Back in 1981
Barbara Mandrell released a song called
"I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool"
I'm not a song writer
or a singer
but if I had that talent
I would write a little melody
and serenade you with
"I was Scrappy Trips When Scrappy Trips Wasn't Cool"
Yes, I have finished my own version of
Scrappy Trips Around The World
free pattern by
It seems that lately everyone
and their dog has been making
Have you seen the explosion of
Scrappy Trip Alongs
on Flickr and Instagrams?
And they are all out of the cutest fabrics!
(I want a re-do)
But, back in December of 2011 when
I first started making my Scrappy Trips
I didn't know how COOL it would be to
make this pattern out of bright happy fabrics.
I was thinking I just wanted to use up old scraps
"no longer my kind of colors anymore"
and have a little picnic quilt
that could be thrown on the lawn.
None of my fabrics match,
which is really OK with
this kind of quilt,
because the pattern seems to
emerge using lights and darks.
In Bonnie's pattern she suggests using
2.5- inch strips.
I opted for 2-inch strips instead,
making my blocks slightly smaller.
Finished size 45" X 73"
40 blocks total
(5 blocks across and 8 blocks down)
One of my goals for 2013 is to
on quilts that I have previously started.
Now that's COOL