Saturday, December 8, 2012

Newest Quilt in a Box

Quilt in a Box continues...

On a recent Monday night at Pattie's house I was perusing her stack of quilt magazines that is always handy and I fell in love with a quilt. In the issue of America Loves Scrap Quilts Spring 2008 was a A Pathway to Nowhere calling my name. 

It isn't like I don't already have enough projects in boxes to do, but I fell head over heels and knew immediately what fabric I would use.

I pulled out the stack of plain fabric I have been gathering for several years and found through my calculations I needed 120 blocks and I had just enough plain fabrics to use each one 3 times for a complete quilt top.

This quilt isn't quite a "no waste" one, but the left over strip for the color is just over 16" and will go into a box for another Scrappy Trip Around the World which I have done before from Bonnie Hunter's website and one I want to do again, as I gave the first one away.  (The first one is actually pictured on Bonnie's page for the directions for that quilt, what an honor that is!) 

I cut my strips and neatly stacked them in the box.

The wonderful part was I needed a new leader/ender project and the little black and white 4 patches are perfect for that. Between blocks of scrappy strips I am making the 4 patches for this little lovely. 

I just had to assemble one block to see what it would look like. For the rest of the quilt, I will keep you posted on my progress!


  1. Someday you'll retire and disappear behind a cloud of fabric. We'll tell people "She's over there somewhere."

  2. I'm the type of person who would buy the fabric, then maybe a few years later cut the squares, another decade or so would go by and I might stitch a block or so, eventually a great grandchild might inherit a box of unfinished "stuff".
    But I do love quilts such as these.