…on my fabric stash. To be fair, my collection of quilting fabric really isn’t that big. I tend to purchase fabric with a project in mind, and when I don’t… well, they end up in a plastic bin. Projectless, these random 1/2 yard to 1 yd cuts of fabric just sit here. Waiting for their forever home. Poor fabric.
Battle #1: My recent wall quilt. I took a look in my box of prints and picked a few to use, but the project didn’t do much to reduce my stash!
Battle #2 is in progress. These blocks are known as a Trip Around the World. They look pretty involved – don’t those 2″ squares look intimidating? – but the method to make them is really simple. I first saw A Trip Around the World featured on PBS one Saturday morning a year or two ago – Nancy Zieman’s “Sewing With Nancy” tv show. And at the end of 2012/beginning of 2013, a scrappy version went viral throughout the modern quilting community. Under the hashtag #scrappytripalong (and other variations), these quilts popped up all over instagram.
Well, I’m a little late to the party on this one. I’m neither a professional quilter, nor a professional quilting blogger, so I don’t feel like I need to keep up with the popular girls.
I do need to clear out this box of homeless fabric AND my seester is due for a quilt. These blocks are fun and easy to make. I plan to keep making them until I have a quilt top that is big enough to sleep under. Stay tuned.