Well, I'm a little late to the Scrappy Trip Along party but I finally finished my quilt top. I love it! I can't wait to get it quilted and snuggle up under it. I am pretty sure this will not be the last of my scrappy trip along quilts, I loved seeing how each block would turn out. When I first started sewing the strips together I was having a hard time just randomly sewing the strips together (I really wanted each strip to match but that isn't what would make this quilt pop) so I got my 9 & 7 year old girls to help me choose the strips and I have to say they did a great job not matching anything. Ha! I did position the dark strip in the same place in each block and I really like how it turned out.
My latest sewing adventure has been branching out from quilts and into sewing little skirts. A lady, Sherry Whitman, from my church visits El Salvador multiple times each year doing missions and she came to talk to the GAs (Girls in Action) class that I teach and told us about how poor the families are and how badly they need clothing. As I was sitting there listening to her I remembered reading on Randi's blog about her Sewing Seeds project and I feel like God placed it on my heart to sew skirts for Sherry to take on her next trip to El Salvador. I told my friend Sharon about it and she immediately made the two green skirts in the picture and just last night I made the pink and purple ones. I definitely have a lot more to learn about making clothing but it was way easier than I thought it would be. I followed this tutorial on the dana-Made-it blog and it really was simple to make.
I don't know how many skirts I will make but I however many I make I pray they will go where they are needed most.