Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scrappy Trips Quilt

Right after Christmas a bunch of the quilters I follow on Instagram started sharing photos of this very scrappy quilt (pattern found here). I loved the idea of busting through a whole bunch of fabric that I didn't have specific plans for and it looked easy enough. Well, I got hooked and got the whole quilt cut and completed in just over a week. 

I love how well all these mismatched patterns play with each other. I love that I didn't have to be so thoughtful about what went where. I laid it out a few different times and then totally messed up the layout as I was sewing. Didn't really matter---it worked and is probably my favorite quilt to date. 

Pretty early in the process Mia claimed this quilt as her own and kept checking on the progress. I don't think she expected it to be done so quickly! It looks amazing spread out over her bed and I'm so glad she has another quilt to call her own!
One of the best things about this pattern is that you can make it as big or small as you want. Some quilters are doing 36 blocks---I went with 30 and it made a smallish twin size quilt. 

For the binding I pieced together left over scraps and made a scrappy binding. The backing is a mottled robin's egg blue (found at Hobby Lobby). I decided to quilt it in a modified cross hatch using my walking foot as a measure to separate the lines.

I already have plans to make another one and am contemplating doing one with all of my novelty fabrics for an I-Spy quilt. 
You just can't have too many quilts!!
You can explore more Scrappy Trips quilts at the flickr group here.

1 comment:

SewAmy said...

It is gorgeous!