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Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt_The cotton and steel version

Today I’m sharing my second Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt.  The first scrappy trip quilt was so fun to make that I couldn’t resist making another!   This time I used all cotton and steel (affiliate link) fabrics from various lines in blues, aqua’s and yellows.   I made 30 blocks using Bonnie from Quiltville’s tutorial to make a throw size.

File Jun 23, 10 38 46 AM For this quilt, I cut a bunch of strips in the various colors I wanted to use and then randomly made blocks from them.  I like to keep the middle color cohesive and went with the dark blues for that.  File Jun 23, 10 42 44 AM This fabric pull is from a previous quilt I made and I loved it so much that I had to find another quilt to make with it.   I haven’t blogged the other one yet but even though they use the same fabrics, they look completely different. File Jun 23, 10 43 07 AM File Jun 23, 10 42 24 AM I use Bonnie’s pressing instructions to make the blocks but then don’t press completed blocks at all until it’s a quilt top.   This allows me to nest seams the whole way through and no pins are needed.   It becomes a little bit of a puzzle when pressing the quilt top but both times it’s worked out well for me. File Jun 23, 10 41 28 AM I quilted this one with straight lines along side each seam.  File Jun 23, 10 41 04 AM quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8752 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8754 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8765 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8757 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8767 I kept my backing neutral with this fun grey metallic print by Cotton and Steel. (affiliate link) quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8770 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8771 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8992 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8998 I have a feeling this won’t be my last scrappy trip quilt :)

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  • Sharon - That is a beautiful scrappy Trips quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Simonot - I love this pattern too! Those blocks are quite addictive to make… I keep thinking, just one more. Then another. And another.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Singer - I love everything you make!ReplyCancel

  • Daniela of blockMquilts - Oh, what a beautiful quilt! I love the colour combination and what a great way to use up scraps! I also love how this turns into almost an Irish chain design, just very random and modern. Thanks for the link to the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - This is just beautiful. I LOVE your mix of fabrics – just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Hello! I absolutely LOVE your scrappy trip quilt! I am going to attempt one for my next quilt, and I love how you kept your middle color the same. I a trying to figure out where the strip with the color that you want (dark blue in your case) should go when you are putting your strips together. In the tutorial, her block shows the brown one strip in from the edge, and making up the center of her block. Is this how you placed your blue fabrics?

    Thanks so much for any help!!ReplyCancel

    • Emily@QuiltyLove - I think I put it second or third. The more important placement to worry about is where it goes once the tube is cut and ripped and ready to sew back together as a block. When I was ready to sew the cut strips into the block, I made sure that the navy color was the very first block on the bottom left. Hope that helps! These are so fun to make :)ReplyCancel

  • Tara Bilbao - I love your fabric pull. Those are some yummy colors and the pattern is just fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Cotton and Steel Dozen Roses Quilt » Quilty Love - […] The fabric pull for this one is one of my favorites!   I stocked up on Cotton and Steel prints shortly before starting this quilt and pulled from those.  There are a few other fabric prints in there from Anna Marie Horner and Blueberry park.    I actually used these fabrics again for my second scrappy trip quilt. […]ReplyCancel

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