August 5th, 2015
So, SO excited to have completed this quilt. The blocks have been collected for two years from several countries and numerous states.
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.
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.
So much was going on in the front that I chose a bright white backing.
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.
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.
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.
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!
July 7th, 2015
Summertime is slow sewing season for me, but I managed to get my Scrappy Trip Around the World bee blocks finished a week early.
Black and white with a bright center strip.
Green and blue with a touch of orange or pink.
Low and medium volume.
Bright, modern prints.
Hope my hive mates enjoy them.
May 1st, 2015
I can’t believe it’s the 9th round, but here we are.
New to This?
To make things easier I’ll just share the email that was sent out to members of the last few rounds:
There will be at least two more rounds of the Scrappy Trip Bee:
Sign ups May 1 – 6
Must be mailed by July 15
Sign ups August 1 – 6
Must be mailed by October 15
If there is still interest in November I’ll keep it going or pass the torch.
I’ve had some feedback that there isn’t much camaraderie within the Flickr hives. I totally understand how we get busy, are already involved in other social media platforms and it’s hard to check into one more place. To make socialization a little easier I have:
Added Instagram usernames to the sign up form. This will be shared within your group. Be sure to add the hashtag #scrappytripbee when you share anything. Instagram is a great source of inspiration and it’s easy to stalk your favorite quilters.
I created a Facebook community page and would love to see you there! Please share images, ask questions and tell us about yourself so we can all get to know one another.
Maybe these two things will add some fresh blood and we can get blocks from different cities and countries! Feel free to invite friends as well.
>>SIGN UP FORM <<
I’ll leave it open until May 6th or 8 hives are full. Check below for your name – I’ll add them as quickly as I can.
Don’t forget to check into your hive once it’s formed!
November 1st, 2014
Signs ups are
RULES / FAQ:
We use Quiltville’s Scrappy Trip Along the World tutorial using 6 fabric strips. The block you mail needs to measure 12.5″. It is very important that we all use the same tutorial and follow the pattern.
Quilt shop quality fabrics. You are receiving quality fabrics, make sure you are sending the same. This mainly means no Joann’s or big box store fabrics, with a few exceptions like Kona, Denise Schmidt and Juliana Horner. If you are questioning a fabric, ask the recipient or your group.
Mail your block out by the correct date. I know life happens and sometimes gets in the way. But, if you say you can’t mail out your blocks in time and your group sees you posting photos of other projects, it’s one of those “umm…” moments. You know? Just be considerate.
There are 6 people per hive, you will make 5 blocks and receive 5 blocks.
When you sign up you may suggest yours blocks be made with color preferences: dark center strip, no black, low volume, brights, etc. Do your best to honor your hives preferences.
Need to be willing to ship internationally. There are quite a few international members and that’s what makes this fun and truly a “Scrappy Trip Around the World”. It can be expensive and I do my best to limit the international members to 2 per hive.
The rounds take place 4 times per year:
- Sign ups May 1 – 6 | Must be mailed by July 15
- Sign ups August 1 – 6 | Must be mailed by October 15
- Sign ups November 1 – 6 | Must be mailed by January 15
- Sign ups February 1 – 6 | Must be mailed by April 15
Sign up HERE.
Make sure you are a member of the Flickr Group and check in regularly!
August 26th, 2014
Have you guys seen this?
Moda’s Modern Building Blocks pattern. SWOON.
I Don’t Do Dishes is hosting a Block of the Month in three different colorways!
- Option A will be similar to the original quilt design, using a wide array of bright modern solids and blenders in a lovely rainbow palette with added neutrals.
- Option B is inspired by and will include fabrics from Heather Bailey’s ‘Up Parasol’ collection. This line offers happy greens, oranges, pinks and blues, offset with a cream neutral.
- Option C is inspired by and will include fabrics from Joel Dewberry’s ‘Birch Farm’ collection. This line offers a more muted, neutral palette, featuring cool aqua, turquoise, chartreuse, gray, brown and cream.
Shipping starts September 1st, so there’s still time to sign up!
The Block of the Month will last 12 months and each month you’ll receive fabric to make 4 of the blocks. You’ll also receive the pattern on the first shipment.
I’ve seen a lot of people posting on Instagram that they will be participating, so I think it will be a fun one to join. Check it out!
August 1st, 2014
It’s that time –
Whether you would be a new participant or you’ve joined before, we’d love to have you!
In this bee you make 5 blocks and receive 5 blocks in your color preference. We follow Quiltville’s tutorial – this is a great pattern for all levels of quilters. Since it is an international bee it will truly make for a “scrappy trip around the world” quilt.
You can view photos of the blocks and even some finished quilts in our Flickr group.
*ROUND 6 IS FULL*