Sunday, 6 January 2013

#scrappytripalong

it's gone viral on Instagram, 
if you want to follow my drivel over there i am trudi_wood
(same on twitter)

so back to #sccrappytripalong - pattern is here
flickr group is here

so i raided my 2 1/2" strips, pulled all the pretty Amy Butler ones and some other lovelies 


and soon had a pretty block for my efforts


and then there were 8 ...


and after returning to work, and going out and doing a couple of hours each night, 
then there were 16


at which point the pretties had all but run out and I turned to my stash,


and calculated how many more strips I needed for another 20 blocks,
and cut, and cut, and cut ...


and unusually, refolded and returned said stash to the pantry, all nice and neat!
(no I don't think I was feeling quite myself!)

and soon there were all 36 blocks done!


so yesterday I laid them out ...


and after an afternoon of gentle piecing went in search of backing


seems I had just the right amount of this Pure by Sweetwater for Moda

so I loaded it up before I changed my mind and saved it for something else!


and whilst the momentum was still with me ...


got that baby quilted!

and before retiring for the night, I went back to the pantry, pulled a few potential bindings, made a decision and cut, ready for a little more sewing action this morning!


I started this a week ago, and seems I could have another finish for you very soon!

And then, perhaps I can get back to what I should have been doing all this time!

I need to get my list together for the Finish Along that is being hosted by Leanne this year!


Perhaps this will keep me more on track, and get that startitis back under control!

14 comments:

Di said...

My you have been tripping along at a fast rate! Looking forward to seeing how you are going to quilt it. Di x

Katy Cameron said...

Holy crap that was quick! Well done though :o)

Archie the wonder dog said...

When you go for something you really go for it!! It looks fabulous - you'll be finished by now, are you?

Canadian Abroad said...

Good Lord, woman, slow down. Beautiful but way too quick!

Pam said...

That's it I am in, I have been looking at these wonderful scrappy gems and trying to be aloof. I have so much to do in the garden and house. Then i remembered my stash of California Girl and some darker prints I bought at the same time. Guess what I am chopping today, it certainly will not be veg for dinner that whole task has been delegated out. Happy Sunday.

heart of charnwood said...

Wow, what is it with the blocks, everyone has gone CRAZY (but they do look fabulous, well done!). : )

Brenda said...

fun! you really got the quilt grove on!

Kristi said...

There is no way I could complete something like that so fast....way to go. Looks beautiful, can't wait to see the end result.

Sarah said...

Flabberghasted at the speed of your trip! But it looks amazing T!

Annabella said...

Trudi - you are trippin' and then some! I can't wait for your first finish of 2013 - eek!

Leanne said...

You are so fast. I love your quilt, I am looking forward to the final pictures. And also your FAL list. I need to figure out my own list too.

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Good grief! You're amazing!!! it looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it finished :)

Judith, Belfast said...

Gordon Bennett! Have you been on the red bull all day? This is fabulous! Jxo

Marianne said...

You seem like a fairy that just magically transforms rubbish into something beautiful. Well done, Trudi.