Scrappy Trip around the World
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 Quiltville.com ) 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. There were a few extra strips….
It always amazes me that the same quilt block pattern can look so different, based on the fabrics used. Jayne’s was greens and blue with black running down the middle Dani used all red fabric. Kitty would love this one! Cathy had “controlled” scraps. Once the blocks are made, four of them are combined. This is Claudia’s version. Do you see the diamond shapes? That is why it is called Trip around the world. Nancy’s quilt top. Aren’t these all such happy quilts?
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.