Tuesday, January 22, 2013

QOV Scrappy Trip Around the World

It started on New Year's weekend.  A few people on Instagram decided to sew a scrappy trip around the world using the tutorial from Quiltville.com.  It spread like wildfire along the IG community and became a hashtag monster of its own, #scrappytripalong. Many drank the kool-aid, so to speak, including me. I made two tops total!   The truly scrappy one is waiting to be quilted but here's a sneak peak.
The second one was made for a donation to Quilts of Valor.  These came together pretty quick and I love how you can get different top looks out of the quilt.  Just check out the Flickr page set up to show all the photos (that's how many popped in to join this unofficial sew along).

So, I created strip sets, sewed them together per the tutorial and then finally ended up with a block. Then I had two blocks, three, and four.


 The quilt was starting to grow.
I'm excited, I'll be attending a local sew-in for QOV this upcoming weekend and I'll be able to hand in my quilt then but before I was to do that, I needed to take photos for you. The thing is, I had a dog interfere. He wanted to model, I think. He was actually posing so, I figured I'd let him have his day and publish his handsome mug.  I hope you enjoy.




And now some quilt details!



Cheers!
Beck

13 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Did you sew all of your strips in the same sequence?

Gari in AL said...

This looks great. Did it take some time to get all those seams to match up

Mitzi said...

Gorgeous! I love the controlled yet scrappiness of your quilt. Please share with me how you sewed your strips together to get this result. Thanks.

Karin said...

looks great! Your dog did an especially good job of posing on it, hehe :) He is a very handsome dog! Is he yellow lab?

Karen said...

What a beautiful quilt! Someone is surely going to treasure it. Love all the wonderful, patriotic fabrics.

krista said...

It's so gorgeous! Love your canine companion, too :D

Kay Lynne said...

You did a great job! Are you sure your dog wants you to give this quilt away? He looks like he loves your quilt :) A soldier will really treasure this quilt!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy seeing your viszla enjoying the quilt! Great quilts!

Nanna said...

your quilt is beautiful, did you use the same block placement to get the colors the same on the edges of each block?
Helen

Kelsey said...

LOVE yours!! Did you sew the red polka dot strip in the same spot in every strip? I really want to make one like this :)

QuiltNut Creations said...

fabulous! and for such a great cause.

Jessie said...

I love the less-scrappiness of this one, after all the wild fabric combinations flying all over the internet, this one really allows my blood pressure to return to normal :) Lovely!

Nina said...

What a gorgeous quilt - beautiful! And your four-legged assistant makes a great model :-)
Greetings from Alaska!