first round  I participated in and struggled with this request then, also.  This time, I consulted Cheran at Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop who led me to some fabrics by Jo Morton and I hope they are what Therese had in mind all along.

The pictorial print is Panier De Fleurs by French General and I thought the colors fit the 'fugly' fabrics that are represented in these fabrics to a tee.  I know a lot of quilters are drawn to these reproductions but I am not among them.  I sure hope they fit Therese style and appeal to her. I truly think this is what she will adore and hope I am on the right path here.

To finish up our hive's request the beekeeper, Shirley from Simple Sew, requested teal, orange, aqua and bright colors with the teal or orange as the center stripe.

The Kaffe Fassett fabric gave me a great palette to work with.  I really like how it turned out.

I like to make a block for me each round but last round I didn't so this time I made two for me.  My colors are Browns, Greens and Blues.  I really like how it is all coming together with such a wide variety of colors and values amongst these three colors.  Here are my two new blocks that I added to the collection this weekend.

This is what my Scrappy Trip is currently looking like at the present.  I have four more blocks arriving this round.   Lee has already shipped hers to me and it is already happy in it's new home.
Thanks so much, I love seeing each new arrival and am loving watching this Scrappy Trip Quilt grow each quarter.


  1. This was fabulous to stumble upon on BLOVIN>.. May I Share on My Blog? All Links are directly to you.. I better get to sewing.. I cant wait to get my Great Block.. I love it . Thank you

  2. Wow....those all look wonderful. I LOVE the way the blocks are coming together in your quilt. I would love to see all of the finishes together - so many variations!!!

  3. Dear Kathy, I really adore the block you made for me! Hope it arrives soon so I can put it on my wall and stare at it all the time! Thank you so much!

  4. Oh my! these are going together so nicely! I love them! I really love scrappy quilts and this one is a good ideal or using the scraps that I have.

  5. What size patches did you start with? I really like this pattern and think I'm going to try it!


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