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Scrappy Trip around the World

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How do 20 quilters have a great time? Take a workshop from Claudia and Nancy on a pattern called Scrappy Trip.  (The pattern is free on Bonnie Hunter’s website )DSCN3456 We cut fabric into strips (2 1/2″ x 16″)  prior to the class. We cut an extra 40 strips which we traded with the other class members.  It was a fabric hoarders version of musical chairs. We stood around this table, laid out our 40 strips, then as fast as you could…we moved to the left, took 2 strips, moved to the next spot. We all ended up with 40 new, different pieces of fabric to use in our blocks. DSCN3463There were a few extra strips….
DSCN3436It always amazes me that the same quilt block pattern can look so different, based on the fabrics used.DSCN3454 Jayne’s was greens and blue with black running down the middleDSCN3452 Dani used all red fabric.  Kitty would love this one!DSCN3450 Cathy had “controlled” scraps.  DSCN3444 Once the blocks are made, four of them are combined.DSCN3461 This is Claudia’s version.  Do you see the diamond shapes?  That is why it is called Trip around the world.DSCN3445 Nancy’s quilt top.  Aren’t these all such happy quilts?DSCN3435
I’m now keeping busy cutting more strips, trying to use up more fabric.

PS. Since you are reading again, skip The Goldfinch.  Beautiful writing, but I didn’t like the story.

Written by bevanddara

May 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Posted in Bev, Quilts

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