I’m a winner!
I see that I am a winner of Scrappy Trips Blocks! Thank you all! I look forward to using the blocks. I just completed a quilt top for my DS for Christmas….Scrappy Trips with a single green fabric for the diagonal since he said his favorite color is green. The same fabric will be used for backing and binding. As I worked on this I had the thought I could work with this same block for a longtime and get different results depending on colors and contrasts. I originally thought I would do a “Straight Furrows” layout but found that the green was not a dominant fabric and the whole thing looked chaotic. Since the top is 5 blocks x 6 blocks it felt lopsided when I tried the blocks alternating directions to form a diagonal grid of green. I also tried zig-zag rows but wasn’t happy with that either. I finally came up with this somewhat unconventional layout…
Last week I put together this top for a quillow for my DD, Mimi, using 24 Liberated Star blocks I won last year. In order to fit the backing fabric I chose (a super soft piece of 21 wale corduroy) I had to make the sashings different sizes horizontally and vertically, thus rectangular cornerstones. Since she had originally said she’d like a “crumb” quilt I think she will like the liberated stars.
Both quilts look great! I like the scrappy trips setting. Using the green as the diagonal reminded me of some 30's era grandmother's flower garden quilts with green "paths" between the flowers.
I think I am in love!
glen in Louisiana