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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!



July 8th, 2013

Paganelli Jelly Roll Race

by Julie Hirt

I made this Jelly Roll Race quilt for my mom last year and forgot to take pictures before I gave it to her.  It’s one of my favorites; I love this fabric collection!


The fabric is Flower Power by Jennifer Paganelli.  I found 2 of these jelly rolls on ebay last year (they are really hard to find) and bought them both.  I’m hoarding the other roll until I find *the* pattern.


Jelly Roll Race quilts come together so fast and I love the patchwork look they make.  42 strips make a super throw size quilt.

The backing is a Denise Schmidt fabric – it’s like the most perfect orange. I wish I had bought more of it when it was available.  The binding is a Kona solid.


Since it was for my mom I embroidered a little quilt label onto it.


To make the Jelly Roll Race quilt I used this method.  Here are the basic steps:


  1. Take a jelly roll set and sew each strip end to end.  You’ll have a super long (140 feet!) 2.5″ strip of fabric.
  2. Cut 18″ off one end so it will be offset (thanks lattegirl40!)
  3. Grab both ends, place the fabric right side together and sew all the way down.  When you get to the end just cut the fabric that’s folded together. This will shrink your length and double your width.
  4. Repeat step #3 a until you are happy with the size.
  5. Trim the cut sides so they are even.

I’ll be hosting a giveaway later this week as well as participating in Plum &  June’s Blog Hop!


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