A short hop on a long trip.

I started a scrappy trip along precisely to have a go-to between other projects- especially a go to that is simple (I’m using Bonnie at Quiltville’s excellent tutorial, the only difference is my strips are 2″ wide, because I had a ton already cut that size). So, I’m between projects right now… and I got it back out last week.

 I’m up to 36 blocks now. Not bad for a project I barely touch. I’m pretty certain that this barn raising style layout will be my final choice. This one is ALSO destined for our bed, so I need it to be 10×10 blocks to get it to size.

By the end of this year, I’d like to have 3 new quilts for our bed. My goal was always to have 4 to rotate between (seasonally?), and we were at 3. But then there was the great bleach incident that is too painful to talk about, and we were back to 2. I love them both, but I get bored. One is also a wee bit narrower than I would like- I so wish I’d added ANOTHER extra row when I made it. You can check it out on my old blog. No wonder I’m bored with my bed quilts- looks like they both date back to 2007! When this one is done, I will have a total of 5 to choose from. The 2 current options, the modern cross that’s being quilted right now, the city sampler, and then this. Not too shabby!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday and Let’s Bee Social.

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12 responses to “A short hop on a long trip.

  1. Personally, my husband and I sleep under 2 or 3 of my quilts at all times. Kinda weird, but there you go. I currently have 4 that I rotate around, but with multiple on the bed at once I’m thinking I will be needing to make another one in the next year or two. What a great filler project, and how awesome that you’ll be up to 5 bed quilts soon!

    • We sleep under one quilt, and then my side of the bed has a duvet. I like to be buried under heavy covers and rich prefers minimal… so we compromise.

      Can’t wait to get to 5!

      -Sam

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  2. terri414cb

    I love Trip Around the World quilts! I like your design. Purple and green are one of my favorite combinations. It looks so good with your quilt! The white “stripe” is a great idea for a separator.

    I also want to have 4 different bed quilts. The first I made just barely covers the top of my bed. I made a beautiful string quilt in a king size to cover our queen bed and it is fabulous. I’m about to finish a blue and white sampler and it will fit the bed with a drop around the sides.

    I cringed when I read about your bleach disaster! I’m so sorry for you.

    • I started making King sized quilts for our queen bed, too- I have found that I prefer a huge quilt that hangs over the side nicely. Your string quilt and sampler sounds great.

      Thank you for visiting!

      -Sam

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  3. Ok, you’ve inspired me to start my trip around the world. I even have jelly rolls of purples and greens. And what a great idea to have several to choose from for your bed. just brilliant! I’m curious about the bleach incident. But that’s ok, you don’t have to tell me 🙂

    • The worst thing about the bleach incident is that we don’t know what happened. 3 quilts that had been folded on top of the dryer ended up ruined- but we don’t know how. I’m secretly sure it’s my husband’s fault and he’s sure it’s mine. UGH.

      Enjoy your trip- the blocks are really satisfying to make.

      -Sam

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  4. Your ‘trip around the world’ is looking wonderful … I particularly like the way you have included those lighter bits with the greens & purples! Linda

    • I really wanted to give the quilt a secondary design, and the white squares let me do just that… 🙂 -Sam

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  5. I’m still trying to get around to making my first quilt for my bed, ha! Too many things demand my attention instead!!

    I love how this is coming out! The layout you’ve got in right now is really effective with the white through the centres.

    • You churn out so many amazing minis and swaps and round robins- no wonder you don’t have time for the bed!!

      I really like this layout- I feel like it brings order to the chaos…

      -Sam

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  6. This quilt is lovely! Great color choice for a bed, very calming and comforting. The only bed quilt we have is the first one I made (over 5 years ago), but I’ve been planning a second one for the past two years….hoping this is the year I actually make it! And then I’ll have to start planning a third!

  7. Love this one. I’m looking forward to living somewhere I can have a quilt on the bed…we usually have just a sheet, if it’s a really “cold” night a thin cotton blanket gets added (about 4 times a year). I miss my quilts and get sick of the sheets.

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