Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday: more scrappy tripping along

I've been feeling the itch to get caught up here on the ole blog and couldn't decide where to start as I have many completed projects and my forever sewing room cleanup/organization project. So I think I'll continue to tell you about my most current WIP.

I knew I didn't have enough of my fat quarter bundle to pull off the whole quilt but at the same time wasn't sure about how much I actually needed.  I was worried about cutting too much of any given fabric or what colors I needed to supplement.  What I needed to do was get the blocks finished that I was working on and just see where I stood.

So I let my strip sets sit around for a while until the other night when I sat down with a Downton Abbey rerun (I have A LOT to say about that show!!) and sewed up the rest of the blocks I had prepped.  Here's an idea of what it will look like.  I'm really loving it!

It's a start! I swear I thought I had more blocks finished! #scrappytripalong
I have 13 blocks finished and am planning on 30 total. I'm not as far along as I'd hoped but I have some new fabrics to add in and I think it's going to turn out really cute.
And now I'm ready to cut the rest of the strips I need! Not too bad. #takingabreak #scrappytripalong 

I plan on backing it with the blue chevron and binding with the red dots! 

This is one quilt that I'm hoping to finish for myself in record time.  I started it in January and hope to have it all done in the next month or so.  

I'm also mulling over an Amy Butler Weekender bag.  I got the pattern for Christmas and am currently debating fabric choices: buy something new? or use up my stash?  Tough decision.

7 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Dee said...

Downtown Abbey fan here! Your Scrappy Trip Along is fantastic and so nice to see you blogging again!

Ann said...

Love the quilt. The colors are so fun and well, colorful! I just finished the weeender bag and chose to use scraps of fabric -- red and aqua. You can peek at it here: Good luck!

Christine said...

It looks wonderful so far. I love all of your fabric choices and your television show choice too.

Katy Cameron said...

Looking great so far, loving the extras being added in :o)

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I LOVE it Amy! I so want to make one of these for myself! :)

liz said...

Loving this quilt! It may be the prettiest (IMHO) scrappy trip quilt I've seen to date. I LOVE your color choices.

Can you please explain what the numbers on your fabric stacks indicate? It's prob. very obvious to most.. but not to me.


diane said...

we can have a virtual weekender making party. I ordered my fabric today. I'm excited, nervous and scared. Your scrappy trip is looking really good