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January 31st, 2013

Scrappy Trip Around the World

by Julie Hirt

This quilt block is called a Scrappy Trip Around the World. Also known in my world as Rippin Stitches.

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You know the old saying, “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you?”  My smart teenage mouth usually replied with, “probably”.  Well… I’ve been seeing TONS of the Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks on Instragram, Twitter and the Blogworld.  So I’ve jumped the cliff and joined in.

Tutorial is at Quiltville.  It’s genius. Really.

You can make your blocks all matchy-matchy with jelly rolls, use coordinating fabrics, or go crazy with assorted scraps. I’ve decided on the latter having never made a scrap quilt.  I’m really excited about it!  I tried to keep out some of the plaids and darks. I knew I hoarded scraps for a reason.

There is also a Scrappy Trip Along Flickr group and the Instagram hashtag is #scrappytripalong . photo 2

I’ve cut up 180 strips, so I’ll have enough for thirty 12″ blocks. At the rate I’m going (4 the first day, 5 last night) it probably won’t take long at all. I’m already loving it!  Happy Scrappy Trippin.


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