Tuesday 31 December 2013

Sort of Scrappy

I'm a member of the Yahoo group BQL, and there is a challenge to make the Scrappy Trip Around The World quilt. I was inspired by Jackie who has already started

Having received a small red Christmassy jelly roll for Christmas I thought I'd join in and make a Christmassy version: I've cut all my Christmassy fabrics into 2.5 inch strips, but haven't yet started sewing them

I have done *some* sewing though:

The selvedge edge quilt has been started, but now I need another 160 inches of 5 inch strips, so it will be a while before it gets finished.
The lovely Fiona from Celtic Thistle blog [sorry no idea how to make a hyperlink here] has offered me some and I have graciously accepted - if anyone else has any needing a good home I'm happy to swap for scraps, FQs, machine embroidery, chocolates... Pretty much anything!!!


  1. looks like fun x Happy New Year x

  2. I had some but lost them in my sewing room re-design. I also mis-placed my work apron pattern as well as my pajama pattern. Probably a few more items that have been 'stashed' (lol) in special places.
    If I ever find them it will be probably after you finish this lovely quilt.
    I would be happy to send them your way if an when I find them.
    Happy New Year!

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  4. You need to stop buying jelly rolls and start buying yardage to get the selvedges ;o) And what Nessa said on the links :o)

    Happy new year!

  5. So far I haven't kept the selvedges, but I might from now on, your quilt will be gorgeous and fun.
    I haven't started on the quilt around the world either, too many wips.

  6. A Christmassy STAW quilt sounds like fun Benta! I need to get a move on with my blocks for this round of the STAW swap, the deadline is January 15th and I haven't even looked at the fabric requests :)

  7. This is looking great. I think I probably cut my selvedges too thin but I'll have a sort out and see what you think. Happy New Year!

  8. No selvedges to offer - sorry - but I think that your quilt so far looks awesome! Glad that you are going to play along with the BQL scrappy challenge. Me too once the DDs are back at school!


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