Have you ever felt sort of isolated in this “hobby” (or lifestyle to be more accurate) that we call quilting? I had recently discovered modern quilting and realized there was this whole other world of people that were just like me. I’m sure we’ve all had a point in our lives where we thought Joann’s and Hobby Lobby were the only places you could buy fabric…I went through this phase for probably the first year and a half that I was discovering sewing (disastrous, I know!). Once my eyes were opened (along with my pocket book), I needed to connect with other people that felt there was something more than just traditional quilting and subdued fabric.
I found the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild really by accident when I was trying to register for QuiltCon 2015. I immediately joined and have missed just a handful of meetings due to my “real job”, but the experience has been nothing short of life changing. I have made friends and contacts that have enriched my life so much.
We followed the tutorial posted on Quiltville’s blog here: Quiltville’s blog
You should check it out if you’re interested in making your own Scrappy Trip quilt–the instructions are very well written and easy to follow.
Some of the guild members have started the journey of the “scrappy trip along”. It’s really a cool technique to learn, and since we all have a bit of a competitive nature, there are prizes involved and a schedule for block completion.
Somewhere along the way…I got caught up and ended up with 100 completed blocks.
This was my starting point when I began cutting 2.5″ wide strips to arrange into blocks. I obviously like very bright, saturated colors 🙂
So, if you’re in the market for a pretty low stress project that you don’t have to think about, grab some scraps and get started on your own scrappy trip! Enjoy the process and you’ll love the end product.
I’m excited to show this at our November guild meeting when everyone will showcase their own scrappy trips and share their results.
Until next time!