Sunday, 30 December 2012

it wasn't my fault

I was happily cruising instagram, minding my own business, taking it easy when I got sucked into a quilt that Megan, Brenda and Rita were making.

Being a complete sheep I had to join in. Now there's a flickr group (thanks B!) and a hashtag #scrappytripalong for twitter and instagram (I'm @ImAGingerMonkey if you want to follow me on either twitter or instagram)

First 3 blocks. Done. Guess that's it - I'm making one of these for sure now @lucyandnorman @thatswhatlindseymade @laurajane7789 @justabitfrayed anyone else? @rachelgriffith c'mon. Dooooo it!

We're using the incredibly simple scrappy trips around the world (free!) tutorial on Quiltville.

The blocks are strip pieced, it's so fast and so simple and a perfect way to use up scraps (or, like me, the piles of FQs in your stash)

More..... #scrappytripalong

Wanna come play with us? It's a quilt along of sorts, but informal, no weekly blog posts or deadlines, just a heap of friends making the same blocks over and over again. Blocks end up at 12" (finished), so you could just make 4 if you really don't have any time (it'd take you about an hour - no lie) and have a really nice big pillow.

And if you need to shop for fabric, then Brenda has an awesome sale going on right now.

In other news - I wanted to mention this kickstarter project by Ed Emberley and his daughter, Rebecca and Rebecca's daughter, Adrian...it's a family affair!).

I'm pretty sure if you are in the US Ed Emberley has been a huge part of your childhood, or your children's childhood. Am I right? And everyone loves the story of Itsy Bitsy Spider, no?



Well, go check out this kickstarter (minimum pledge is just $1) and find out more about their project which aims to give a book for every book sold. The pledge ends on Jan 1st, so please go check it out right now, and spread the word if you can.

Thank you.




46 comments:

Audrie said...

It's always your fault.

Kate said...

How did you know I have a stack of squares I need to turn into a Trip Around the World?

mascanlon said...

I'm with Audrie on this one. I have to get the binding on doll quilts by NY Day but I am busy pulling FQ for this quilt!

Flying Blind... said...

I was going to blame Megan, but you are nearer! I've pulled 36 Denyse Schmidt FQs ready for tripping (like I have nothing else to do!) x

DianeY said...

Audrie is soooooooo right on this one! And I refuse to be suckered in until I finish my Hexy MF & my SV!!!!! (At least i got my swoon done)

Jess said...

Lol, pied piper much? Definitely up for it in the new year, my scrap bin is out of control!

Katy Cameron said...

La la la la la, can't see this, head going in sand... ;o)

House of Pinheiro said...

Ohhh I want too...

Sarah said...

Hmmm this could be a good way to use up random fat quarter I keep buying! Not that I need to start another quilt but that has never stopped me before - I'll just blame you if that's ok!

Karen said...

Awesome! Thank you for sharing this qal! I need to use up fabric and can see this helping. Love your blocks!

Trudi said...

it IS all your fault! but always good fun! And I found stuff too! Need the man to go away so I can sew!

Auntie Pami said...

Really Katie? Another UFO? My air already hurts from the twisting! I just got the book and had to go get some solids. Did they have the grey no, of course not. Now I have to wit. Ok, so who doesn't need a tippy quilt. Lord knows I have enough odd ball fq's.

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! I have had Trip Around the World -- with that very tutorial -- on my to-do list for 6 months, and now the temptation to start immediately is just killing me. Hrumph. We'll see how long I can hold back, with so many other *almost-finished* projects beckoning me! Love it. Will make this someday, whether that will be sooner or later I cannot say :) xx

Sonia said...

You're SOOOoooo easily swayed Katie ;) Love how your quilt is looking and am enjoying stalking your progress on Instagram! I think I might even join in once I've finished my 2012 sky blanket!!!!!

Sonia said...

And am so sorry 'cos I've just realised I spelt your name wrong *hangs head in shame* x

Anna said...

I keep seeing the pics on instagram and I am resisting for now... just started a Swoon quilt though, so that is keeping me occupied!

Helen said...

Woo hoo! I'm in, I've been looking for a scrappy quiltalong!

peacedgoods said...

did you think I was just sitting around my house with nothing to do???? you think my house is clean and my husband is fed???

Mandalin said...

so.... I'm happily cutting strips, 11 more to go and I'll have 54, all from my scrap bin, woo hoo!

Carla said...

I sewed 6 blocks today ; ) love this!

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