At last month's McKinney MQG meeting I mentioned that I would be making something handmade for a prize at the June meeting. At that point I had no idea what I would be making but I managed to whip something up.
I have been watching the Scrappy Trip Along Quilts pop up over the blogging world over the past several months. I was not able to participate at that time due to being overwhelmed with other projects, but I have been thinking and dreaming about making a scrappy quilt.
So I decided to give the scrappy trip block a try with the hopes of incorporating it in the handmade prize I needed to make.
As I was working on the pillow cover I was not liking how it started out. There were so many colors that didn't necessarily work well together. In fact I about chucked the project right in the middle of making it, which is sooooo not like me! But I plugged away and kept working just praying that it would turn out half way decent at the end. And I have to say now that it's finished I really really like it!
The blocks were so easy to make, I can see how a quilt made with this method could be put together so quickly! You can find the block tutorial here, it's by the fabulous Bonnie Hunter.
So basically, after I finished this pillow, I was in love with the process of making this block. I have realized that it's been a while since I have worked on a quilt, so I have made it my mission to work on three quilts over my summer break. As you can easily guess, the scrappy trip quilt will be one of the three! I will fill you in on the other two soon.
Hopefully whoever wins this pillow cover will love it as much as I have grown to love it!