January 20, 2013

Scrappy Trip Around The World

This funny photo shows how I pieced my blocks.  I decided to strip-piece the whole shabang; and it worked.  I didn't cut them apart until after I had a chance to take this photo.  Bob said, "That's gonna be one skinny quilt.  The entire quilt-snake was over 12 feet long.  The photo below shows the thread leading to the next block.

When I joined the blocks together, I was really happy with how they all looked.  I wasn't happy with the size, 35 x 46 inches.  I decided a border was in order.  When I purchased this jellyroll, I also purchased a coordinating print; so I was in business!

This is Dudley, my photo taking interrupted his sunbath, this morning, so he was forced to supervise, instead.

Here's the quilt top, with the border.  Now, it measures 47 X 58.5, a great size.

I had enough of the border print to use as a backing; I also had 13 little 6 piece strips leftover from the quilt top, so I decided to piece the quilt back.  

I love using all the scraps.

I'm linking up to this weeks' Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up.  Click on the button, below, to go to the Party!

Plum and June

May your bobbins always be full,


  1. I strip-pieced mine, too - made for a pretty quick trip! Yours is lovely.

  2. That is absolutely breathtaking!!!! I am convinced......that is definitely in my future!!!! LOVE IT!!!! (And Dudley is a super cutie, too!) Hugs, Doreen

  3. Awesome! I love that border fabric with it!

  4. I have resisted the urge to join in this QAL. Yours is beautiful and just a manageable size. I love the colours and the border makes it.

  5. omg I love those fabrics, that print is just great, the RED border has me sold!
    the yellow little flowers fabric is beautiful too...guessing they are the same print just different colors, blue too?
    GREAT PRINT and colors.....
    thanks for sharing had to just smile at the first picture!
    hope Dudley got his sunbath and nap in after you were done!

  6. I love the red border and backing - looking really great :)

  7. I love your idea for the backing. My trip along has stalled at 9 blocks whilst I preparing for classes I teach... must make some more blocks!

  8. Darling! I love this quilt design!

  9. I have this on my to-do list, too! I love how it comes out!


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