Trail Mix

I have a few blocks finished so up on the empty design wall they go.  This is a long-term project so I know I can’t leave them up…I just wanted an idea of how my colors and scraps are looking.  The trail can turn any which way.  This should be a fun project.  The blocks are fun to make, so simple and some a little more involved but everything is straight, no HSTs or flying geese.trail mix 002

There are a group of quilters on the Yahoo Stashbuster Group doing this pattern, some as leader ender, and a few just building the necessary blocks. A lot of conversation on color mix and fabric selection.  I’ve dug out fat quarters and some pre-cuts to get a good variety of color.  I plan on leader ender now that I have a few blocks started.  It should be easy to keep the working box near my machine while piecing another project.

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The Trail Mix pattern can be found in American  Patchwork and Quilting (April 2004)or  Scrap-Lovers’ Quilts (Leisure Arts #4147) (Better Homes & Gardens Creative Quilting Collection).   There are a couple of wonderful scrappy quilts I’m thinking I should make next.

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2 comments on “Trail Mix
  1. Linda L says:

    I am waiting for my book. Really excited to start.

  2. Thanks for showing this, Cheryl. I’m tempted to join the fun, as I really love the chaining effect. I think instead I’ll do a multi-size block project that will include stars and other angled blocks. If I use a 12″ block as the basis, I can use 3″, 4″ 6″, 8″, 9″ units in them. No idea what it will look like, but I guess that’s part of the adventure!

    I’ll look forward to your posts on this as you make progress.

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