Long post alert. I hope y’all aren’t tired of my Everything Goes Scrappy Trips because I’m not ready to stop showing it off. *wink* I really enjoyed making this quilt…so much so that I made three! And they are all in this post.
I made my first few blocks on January 11, 2020.
I was telling someone that some of the blocks on their own were just blah, but when you put them together with a few more, it’s magical!
I finished it on May 23, 2020. Here it is in all of it’s scrappy glory! It finished at 96” x 108”.
I used a king size sheet + part of a twin size for the backing and binding. You can’t really see the quilting for the busyness of the quilt but it’s mostly a medium stipple. I say mostly because I started out trying do some things I wasn’t quite ready for.
The first few rows I attempted an orange peel…
Then I transitioned to an “X” in each square, and then some “lazy 8s” but I hated them all. Not so much that I picked them out but just enough to try something simpler.
I finally found a nice groove w/a medium stipple and that’s how I finished it. This is before washing it.
And this is after washing it. It’s hanging in the sun in this pic.
I originally ordered a king size package of Hobbs batting but it was so thin, I tore a couple of holes in just opening it up. I ended up using Warm and White since I had a huge 40 yd x 90″ roll. Originally I had chosen not to use it because I would’ve had to piece it together in order for it to be long enough and I just didn’t want to mess with that. What I ended up doing as I was coming the end of my main batting piece was butting up a couple of 18″ pieces and spray basting them on the backing while it was on the frame. And I was very pleased w/the outcome. I didn’t take any pics of that process.
Here are a few more pics of the quilt on my bed though.
And here it is hanging outside.
I DIY’d an outdoor quilt hanger to photograph my quilts. I will be sharing the quick process in a post soon. I honestly didn’t think this behemoth would fit but it did! You can see in this next pic that it touches the deck.
And here are a few pics of a smaller one I made.
And last but not least, a solids scrappy trips. My boy Wonton approves. I will finish it this weekend and I’ve chosen the perfect backing from my stash!
Thanks for stopping by and ogling my quilt. Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ & God Bless!
A Thread for Life
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1: 5-8
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