Monday, January 14, 2013

Now this is more like it... on Design Wall Monday

Okay the big brown plaid star quilt I showed last week will be a nice gift but it was NOT making me a happy quilter. Now this is more like it...


my first two Scrappy Trip blocks. Oh I LOVE these! The colors, the dots, the chickens.. they make my heart sing! This kind of sewing is better than Prozac!.


I spent a little time last evening cutting some strips. I know I'll need lots more but this is a nice start.


My plan is to use a black/white print in the center of the block with rings of color. I like the idea of some structure in what is going to be a busy quilt.

Oh and I did get the back together for the plaid star quilt. I used my flannel stash and came up with this.


My oldest son said it looked manly...and since it is for my brother that's a good thing. Now to get it quilted and gifted.

Hope you have a productive week. I'm looking forward to playing with the Scrappy Trip blocks and cutting some novelties for the Wiggly Whimsey SAL.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

8 comments:

  1. Love your patchy, polka dotted, happy blocks. They are much better suited than the big flannel star....but oh the star will be nice to snuggle under on a cold evening.

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  2. I love the materials you're using in your scrappy trip along! I'm making one too, my center row is going to be royal blue to tie it all together.

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  3. Your stash is so bright and happy--I have absolutely nothing like these prints. The scrappy trip is on my list but mine will be much quieter than yours.

    The backing is very manly. Looks like a tree!

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  4. Those are just fun fabrics. No wonder it makes you happier :)

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  5. Oh, I'm not supposed to be envious, but wowzer, that's a goodlooking bunch of fabrics for that scrappytrip !

    I 'finished' cutting mine out today, but I know I may have to make some substitutions as I go along. I cut for 42 blocks ! I chose pastel to medium range fabrics, so it won't be quite as 'joyful' as yours ...... ooh I like yours !

    I am going to try to keep a darker strip through the middle of each block. Wish me success......and have a ball with yours. It's going to WONDERFUL !

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  6. You new start is so colorful and happy looking!

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  7. Oh! We saw Peter Noone and the group two years ago when they came to Baton Rouge! It was a fun concert.

    love the socks, I need to learn to knit those....
    glen

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