I finally caved. I made a scrappy trip along block. I've been following the phenomenon on Instagram (#scrappytripalong), Flickr and various blogs since just before the New Year. I needed a break from the raffle quilt, so I thought I'd just pull some strips that were already cut and whip up a block.
Maybe I should have kept Bonnie's pattern open. I missed a step and cut the strips before sewing them into a tube. Oops. A few more seams and it all worked out.
I need to tweak my seam allowance. My block finished 1/4 inch too small. See the 12.5" square ruler sticking out under the block?
This block is a little busy. That is just the nature of my scrap bin. I'll need to add some quieter prints and solids. Some variety in value will help, too.