In the sewing room, no. 2

This post should probably be subtitled “the one in which I caved” because in spite of my determination to resist, I jumped into the scrappy trip along this week with both feet.


I kept reading about how much fun these blocks are to make and late Saturday night I decided I’d better find out if it’s true.  It is.  I’m having so much fun with these.  In fact, it’s pretty much all I want to do.  While it meant I didn’t get other things done, I feel happy to have joined in.  I still wish I’d jumped into the Farmer’s Wife quilt along and I had a feeling I’d regret not joining this one.   Now I’ve got a pile of strips all cut up just waiting to become part of this quilt.


Lots of color, and I couldn’t be happier.  I did force myself to put them away while I work on my HST project, which has gone from a pile of squares to a bunch of strips laying on the bed, just waiting to be pieced together.


Terrible lighting, I know, but it was taken at night.  I hope to get this quilt top pieced in the next 24 hours.

And, of course, I’m working on my Scrappy Swoon:

scrappy swoon center star

This week I’ll keep working on these three projects, and I also hope to find time to start working on the sawtooth quilt I mentioned last week as well as finish up that Ellen’s Sewing basket block.  I also need to pull myself away from the very rewarding task of piecing and do some basting, quilting and binding.  Maybe if I let myself make another trip-along block every time I complete another task?  We’ll see how far I get!

Good luck to you in your projects.

Linking to Freshly Pieced


  • CJ

    Love the scrappy Swoon! I’m working on a regular Swoon and darn it if I didn’t get pulled into the Scrappy Trip! I cut out 96 strips last night while the Swoon blocks (only 3 to go) glared at me from my design wall.

  • I have his far managed to stay away from the scrappy trip temptation.
    . but now there’s #xplusalong and I feel my resistance weakening! Love all your wips- color, color, color! Beautiful 🙂

  • Caroline

    Beautiful projects; I love all of the color! Your scrappy swoon looks like fun. I wish I had more scraps to make one-I haven’t been quilting that long so I don’t have a big box of scrap stash yet. I’m sure it will come with time:)

  • Lovely!! Your scrappy Swoon looks terrific, and I am so fond of your scrappy trip along…..

  • Can’t wait to see your chevron quilt top complete, love the movement!

  • The scrappy swoon looks wonderful. In fact, all three projects look great 🙂

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