Saturday, February 7, 2015

...and I'm back!

Not that I've really been gone - just have been so incredibly busy with too many non-sewing things for pretty much the whole month of January - and, to tell you the truth, February isn't starting off much better!  As a result, I got very little done on my Jan. ALYoF project...
So, guess what my Feb. goal is going to be? yes, you're right - I'm going to try (again) to get some scrappy trip around the world quilt tops done.  I have made some progress:
I have more blocks made, and I have also started sewing some strips together.  The sections shown here are 3 blocks wide - and they should be at least 5 blocks wide by 7 or 8 blocks long.
I'm also planning to take part in the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge over at Angela's Soscrappy site again this year - I managed to cut the blue scraps for January's blocks, but got no farther than that.  I'm hoping to do Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Sister's Choice blocks for my rainbow scrappy project blocks.
One final thing that I'll be doing on an on-going basis this year is a large-scale floral Disappearing 4-Patch swap with my friend Cathy.  I got my first set of 4 blocks made up and sent to her, but I don't think that she got it yet, so I can't share them here yet.  I got the blocks she made in yesterday's mail, and they look great!  It will be interesting to see if we ever use the same fabrics - we don't live that far apart, so it's possible!
Now I'm off to link up on Melissa's site.


  1. Looks like you've got a pretty busy month ahead! Your TAtW is going to be great. Lots of nice scrappy fabrics!

  2. They arrived in the mail on Thursday. I'm gonna put them up on the wall and take a picture for Design wall Monday. It will be very interesting to see if we hit the same fabrics. Most of mine were bought either at the Lens Mills in Hamilton, or online. I love, love, love the way they look so far!! This will be two gorgeous quilts by the time we're done!

  3. Scrappy strip quilts are so pretty! Yours look great. =)