If you look carefully you will notice that I had to trim blocks down. One of the hazards of swaps and lottos is that with so many different makers , not all the blocks are always the same size. If the sizes are close enough I can fudge them together with slightly narrower of larger seam allowances, but if there is a 1/2" difference that would leave no seam allowances at all, which was the case with one of two of these blocks. So I decided to trim all of the blocks down to the smallest size and to use sashing strips so I wouldn't be bothered by the seams not lining up. I added the black cornerstones to continue the diagonal dark line formed by the blocks.
The Smaller quilt is for a 5 year old girl. I chose the blocks with the brighter colors and novelty fabrics and used bright red paisley for the sashing and binding. The border fabric is butterflies on a bright blue background and all of the butterflies are edged in red.
I quilted both quilts with the same all-over edge-to-edge design, which I am calling Tumbling hearts. On this one I used Cream colored thread.
Scrappy Trips Around The World is a great way to use up 2.5"strips longer than 16 inches. The pattern for Scrappy Trips Blocks a'la Bonnie K. Hunter, can be found at http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/scrappy-trips-around-world.html