Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tripin' along to a finish

Yesterday I finished one of my April goals-my scrapp tripalong!
The scrappy trip along movement was promoted by imagingermonkey last December after Christmas on instagram.  The quilt is a free pattern by Bonnie Hunter .  Be warned it is addictively easy and scrap busting

This is my second scrappy trip finish.  
The first is this baby quilt that is basted and waiting on me to quilt it.  
Maybe today.

Its actually half a row bigger top and bottom then this picture shows.  The center cat block is one of a set I have my late grandmother made.  She used to make whole quilts from this pattern for her grandchildren.  This is for a cousin's baby.

Here is a picture of my last scrappy trip block being pieced!

I was using a couple of repro jelly rolls.  I threw in Kona Coal, one of my favorite neutrals.  I used 8 strips per block instead of six.  I had 8 different colored strips.  The strips were left over from making my granny square quilt last summer.  I used imagingermonkey's tutorial

I love how these two quilts will work together!  
The granny square has lots of 'negative space' .  
Whereas the scrappy trip is mostly the prints.  

I just had to sleep under the finished top last night! 
 Am I alone in doing this?  Anyone else sleep under finished tops? 
 I did the same with the granny square.  

BTW the scrappy trip is 62.5" square and the scrappy trip is 64" square.  I can imagine the granny square folded at the end of the bed with the scrappy trip covering the bed.

BTW2 Please dont look too closely at my nonmatching points.  I realized as I was sewing the large block rows together that I had sewn some of these blocks on my featherweight and the fractional difference in the seams added up to about a 1/2 inch in 2 rows.  Thus mismatched points.  Do you think I was going to rip it all out?  Heck NO!  

Sewn and let sewed is my motto!

Keep dreaming...Colleen
Kalli-cat and I were sewing along with Bonnie on Quilt Cam the other night.


Carrie P. said...

Way to go! I love your granny quilt. It is beautiful! I know you had sweet dreams sleeping under it.