Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Need Direction to Take a Trip Around the World

I just love summer time!!!  Things are just a bit more relaxed and even though most of our weekends are planned with camping trips and family reunions, it just seems that the weekday seems to move at a slightly slower pace.  And I have really been enjoying it :)  And funny thing, I didn't really make a plan for it to happen, but along with the slower pace of the week, my sewing room deadline pace sort of slowed down over the summer as well.  So without any deadline projects I have found myself turning to some older WIP's that had been set aside.   I knocked two out last Friday and have a new one to share this Friday :)   And I have to say, I am just loving the feeling of getting these done.  In fact, I am loving it so much that WIP have officially become the focus of my summer.  How fun is that!!!

The last few days I have turned to my Red, White, and Black Trip around the world blocks (using this awesome tutorial from Bonnie Hunter ).  I was so excited on Monday evening to finish all my blocks but now I am stuck.   I can't decide which direction I should take my trip??  What do you think, do you have a favorite layout??

Option 1 - Take a Traditional Trip



Option 2 - Take Several Small Trips



Option 3 - Take a Trip Over the Mountains



Option 4 - Skip the Trip Altogether


So what do you say . . . What Direction should I take my Trip Around the World??

EDIT - And the winner is . . . .

 Thank you everyone for sharing your favorite Trips!!!  I have tallied them up (because I am weird and like counting things ;)  from Facebook, Instagram, emails, and the Blog and here's how the trips were favored!!!    Option 4 - Skipping the Trip had 32 votes,  Option 3 - A Trip Over the Mountains had 59 votes, Option 1 - A Traditional Trip had 75 votes, and with the landslide win Option 2 - Several Small Trips had 180 votes!!!!   Looks like it's time for me to start sewing up Several Small Trips :)   Thanks again for all your Help!!!!
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55 comments:

  1. They all look great, but I like the small trips the best

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  2. 1 or 2....I like the optical illusions they make

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  3. you won't go wrong with any of them. And fun to see the different designs. I'd go 1 and then 4 as a second choice.

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  4. I like number two, small trips.

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  5. I like #2 and #4 the best. But they are all fabulous ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

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  6. I like #2 the best, followed by 1 and 3 tied, and 4 the least.

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  7. My favorite is Option 2 (Many Small Trips).

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  8. From my angle, I like the Shorter trips. Nice work!

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  9. Ah, Summertime! How lovely, Melissa! Thank you for sharing the variety with us! With your 3 colors, I like "Skip the Trip Altogether"! (Followed closely by "Several Small Trips"!) - Jean

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  10. I like the small trips, and they could reflect your weekend camping trips, if you need more meaning to the quilt.

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  11. I definitely like option 2 best! The others make me dizzy.

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  12. I think you should call #4 trip to the moon, lol! I like the second layout the best...although all of them are fun!

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  13. #2. Take several small trips.

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  14. The traditional trip looks awesome in those fabrics! I made some scrappy blocks with that tutorial and it was so much fun!

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  15. My favorite is Several Small trips. Looks great !

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  16. Looks like #2 is the most popular. Any one of these designs will be perfect. Thanks for sharing the different layouts.

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  17. All are lovely, but I like option 4 the best!

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  18. Ooo! Hard choice for me between 'skip the trip' & ' trip over the mountains'! All are inspiring!

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  19. They all look great. Several small trips is my favourite.

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  20. They're all wonderful, but #1 was the most exciting to me.

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  21. I vote for 2 or 3. And I haven't read the other comments, so I have no idea how my vote measures against or with the trend! Looking forward to seeing what you decide. None of them, of course, will be wrong if you like it the best!

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  22. Personally, I think you should go big or stay home!! (Although, the other 2 versions are great, too.)

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  23. In this color scheme, I strongly prefer option #2.

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  24. My personal preference is the original but they are all wonderful.

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  25. I like#2. it just seems to have more interest to my eye. :-)

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  26. mmm.. stick to Traditional?? but #2 is nice too :-{

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  27. I love the second layout. Love the design and awesome color combo.

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  28. Small trips are easier on the eye. :D

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  29. I really like the small trips the best. Second choice would be trip to the mountains.

    Well done!

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  30. Take a trip over the mountains or several small trips.

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  31. I prefer 4 although 2 is growing on me after looking at them all several times.

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  32. They are all awesome. Number 2 really catches my eye though!

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  33. I like the small trips. I giggled so much reading the names (teehee "skip the trip altogether" my fave name)

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  34. Ooops, missed the voting but the right option won! (wink)

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  35. I missed the voting, but I really like your small trips - they're going to look great. Also awesome were all the option titles. ;P

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa