Hello! I got back into town a few days ago from visiting E's sister and family in Granada. I have thoughts and pictures to share from that adventure, but first, I want to show you my scrappy trip around the world
I finished this up and photographed it before we left, and I really love it.
I won't lie; the process of making this quilt was a little boring to me. I started the quilt over a year ago, and stalled out with just a block or two made before January.
I took it to the Stash Bash
, and was able to finish a few more blocks.
When I was planning my projects for round two of Madison, WI (I went last month, and I don't think I shared that here!), I knew that this quilt would be goal number one.
I managed to finish the top while I was there, and immediately quilted it when I got home.
I quilted in a simple crosshatch through each square, which really didn't take very long at all.
Oh, and the backing is two similar prints from the stash: (Alison Glass Bike Path in grass and Patty Young Circle Stitch in Olive. I bound with an eternal favorite: Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Herringbone in Lake.
This quilt reminds me of our wedding, because many of the strips I used are leftovers from the wedding souvenir napkins I made.
On the Madison trip, I kept insisting that this would be only scrappy trip quilt ever, and Jeni teased that I would change my mind on that. As much as I love it, I really don't see myself making another, but who knows?
ETA: Check out Holly's recap for more retreat photos, including some of the finished scrappy trip top!