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!