Quick Scrappy Trip Update

Blocks 1-12 completed in the photo. I’ve decided to do a 5×5 layout of blocks. Will finish blocks 13-16 tonight.


Placing an order tonight for the backing and binding fabrics at the Fat Quarter Shop.


Back to my machine.



Baaa Said the Sheep

Last night, I had every intention of staying on my couch, working on my cross stitching. Alas, my 41 year old eyes would not cooperate. 2 rows in, the only thing I was creating was a headache.  CS will have to remain a daylight activity from now on.

So, I started working on the trendy quilt of the moment, the Scrappy Trip Along.


Fabrics are Noteworthy by Sweetwater for Moda.

I tore into my new jelly roll. (see previous post). It’s a fun pattern to play with. Last night, I finished 2 blocks, along with 4 more today.



I have no idea how big I’ll make this. Guess I’ll just keep making blocks until I run out of fabric, or I get bored. Since the blocks are 12.5 inches, I”m thinking either 16 or 25 blocks.

Fun is over, now I have dirty dishes and children that need my attention this afternoon.


Today I’m taking a little quilting break, but I’m still sewing. I started this cross-stitch project from the Martha Stewart website that I think is just adorable.


There will still be plenty of quilting going on. Especially with all this goodness:


I just love precuts.

I hope to cross stitch some more this evening. Today was mostly spend running around. Eddie had his yearly IEP meeting at school, Ethan had to be taxied back and forth to college and then shipped off to his buddy’s house for the weekend. The girls are spending the night at Grandma’s house. Oh, and I filed our taxes. Busy, busy. Now to relax and enjoy the weekend.

Polka Dot Stitches 4 Patch Quilt

Progress since my last post, in photos.


White borders added to 48 blocks.


A pretty block stack.


Fabrics chosen for sashing.


Playing around with blocks late at night on my poorly lit design wall.


Completed quilt top! Yay!

Not shown. Picking out 2 complete rows that were lined up incorrectly, reminding me not to assemble quilts when overtired.

This now goes into my “To Be Quilted” pile. I may back this with a turquoise flannel and the binding will be the aqua daisies print from this fabric line.

Since yesterday was a marathon sewing session, I will be taking it easy today and catching up on neglected, pesky house work.