Scraptacular, scraptacular!

Have you seen Moulin Rouge? It's one of my all-time favorite movies. I can hardly say the word spectacular without feeling the urge to break out into a rendition of "Spectacular, Spectactular." Anyway, I had a little bit of scraptacular fun this weekend, plugging away at my Scrappy Trip Along quilt.

Scrappy Trip Along - blocks 1-4

I don't really have a plan, at least I didn't really, until I started on that first block, and loved having the text print in the middle. Then I thought it would be kind of neat to do something like a values quilt with a bit of a diamond effect, tying the blocks together. This group of blocks has different text prints tying them together in the center. This does involve a bit more planning and thinking than I would have liked for a scrappy quilt, but I think I'll be happy with the end result. Want to join in on the scrappy fun? Find the block tutorial here and the Flickr group to share your progress here.

Scrappy strips

I've still got lots more strips to cut yet, but I'm probably about halfway, and I've managed to pull out the remaining scraps and pressed them, in preparation for today, the first day back at school after winter break. I'm looking forward to a little bit of quiet, but I had so much fun with my munchkin these last two weeks, especially when we surprised him with a trip to Legoland Florida over the weekend. He's positively obsessed with Legos, so Legoland was every bit as magical to him as Disney was last year. Have a happy Monday everyone!

On caving - and a winner!

First off, I owe you guys a winner! It was really fun to read about your wonderful memories of 2012 as we start up a new year. And the winner who's starting their year with just a bit more fabric in hand is... #266, Angela Bullard! Congratulations! I'll be emailing you shortly to get your mailing information.

Have you seen the Scrappy Trip Along? It's blowing up on Instagram and Flickr, and for the last few days, I have desperately wanted to drop what I'm doing (or not doing, as the case may be) and do nothing but play with my scraps and have fun. But between my lazy post-holiday hangover and a sick kiddo, I haven't done much sewing this week...until now. I fully caved :)

I dived into my scrap bins this morning and pulled together the first block of a quilt that I am planning to keep, just for me. Something beautiful and filled with scraps that make me smile, and so far, I can see why everyone's addicted. And I sense that a scrap destash will be coming soon for me, because my scrap bins seriously overfloweth, so stay tuned!

Scrappy Trip Along block #1 of ???

Have a great day!