Monday, December 29

scrappy trip - finally!

It seems to have taken me an entire year to finally finish my daughter's scrappy trip quilt.
I love this pattern!
 
 
Every time I quilt one for a customer I say to myself, "I need to finish at least one for myself."
Well, with a little help from my friend, Trish, I was able to finish this one.
 
 
She sewed up at least half of my blocks for me -
thank you, Trish!
Click here to view her cute blog.
My daughter likes brighter colors so this was perfect for her.
And I like the zig-zag setting.
 
 
I had exchanged 2.5" strips with a friend in Virginia, "hi" Sherry.
As I quilted this quilt I recognized some of her fabrics - which makes it even more special.
I had this cute orange print fabric for the backing.
 
 
I used a Denyse Schmidt green plaid for the binding.
 
 
 
 I quilted it in an all-over swirl pattern. 
 
 
 
Together, Trish & I sewed up 64 blocks.
It's set 8 across and 8 down - 96" square.
 
 
I could hear the squeal all the way from Arizona when she opened it!
 
 
I guess she loves it!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!!! I love love it!!

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    1. Ahhh - thank you, Miss Spring. It's a pretty one. xxoo

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  2. I DO love it!! It's still out on our couch right now.

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  3. I spy paper clips!! Favorite quilt!

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    1. I was hoping you would spy that timeless paper clip fabric! Just for you....my friend! xxoo

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  4. Gorgeous - reminds me to finish mine too!!

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  5. So that's what that squealing sound was! What a neat gift for your daughter, I love it!

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  6. This is on my to-do list for the new year. I've collected a basket of 2.5 inch squares and am hoping to get to it soon. Yours is so beautiful! And I love the hugeness of it!

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    1. I want to make another one, too. I have a basket full of Civil War 2.5" strips - and I want a 30's one, too.....and......the list goes on and on!

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  7. So worth the wait, I love scrappy trips and yours is so bright and fun, love the backing and binding too! I bet you COULD hear her squeals across the miles:>) Trish is such a darling to help, it is my sincere hope to be as good at piecing as Trish is some day. This quilt is gorgeous!

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    1. I love it so much, too. I'm in the process of making one for me - much more subdued...but I love the bright ones, too. I love Trish - she's a gem!

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  8. LOVE! this quilt! everything abt. it.

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