Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Ginger Top - Half Way

I have completed the Scrappy Trip blocks on the Ginger Jar Quilt!  I have sewn half of them together and am planning on getting the other half done ASAP!

I'm not enjoying having them sitting on the floor, but it took a LONG time to work out the positions of the blocks.  I wanted to make sure no fabric was joined to the same fabric in another block, creating a long chain of the same fabric (including two squares of the same fabric) and spoiling the scrappiness of it.

I got there, but it was a complicated undertaking - so the blocks are not moving until they are sewn into position!

I have taken the decision based on the amount of fabric I had that the Scrappy Trip element of the quilt should be 4x4 12" blocks.  I decided there probably wasn't enough fabric to make 6x6 and I don't necessarily want to make it too big for me to handle at this stage.  I'm planning on adding a navy border around these blocks (which will also be good for me in the squaring up stage) to make it slightly bigger.

I do however have lots of blue strips left...there might need to be a matching cushion!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

UPDATE: And Kelly at Needle and Thread Thursday:

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And Julie on Thursday Threads at 627Handworks

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  1. That's looking beautiful. So vivid.

  2. that is one of the pretties ones I've seen! Mine ended up being small, probably toddler sized, I need to finish it up and donate it or something :)
    xoxo melzie

  3. It is mesmerising to look at! What a terrific job you've done - the blue tones really suit the style. Congratulations on all those corners too.

  4. I love this, it's great seeing the scrappy trip around the world in one major colourway, great job!

  5. I just love scrappy trip quilts, and the blue and white combo is so fresh. All of the work is certainly worth it!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation