Two things motivate me. Ideas, especially brand new ones are top of the list! So first I dug out a few fabrics to start a new project. At least it was on my to-do list so technically it isn't really a N E W project.
And cleaning. I suspect cleaning is more related to stalling but it does work to get me back into the creative mode. So I got my vacuum running to make music and we hummed along as I thought about my fabric selection.
The scrappy trip block can be found on the Quiltville site and I will look to see if there is a better one later as it tells how to press the initial strips but I'm not sure how to press the finished blocks.
These are possibilities as I want a light block with two dark values touching. So that will take some puzzling out.
I made four blocks and they give me a feel as to what direction I need to be heading.
There are lots of seams to match and I remembered that Nina has a dual feed function and that is very helpful. I think I will really enjoy making these. It feels good to be piecing patchwork again!
Maybe I can find some more examples on The Needle and Thread Network!
Wow Elle you really did make progress. Great colors. Funny that cleaning gives you motivation. I am off to do some laundry but it doesn't give me any creative motivation. Blissful Stitching Dear...
Wow, Elle, that is going to be a really pretty version of the Scrappy Trip Along! And really, cleaning? My quilting friends and I always joke about this tombstone we saw once on a roadtrip. It read, “ She was a very good housekeeper”....and we all vowed that wouldn’t be on ours! lol
Really pretty, elle! Well done - and I LOVE those chickens at the bottom!
Great choice Elle....I like the softness of those colors
Those are just so pretty! I press all the seams open on this block, I find it easier in the end.
I did see the block done somewhere and I really like it.
Wow, thise Scrappy Trip Along is really popular, I will have to check it out. I really like your soft colours. Thank you for telling me that a project on a to-do list is not really a "new" project ;). I really needed to hear that!
Oh my these colors are so soothing! Can hardly wait to see where you go with this?
This is the first time I have seen this block in pastels, looks great!
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