Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ScrapBeeLicious Peeps...


Hey look!  I actually dragged myself away from Kindergarten drama to sew something!  All kidding aside, after a week and half at school, we have finally hit our school groove over here and I was actually relaxed enough to dust off the sewing machine and make something.


Gwendellyn at The Rainbow Revolts is September's ScrapBeeLicious queen and she requested Trip Around the World blocks with any color scheme but in some kind of "theme".  I don't have too many fabric collections to choose from for an easy theme (my stash is pretty much all bits and pieces), but I do have a TON of Lizzy House's Castle Peep fabric still left and they make any block look cute and fun.  Plus they make a pretty great rainbow of color.


Despite the fact that everyone and their mother has done a Trip Around the World quilt lately, this was the first time that I've tried that block design.  They were super easy and fast to throw together.  As an added bonus, I actually remembered to sew a scant quarter inch and they actually finished at the size that they were supposed to...which hardly EVER happens to me.


Hopefully the color isn't too loud for Gwendellyn's existing blocks.  I probably could have thrown in a white or light solid to punch up the contrast, but oh well.  I'm just happy to be sewing again.  Now I just have to catch up on a month's worth of other people's posts on Bloglovin.  One step at a time...

12 comments:

  1. These blocks are looking great!

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  2. Beautiful! They're fabulous. Did you just get lucky having the heads not cut off of the peeps? I tried to use a Briar Rose print and chopped Nanny Bee right in half!!

    I'm behind on blog posts too. Tonight I'm going to hit "mark all as read" and start afresh. You know you want to, too.

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  3. Love those Peeps! The little people fit perfectly in your squares! You must have some sort of sewing magic.

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    1. Thanks Mary! It turns out that the Peeps are about 2" tall which made them PERFECT for the 2.5" strips that this pattern calls for. I love it when that happens! :)

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  4. These are so fun! What a fun way to use that fabric.

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  5. Love these blocks! I'm seeing a full quilt for you using these fabrics. ::nudge nudge::

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  6. You know you really should make a quilt with these blocks.....

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  7. Love these fun blocks! Now I am rethinking the ones I am making as they are so mild (maybe, boring) compared to yours. I'll take your cue and make a colorful set.

    And I agree with Laura C, sometimes, you have to mark everything as read and start over!

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  8. Wow! Those really did make a super neat scrappy block. LOVE it!

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  9. I love these sooo much, that line is just adorable! I don't tend to use many primary colors, so it'll be good to have some as contrast :) I'm so impressed by how fussy cut it looks!! I felt really lucky when my blocks ended up the right size too...it really is all due to my machine though, if it had a wider quarter inch marking, they would've all been incredibly small!

    Anyway, I got these in the mail the other day, safe and sound ♥ Thank you so much!

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  10. Love the Castle Peeps. I am holding onto my last bits of Peeps like a true hoarder.

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