Tuesday, July 5, 2022

I Stayed Home And I Made A Trip Around The World

Trip Around The World (TATW)
It's a flimsy! It's a top! 
54 x 72



I don't remember when I started making the blocks. I think it was last year when I was trying to empty out a 2 inch width bin of scraps.  I had a lot of darker pieces so thought I would use mostly darker fabrics.  To make the first few blocks I collected the darker fabrics from the bin that were at least 2 x 12.5 inches. At around that same time I was trying to clean up a box of quilt back trimmings that was overflowing so cut any of those darker pieces that I could into 2 inch width pieces. 

Then I made my blocks similar to Bonnie Hunter's (Quiltville) tube method and I ended up with 9 inch (finished) blocks. 

I didn't have enough blocks for a quilt top so those blocks and any other pieces left went into a project box (a very large shoebox). Then as I came across or made scraps that were dark or 2 inches in width I threw them into the TATW project box. 

Late last month I saw the project box was getting very full of trip strips so I made more blocks.  And to my surprise I was only a few blocks short of a quilt top.   As I was looking at the blocks I was afraid that the "trips" were not going to show up because the fabrics were so similar in value. I was afraid I was not going to like the finished result. I really didn't want to make the rest of the blocks necessary for a top only to be disappointed with the end result. But I went ahead and made 6 more blocks and assembled a top.

Surprise! Surprise! I was not disappointed! 
And I have an empty project box. Now what? 

And sew on...

 

19 comments:

swooze said...

It’s gorgeous! I’m sure you lave lots more fodder squirreled away :)

Julie in GA said...

It's beautiful! I've made that pattern before, and seeing your quilt has me thinking about making it again.

Julierose said...

this is gorgeous!! Love your title...talk about fabric journeys...;))
hugs, Julierose

Andra Gayle said...

lovely! I have one started. way past time to work on it some more.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Beautiful! I've got an overflowing box of 2" strips, this would be a good way to use them. Happy stitching!

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous! I would call it Sparkly Trips!

cityquilter grace said...

a delightful colorful scrappy

JCH said...

Really pretty! It shines. :)

Deanna said...

I love it! I made one a few years ago. Maybe it is time to do another one.

https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2020/11/25/scrappy-trips-finish/

gayle said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!
(And Scrappy Trips just ooched further toward the top of my list. Is it possible to have a 99-way tie for first?)

Quiltdivajulie said...

When you showed this partially made and wondered if you would like it, I was almost certain you would. It is so gloriously scrappy!!! LOVE IT!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

" A few blocks short of a quilt top" kinda like a few cards short of a full deck???? haha!!
This is beautiful!!! Lots of happy colors!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I just finished a similar quilt a couple of weeks ago on my blog. I like yours with 2" strips. I made mine with 2.5" ones. I might try to make some in your size as they sparkle more.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

It's a colourful, rainbowy delight.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is so colorful and happy! I think almost any combination of fabrics work in this type of quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE it SEW much, Cathy (and one of these days I hope to make one, too!!)

Linda said...

Certainly not dark- the deep yellow and jewel colours make a really colourful quilt. Love it.

Mystic Quilter said...

Stunning, stunning!! I love all that delicious colour.

mangozz said...

I absolutely love your "trip" quilt in those deep colors! It's a reminder for me to finish (quilt) my 2 Scrappy Trips quilts that I loved making. They are so fun.