Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scrappy Trips or Pixels Around the World

I've decided on a way to organize my trips before stitching them into a flimsy.  
I focused on making a similar color or intensity somewhere in the block and matched up 4 squares creating a "round".
Then when lining up the group of 4 blocks, I tried to make sure the groups created a secondary trip.
I didn't place the similar color round in the same place in all my groupings of 4.  And not all my groups had this strong of a color match.
I also tried to place contrast of light and darker fabrics in each of my blocks so that the "rounds" stood out.
Since the project is scrappy, it still has that fabulously unplanned look of a scrap quilt but I think the pattern is more recognizable this way.

Thanks to my daughter Jamie for helping me take photos.  She has a nice camera and does a great job.  She calls the project Pixels Around the World.  I love that name.

-nanette

34 comments:

nettie said...

Love the name! And the quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is going to be beautiful creation that keeps you warm!

Lurline said...

Looking just great - Lucky Girl to have an offsides who does a wonderful job.
Hugs - Lurline!

Terri nana of 2 said...

Love this! Looks like so much thought went into it

AnnieO said...

I do like the little bit of color matching you've done, Nanette! And the new name is perfect :)

Annette said...

I love how you arranged it. Such a fun quilt and pretty colors!

Sherri said...

I love your blocks!

Lori Holt said...

I love your blocks so much Nanette...it's really going to be a stunning bed quilt!
You have so many blocks done...I'm jealous:) ...you are amazing as usual!

•stephanie• said...

those blocks + their arrangement = fabulous.
and i do love the name.
that quilt is going to be scrappily stunning.
perfection!

Kaaren said...

Love it, Nanette. Yours is the most creative of all the ones I've seen so far. It makes my scrappy heat sing!

Kaaren said...

That was supposed to read "heart"and not heat...although we could use some of that right now too! *wink*

trish said...

Love love love!!

circle r motel said...

I got all my strips ironed. Now I have to cut them to the right size. My goal today is to sew at least one block. I have one more "mitten" to sew and then I'm on to Lori's houses. Who has time for anything, but sewing? I don't... LOL. Your quilt looks great!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn said...

I love your blocks. Seeing these is giving me a case of quilters envy, as now I really want to join in.
I read your previous post, yes going into my sewing room is a way of coping with challenges and stress, well said!

Nedra said...

Great idea Nanette! You always come up with something a little extra that adds so much to a quilt pattern.

Carrie P. said...

Oh boy! you really got into making this quilt. I love, love it! Your scarps are so much!!!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I really, REALLY do love this!

Thimbleanna said...

They look beautiful together Nanette. Thanks for posting your process -- it's exactly how I've imagined planning my blocks if I ever get around to making them LOL. I just think they look so much better this way!

Barbara said...

You never cease to amaze me!

Barbara said...

You never cease to amaze me!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love all of the colours.

Darlene said...

Oh, I'm in love with your quilt - sheer perfection. The 'plan' worked out so well. Way to go, Nanette.

So, is this one for ME? LOL

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a stunning quilt! And huge too! It is sure to keep you very warm when you get it finished.

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

Gorgeous quilt, Nanette!!

Carolyn J. said...

Stunning! I may jump on the band wagon and try this.....

Cynthia said...

It's beautiful!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, wow, Nanette, you have nailed this one!!! It is gorgeous. Love, love, love it!

Mary said...

Oh yes...this is so right. Some of the Scrappy Trips are great but some just look too jostled to me...being honest. Your plan really works. I have also seen people do 1 color in the long diagonal and I like that as well. This would make a beautiful companion quilt to a great Granny quilt, I think. Since one of my twins has a great granny I might steal your idea for the others bed!

SarahVee said...

nanette this quilt is so happy! i saw your planning light rows in your original photos. i love looking at this and thinking pixels! a fabulous treasure for you of all your fun prints too. so far i'm resisting my own trip. . .yours is making me smile enough!

Kris said...

Oh it is just stunning! Lovely work.

PamKittyMorning said...

OMG. O. M. G. I wish I could get my act together and MAKE SOMETHING.

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Sinta Renee said...

Gorgeous blocks! It looks like confetti!

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