More Scrappytripalong Fanaticism

I got caught up in the #scrappytripalong crazy in January on Instagram and Flickr (and it continues today, though not at the same fevered pitch)… I used up two rolls of 2.5″ strips that were getting stale in my stash, plus a fat quarter collection of the Indie fabric line by Pat Bravo (which you can see a few posts back). This pattern/technique is available for free at Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville site, but BE WARNED. They’re like potato chips — you can’t make just one!

Here’s the first one I made, from the Indie Fabric Line:
Start As You Mean To Go On

It’s 60″x72″ and is a perfect sofa quilt.

I’m nearing the end of two projects that I will be blogging about shortly, so I’m trying to plan what to attack next. So I thought I’d post pictures of my Amy Butler Love Scrappy Trips quilt — it’s assembled into a quilt top so all I have left to do is to finish the backing and layer and quilt it.

Here are the different layouts that I auditioned when I had all of the blocks made for this one:

X's and O's

I ended up going with the last one, though it was really a tossup between the last two, which is why I chose the diamond design for my Basic Grey Figgy Pudding version:
Diamond Figgy Pudding

I will probably quilt both of them very simply with a wavy cross-hatch, since I LOVE how that turned out on the Indie Scrappy Trips Quilt.

And yes, I actually do have strips cut to make yet another one. Don’t judge. They’re the perfect therapeutic sewing after a tough day because it’s mindless. I have yet to make a truly scrappy one — all three of the ones I’ve done (plus the one I have strips cut for) are from single fabric lines. But you can go here and here or search for #scrappytripalong on your Instagram app on your handheld device (for some reason I can’t figure out how to search on the full web version) and see LOTS of variety. It’s a really fun, quick, easy quilt to do. And it burns through your scraps/leftovers, too! #WINNING!

Off to take Helen to camp today, then quilt guild tonight, and then hopefully I can get some more free-motion quilting done this weekend!

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