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A scrappy trip around the world

My holiday (at home) has certainly been a productive one! I have managed to finish 3 quilt tops, which I'm pretty happy with! They are only throw sized quilts but even so ... not a bad effort.

Last time I shared a fun remnant busting strategy that I've been using this past year or so to help me keep on top of my fabric 'build up'. In this post I thought I'd share another of these strategies that I've thoroughly enjoyed working on this past couple of weeks.

A trip around the world quilt is certainly one of my favourites and I have been wanting to make one of my own for ages! We have several patterns available in store including; Sandra Boyle's variation Square Dance (pictured above) and the equally gorgeous Bric A Brac , Christine Vlasic also has a stunning version; Twenty Five Trips. Sandra's Bric A Brac is currently on display in store so make sure you take a peek next time you drop in.

My strategy over the last 12 months has been to avoid folding up fabric and storing it away, when I finish cutting for a new quilt. Instead, I've begun cutting these remnants into standard cuts and storing them for when I have enough to create a quilt from the pieces. I've been collecting 2" x 13" strips for this project. I tried not to cut too many of any one piece of fabric, sticking to no more that 4 or five strips, at the most, as I was wanting a very scrappy appearance to my finished quilt.

I'm absolutely trilled with the end result! A beautiful quilt filled with the beautiful fabrics I've been using all year ... and it co-ordinates beautifully with the other projects that I've made previously. A definite win! I've written up a brief set of instructions below if you'd like to give this technique a try.

Scrapy Trip Around the World by Don't Lo
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I've loved making this project! The strategy has worked incredibly well for me. It has definitely helped me control my fabric build up ... now I can't wait for that little container to fill up again! We have several other Remnant Busting quilts to share over the coming weeks and months so, watch this space!



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