Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Scrappytripalong and a new toy!!!!

Oh, so exciting!!!!! I was able to get lost in the strips and sets of my #scrappytripalong quilt this weekend!!! Spent some time with Magnum, pi cutting these sweet fabrics!!



and with the help of a Joanns 40%off sale I bought my first OLFA rotary blade! I am IN LOVE...helps with my arthritic issues so much! I should have had one of these LONG ago!!!! Wishing I had gotten the 60 instead of the 45 but I am so thrilled at how much easier it is to cut fabric I am not going to whine!


 These were from Saturday!

This was the progress Sunday morning


The in house engineer said he was not loving the busy blocks so to keep the love I broke the blocks up and this is where I am now...I had to staple Pellon batting to the wall to hold all the blocks,LOL! It is seven feet wide and REALLY long. I am going to do something fun but I am still deciding what that fun will be...

Have you been working on your #scrappytripalong blocks?

19 comments :

Diane said...

Rotary cutter are fantastic! I went Sunday and bought a blade refill pack while they were on sale and the 25% off purchase coupon was available as well.

The scrappy trip is looking great!

Laura Jane said...

Looking gooooooood Kim!

The Slow Quilter said...

What in the world have you been cutting with? Rotary cutters are a geat invention, if I had to use sissors I might not have every started quilting. Love the scrappy block and arrangement. You go girl.

Shankevia said...

whoop whoop for scraps:)'

Sara said...

time to get crackin' on those strips once I get off here and do my Lucky Stars BOM for Jan.!!!;)

I love the pops of yellow in there!

Elsa said...

Impressed with your fast progress!
I haven't got started yet but have the fabric I want to do it with!
What have you been cutting with?

Natasha said...

I love this quilt, it is on my "someday" list! I am amazed that you haven't used a rotary cutter before! It is a wonderful tool. I stock up on blades each Dec at JOann's during their sales.

Michelle said...

I just started a new scrappytipalong yesterday -- I'd forgotten how much fun those are!

Mandy said...

Love your quilt.... and I actually like the busy of it!

Flying Blind... said...

Love your blocks and cutter - I changed the blade on mine when I got to scrappytrip block 30 - why oh why didn't I change it sooner!!!?

Katy Cameron said...

Looking fab! I love my cutter like that, I have the smaller one too, which is great on curved templates and things

Beth said...

Lookin' good!

JaneB said...

Amazing. I gotta do this when I finish Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery.

Tammy said...

Love all the progress you have made. You got a lot more done than I have so far. I figured out fabrics then yesterday I started cutting and sewing enough for th efirst few blocks. And last night I got them cut into tubes so far. So hopefully today I can start assembeling some blocks. I will still have tons more to cut and sew and assemble but I want to do a few at a time. I can't think that far ahead to cut as much as you have. I lov emy rotary cutter. I really would like the small sized one. Maybe one day. I do not have any local fabric stores and have to drive either an hour or 2 in any direction for fabrics are supplies. I am mainly sewing from my stash these days.

tlcala4me said...

I must be with the house engineer, because the 'busyness' of them all together drives me a bit batty, and I can enjoy the blocks the way you separated them. I wouldn't have thought of that myself, and was not sure if I should attempt the TripAlong [due to the 'busyness' issue]. Thanks for the pics and the new perspective for moi. :)

Connie said...

Great fabrics and it looks like you are having fun. That is actually my favorite size of rotary cutter.

Kelli said...

I like how you pulled them apart. It gives a bit of calm to the quilt. Good thinking in-house engineer!

Elaine said...

love your trip!!! but i'm curious-- how have you been cutting your fabric pre-rotary cutter? I love my rotary cutter for nearly everything!

CarolT said...

I love your version. My version is going to end scrappy trip along scrap vomit. I am not liking my fabric scraps but at least I am using them up and the left over fabric will be a scrap vomit :)

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