Sunday, January 13, 2013

my finished scrappy trip around the world quilt top

I finished my scrappy trip around the world quilt top this week, and I have to say, I kind of love it. I ended up taking out two darker blocks that I made and I'm so glad I did because I'm really happy with the final arrangement.

It measures 72" square and is made of 36 blocks. I'm thinking I'll finish this with some straight line quilting, using either a cream or light gray thread. For the binding, I was planning on making it scrappy too, using leftover bits from the construction of the top, but I think that may be too much. So, I'll probably end up using a white or gray fabric instead. I'm still thinking about the backing too...maybe I'll piece those dark blocks in there somehow.

As you can see, I use all sorts of fabrics. They are mostly prints by Denyse Schmidt, with a few Amy Butler prints thrown in for good measure, a fun polka dot by Jennifer Paganelli, and a purple print by Anna Maria Horner.

And I have to admit, this is the first quilt that I've made that I want to make again, as soon as this one is finished. It was really fun to put together, and I love how it works, even though all of the fabrics are really quite random. It was kind of like a surprise every time I'd finish a block, and then again when I was working on the final arrangement of them. 


arajane said...

i love yours so much! the colors are so bright and, even though it's scrappy, the fabrics really play well together. i am now itching to finish mine!

Esch House Quilts said...

Looks wonderful! What about a red or orange binding?

Mrs Flying Blind... said...


Lisa Lisa said...

LOVE it! I just finished my first block yesterday! Trying to be really random with my fabrics, which is hard for me!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Heather, your new quilt is really beautiful! I like it because there is not too much dark fabrics! x Teje

Unknown said...

It's beautiful. I can't wait to see the back, the binding, the finished ready to use quilt.

Bet it will be beyond stunning.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE that quilt! I am about to sign up for Keepsake Quilting's Medley of the Month Club, Circa 1930's fabrics and can totally see them in that quilt pattern! I agree, grey for the binding, and YES! Throw those other blocks in the backing for the modern look! Please post when you are finished, I can't wait to see it! Thanks!

Jamie Wood said...

Very nice! I think I am getting bitten by the Scrappy Trip bug.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Yours turned out beautiful!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love your version. I liked my solids version but I really want to do a scrappy version!

Tim said...

It is beautiful! Did you deliberately choose certain color values and colors in the original selection and as you put the blocks together?

Unknown said...

I would like to know how to start a scrappy quilt

Barb :) said...

I'm with Carol. How do you do a scrappy quilt? It looks like so much fun! :)

Unknown said...

Are there instructions to make this gorgeous quilt- size squares? Assembly tips/tricks? Finished size with number of blocks? Etc.

Caroline said...

I love it! I'm working on a pinks & browns one.

Debbie Kitsos said...

Absolutely amazing quilt! I love the colors!

Wendy W said...

Is there a pattern for this quilt?

Unknown said...

This is the inspiration that motivates me to take a second look at all my mismatched fabric and create something rather than chuck it all. Is FEB. done yet? Need a boost. Thank you for this post.

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