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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scrappy Trip Around the World

Okay, I succumbed!  I'm not much of a follower, there are just so many projects I want to finish, but I kept seeing everybody's Scrappy Trips Around the World and I just had to make one for myself!
I started cutting a lot of material into 2 1/2 inch strips.  I have a lot of royal blue material, so I am going to put that in the middle of all my squares to be my one color that ties it all together, so I guess it is a controlled scrappy!  LOL
I got the one block and three tubes ready to cut.
Then I made another block, so I now have 2 blocks made!
I wish I had more of that orangey yellow, I love it!
We also got the neutral great granny square basted today.

I also finished quilting and binding my penguin quilt!  I love how crinkled it got after I washed it!  My stitches are not even, but I can only get better!
Too bad you can't really see it.  I'm glad I went with the red binding, it really brings out the reds in the quilt.  This is my first quilt that I am keeping for myself!
I used a jelly roll for this quilt and strip pieced it.   Go here for a closer look at the penguin!
I have 79 more blocks to make for the trip around the world in order to make a king size quilt.  It's going to take me a while!  If you want to make one for yourself, here's Bonnie's tutorial!
Check out the flicker group too!
The scrappy trip is just like the postage stamp quilt, just one more step!  I'm glad I made the postage first.  I am loving 2 1/2 squares, they are in all three of these quilts!
What are you working on?


Kathy Felsted Usher said...

These are really great- love that penguin!

Christine said...

The quilts look great! I love the colors on your scrappy quilt.

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

Lynette said...

Whoop! Whoop! :) Oh, that penguin is so cute!! Yes, that red binding is perfect.

Sarah Craig said...

Great to see your scrappy trips progress! I'm hoping to have some to show on Monday. And your penguin quilt is adorable! Whoop whoop!!

Melissa said...

You have been super busy! I love your penguin quilt! He is adorable :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a cute quilt with the penguin Missy! I succumbed to the Scrappy Trip Around the World too.....love yours! Thanks for sharing.
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Quilter Kathy said...

So many great projects going on over there...great finish with the penquin quilt...I love that one!

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