|I'm on my third can of this stuff so far this year!|
Not only have I been going through a lot of sizing, I've had to sharpen my new rotary cutting blade (that I put in my cutter on New Year's day) twice! I've been giving my new sharpener a big workout--almost the best gift to myself ever!
|Don't use this thing if anyone in the household is napping--it's very loud! |
It works great. and sharpens all sizes of blades.
I had to start a couple more boxes for my cut scraps. I have added a strip box for brights/30's and a squares box for brights/30"s. They are are both already full and my other boxes are over flowing. So, naturally, I had to start using some of them up in a project.
This is one of the projects I will be working on while on retreat.
|This is Bonnie Hunter's version. |
Step by step instructions and tips can be found by clicking the Scrappy Trip link below.
The Scrappy Trip block has been catching on all over the internet and I have been itching to make some blocks for myself. I chose to use some of my two inch strips instead of the 2 1/2" as specified in Bonnie Hunter's instructions, so I only needed 2"x 13" pieces. My blocks will be 9 inches finished.
You can sew your strips together completely random:
|This is how the strips lined up after opening the tube.|
Or you can move them around a bit to make a strong "chain" across the center of the block:
|I moved the 2 right hand rows to the far left to make the darkest fabric a strong diagonal.|
This is what I have so far after making twelve blocks:
|Some of my blocks have strong diagonals and some don't. They are really quick and fun blocks! |
I plan make more blocks,so it will be large enough for a QOV.
My version is very scrappy, but you can make it with a controlled palette. See a green version.here.
And Logan's using 2 1/2 inch strips is finished.
Check out the Flickr group here for lots more fun versions!