A few posts back, I reviewed the goals list for 2022, which left me thinking about beginning one of the quilts named there. It was actually a good thing to have been reminded of the quilts on the list as I needed that visual to make me stay focused.
Items number 4 and 5 on the list are quilts that can be made with scraps. Since I've been organizing scraps for a couple of years now, I have a great load of 2.5" squares which can be used of #4 - Great Granny Square quilt, and an equally great load of 2.6" strips which can be used for #5 - Mini Trip Around the World quilt - aka Trippy Quilt.
This basket contains my spilling-over stack of 2.5" strips. This should either be used up, or moved to a larger basket. I vote for using some of it.
I began picking through the strips and found some that looked good together. After checking on line for directions and some inspiration pictures, I made 4 blocks.
And when placed together, we get our mini Trip Around The World. I will need to make a lot more of these strips to end up with enough for a quilt top, and I don't think I will make a very big dent in the contents of the basket.
The individual blocks measure 12.5 inches unfinished, so this mini TATW comes to 25 inches. If I make 36 more units, I will have enough for a 75-inch quilt top. I think. I hope I calculated that correctly. It would work out to be a square quilt, but all the trips would be complete. If I added partial trips, I could end up with a rectangular quilt of 75" by 87.5". That would be more in keeping with a mattress size. I will have to see how it looks when I get to that point.
Either way, I have many more blocks to make, and plenty of strips from which to choose. Here is one inspiration picture I've taken from Instagram. Is this scrappy goodness or what?