August 5th, 2015

Scrappy Trip (from) Around the World Quilt

by Julie Hirt

So, SO excited to have completed this quilt.  The blocks have been collected for two years from several countries and numerous states.

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When I started the Scrappy Trip Bee (you can still sign up for Round 10 HERE!) I had already made a Scrappy Trip quilt. I was thinking it would be really cool to have one from literally ‘around the world’. So that’s how to bee began.

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I wish I had thought to write on the blocks as I received them – just like the country or state in the corner.  Luckily I saved my records from the Scrappy Trip Bee Rounds.  Came up with this label and had it printed at Spoonflower.

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So much was going on in the front that I chose a bright white backing.

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The size ended up at 60″ x 84″  – which is twin size. I originally had the blocks laid out like my first quilt, which is 6 blocks by 6 blocks and 72″ square.  I think this will be more versatile over the years since it can actually cover a bed.

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This is the 3rd quilt (I think… maybe 4th?) that I’ve done on the long arm.

I actually hated the pattern when I first started and almost took it apart and ripped out the stitches!  I’m glad I stuck with it because I’m pretty happy with the end result and it washed up nice and crinkly.   It’s a great beginner pattern that can be done on a regular machine as well – just double wavy horizontal lines with vertical lines between those.

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It’s definitely my FAVORITE quilt to date!  I love that each block is made by someone in a different city or country and they have a block from me as well.  This one has some meaning.



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Hehe.  The man behind most of my quilt photos.  I hear a lot of “my arms hurt”, “hurry up”, “what do you mean it’s upside down?!”.   I’m just happy for the help!



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7 Responses to “Scrappy Trip (from) Around the World Quilt”

  1. Well worth the wait, it’s gorgeous!

  2. Congratulations on finishing this off so beautifully. The aqua binding is perfect…. and thankyou for organising the swaps. It has been so much fun.

  3. I’m interested but didn’t find all the answers. How many blocks do I need to make? When are the blocks due? Where is the sign up form? Thanks.

  4. Funny, I hear those same things from my quilt holder …as I’m saying ‘ just one more shot’

  5. Love the picture of your husband, give him lots of arm rubs and kisses for being such a fine and sweet man to assist you! love the quilt!!

  6. Haha, your husband cracks me up! 😀 (And yeah, I recognise the complaining…)

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