So when my NYC Mod Quilt Guild March Queen Bee Carole asked us to create a Scrappy Trip Around The World block my immediate thought was "On no not that block again, I'm so sick of seeing it on the Quilternet and I can't believe I'm now going to be making and then posting about it!".
Anyway, Carole must have read my mind because guess what the next sentence in her instructions said ...
"I hope you aren't too tired of seeing them up all over the blogosphere."
So here goes and I do apologise firstly for offending anyone who has already made/posted about this block and secondly to anyone feeling the same way as I do for boring you with 'that block' again - though if you're anything like me you've already jumped out of this post on your Google Reader and on to the next - don't worry there's no hard feelings on my part if you're about to do just that ;)
Then again, if you're interested in making this block for yourself then Carole pointed us at a great instruction link:
Bonnie K Hunter - Quiltville's Quips & Snips - Take A Scrappy Trip Around The World
Carole supplied us with one 16" x 2.5" strip of fabric for the block and we were to use our own stash for the other 5 strips.
Here's the 6 strips - Carole's is the bottom floral which I have placed slightly apart from my 5 choices.
I've chosen 2 Kona Solids, Joel Dewberry's Cool Stream palette - Modern Meadow Acorn Chain for Free Spirit, Kaffe Fassett Rustic Floral and Kaffe Fassett Spot.
The block was surprisingly easy to make using the same technique that I used for my Modern Bargello block as part of my Something NEW Sampler Quilt.
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The finished block was quite shockingly a huge hit in our home, we all agreed that it has turned out great. There was even a slight murmuring of desire for a whole quilt of it - oh my goodness me, I can't believe I've even typed that let alone expressed that impulse aloud with my daughter in the comfort of our apartment. Now I understand why there's a glut of this quilt all over Blogland - obviously this must be a commonly experienced side effect for anyone coming into contact with this highly contagious block!!!
And you can click this link to see all of my NYC Mod Quilt Guild Bee Blocks and Challenge Blocks/Quilts.