Friday, 24 May 2013

Scrappy Trip Crazy

I know every man and their dog (or girl and their blog) has done one of these quilts, but yet again I have to say I am really enjoying this scrappy trip I'm taking. It is hard to describe the fun, so I thought I would show you in pictures. It's just all about turning those ugly fabrics into little Cinderellas, so that they can look good at the ball too.  I will pop the link to the great tutorial by Quiltville up on my resources page, if you haven't already seen it. 

See. Start with your ugly fabrics in your 2.5" strips. Uggggh.  Well the polka dots are cute, I guess. 





 Start the magic.  



Looking better . . . Just don't look too hard at the bottom left hand corner, there was a little teensy weensy unpicking disaster. 


All tidied up and ready for the ball...


And ta-da.  The magic happens.  I think I need to play with my layout a bit more, but it's getting there. 


So I get why everyone loves these. They're just kinda fun.  And nice big blocks. I have just six left to do and then I'm going to start playing with Bernie's quilting stitches. Soooo cool.  Well unless I stuff it up!

Linking up with Crazy Mom and Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Have a good weekend!

6 comments:

wombatquilts.com said...

What a great trip along. The darker fabric gives it such a pop.

Allison said...

Your quilt is looking great! I love puttingfinding a good use for 'ugly' fabrics :)

Esther F. said...

Great project! This technique is so addictive! ;-)

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Glinda ♥ said...

I haven't done one yet, Liz - keep meaning to get round to it! Yours is looking great :)

Sarah Craig said...

Those ugly fabrics are looking pretty good! I need to get back to working on my own scrappy trips...

Whoop whoop!!

hydeeannsews said...

Oh, I'm a girl with a blog who hasn't attempted this yet. My to do's are already too long. But someday I will. Yours is looking fabulous. I never would have guessed you had uglies in there because they really do look so nice all chopped up. Amazing!