Saturday, July 8, 2017

Scrappy Trips Saturday

There are so many reasons that I love making Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge! Choosing fabrics to get a good gradation from light to dark is always a fun challenge. The pattern (find instructions by Bonnie Hunter HERE) goes together quickly and eats up a good amount of scraps. Here are my blue blocks for July, which used up almost a yard of fabric.


Scrappy Trips Around the World
15" blocks
pattern by Bonnie Hunter

The best thing about these Scrappy Trips blocks is playing with different layouts of the blocks. Back in February I thought I was going to join four blocks of each color together as shown above, but now I'm not so sure. There are just too many different options. I could do a big barn raising setting (but if I do this, I would use a more random mix of the colors.) 



Another possibility is an off-center zig-zag layout.



I still have a few more colors to add to my Scrappy Trips collection. My blocks are made from 3" strips and will finish at 15". If I make four blocks of nine different colors and put them all together in one quilt, it would measure 90" square. I have already made extra blocks of some colors and might end up making two throw quilts instead. There's plenty of time to figure it out all out!

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday.  I will also be linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday at Mrs. Sew and SowBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 



Julie in GA

16 comments:

  1. Those layout possibilities for your Scrappy Trips blocks are beautiful! That is fun!

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  2. These blocks look great together!!

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  3. Such fun blocks! I really like the zig zag layout. Looks like you've got another pretty RSC quilt in the works.

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  4. I really love what you have done with these!

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  5. So many possibilities with these beautiful blocks.

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  6. Your blocks are just glowing, no matter how you arrange them. Keep having fun with them

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  7. I'm glad it's you who has to make the decision on this, not me. They are all so beautiful and radiant!!

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  8. I love the way the blocks seem to glow! Looks like you'll have a lot of fun playing with them before you settle on a setting!

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  9. I can see how fun these blocks are to play with. Every variation looks good!

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  10. Very inspiring! I've yet to try a proper scrappy trip!

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  11. I was shocked to hear that your 4 BLUE blocks ate up almost a YARD of fabric. MUST. Make. This quilt!! LOVE the fact that there are SEW many design possibilities, as well.

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  12. Great looking blue Scrappy Trips blocks! It's so much fun to play with different layouts. Whatever you choose, I know you'll love the finished quilt. I might hear another one calling my name...

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  13. Every month I get more excited about this quilt . It is going to be beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  14. Oh I really like that bottom layout!

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  15. I have seen plenty of STAW quilts and have considered making them but your blocks do jump out and make me want to dive into my stash right now. Gorgeous. You have done wonders with color and placement. I miss Scraptastic Tuesday - not a word from Nicky or Leanne.

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