Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FO: Scrappy Trip

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!


  1. Is it strange that I am only now thinking I want to make one? I think your supremely scrappy version is what's won me over. Love it!

  2. Wow, absolutely stunning. I love all the fabrics you've chosen especially that border fabric. x

  3. Beautiful! I just finished my scrappy trip top and plan to quilt it with cross-hatching too. I love how yours turned out and the backing fabric as well. : )

  4. It's fantastic Jacey! Nice job. The scrappy trip process seems tedious to me, so it's not something I am dying to make - even though the product is so good!

  5. It looks impressive, fun, and colorful to me! (sjn821 on Rav)


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