I was happily cruising instagram, minding my own business, taking it easy when I got sucked into a quilt that Megan, Brenda and Rita were making.
Being a complete sheep I had to join in. Now there's a flickr group (thanks B!) and a hashtag #scrappytripalong for twitter and instagram (I'm @ImAGingerMonkey if you want to follow me on either twitter or instagram)
We're using the incredibly simple scrappy trips around the world (free!) tutorial on Quiltville.
The blocks are strip pieced, it's so fast and so simple and a perfect way to use up scraps (or, like me, the piles of FQs in your stash)
Wanna come play with us? It's a quilt along of sorts, but informal, no weekly blog posts or deadlines, just a heap of friends making the same blocks over and over again. Blocks end up at 12" (finished), so you could just make 4 if you really don't have any time (it'd take you about an hour - no lie) and have a really nice big pillow.
And if you need to shop for fabric, then Brenda has an awesome sale going on right now.
In other news - I wanted to mention this kickstarter project by Ed Emberley and his daughter, Rebecca and Rebecca's daughter, Adrian...it's a family affair!).
I'm pretty sure if you are in the US Ed Emberley has been a huge part of your childhood, or your children's childhood. Am I right? And everyone loves the story of Itsy Bitsy Spider, no?
Well, go check out this kickstarter (minimum pledge is just $1) and find out more about their project which aims to give a book for every book sold. The pledge ends on Jan 1st, so please go check it out right now, and spread the word if you can.
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