Happy Trails Block (SHQAL)

Happy Scrappy Monday! You know what this means, right?

It's Scrappiness is Happiness day, where I share the block I made this week for the quilt along (of the same name). 

Today's block is called the "Happy Trails" block and it finishes up at a nice big 16.5" square. It's basically made up of squares in various sizes and comes together quite nicely. I love it when a block pattern just works well and doesn't require a lot of meticulous instruction or construction. 

Now if last weeks block reminded me of an 'Everlasting Gobstopper', this weeks block reminds me of the 80's game called 'Simon'. Obviously, if I'd chosen different colours for my block, I probably wouldn't have made the association - but there you go.

I remember when I was in primary school, this game (and a few others) would be brought out when we had to stay in our classrooms at lunchtime due to wet weather. There were only a few games, so those who ate their lunch the fastest got to pick what they wanted to play with first.

Have you ever played Simon? 

The Scrappiness is Happiness book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and includes 32 Scrappy Quilts to make. It's available from the Fat Quarter Shop along with a huge variety of Lori Holt designed fabrics you can use to make this or any of her quilts. 

Here are a few links to the various bits and pieces:

Fat Quarter Shop

Bee Cross Stitch Fabric by Lori Holt

Scrappiness is Happiness Book

Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along


  1. That is a great block. I have never heard of Simon, hope it was a good game. xx

  2. Such a pretty block, I like the simplicity of it. Happy stitching!

  3. I like the Happy Trails pattern I always like the pattern that the little nine patch blocks make

  4. Anorina, this is a beautiful block. I could imagine making it in a bunch of indie prints and constructing a massive quilt looking all vintage-y
    When we were in school and had to stay inside, we played board games but not ones that require batteries because it was living in prehistoric caveman days. We played thumbs up, and simon says and gosh, I do not recall, extra art class maybe.

  5. What a great block!! and too funny!!! its going to be your 80's quilt ;-)

  6. Cute block. Yes I remember playing on a Simon, my friend had one.

  7. What a fun block, Anorina! Yes, my cousins and I played with Simon many days! Great memories! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings!


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