Thursday, April 24, 2014

One thousand five hundred thirty six

That's how many two inch squares there are in this quilt. But it wasn't a hard one at all. It's Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trips pattern. I altered the pattern to use two inch strips instead of the 2 1/2 inch strips the pattern calls for and upped the strip sets to eight instead of six.


I've seen these made in many colorways and totally scrappy. I like all of them. I had a lot of purple that I wanted to use, so that is the reasoning behind this one. I had no one in mind for the recipient of it.

After many days of self-sacrificial watching of the making of it, Miss Ru finally told me that she'd really like it. So. This one stays here.  I should have known. All that is purple just naturally belongs to Ruthie!


Of course Dinah is of the opinion that everything belongs to her, but I'll let them fight that one out.


Meanwhile, out in the back yard there is plenty to make me smile. I do so love this time of year. It is not really hot yet, though it is definitely warm. Quite warm. But, oh, the beautiful flowers and edibles! Happy. Happy. Happy!

I do hope there is plenty in your world to make you happy!

Hugs and kisses,

8 comments:

  1. That is a big achievement!! And it looks so wonderful.
    Isn't it wonderful that it is staying at home?
    Lovely!

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  2. That Scrappy Trips is simply gorgeous! Love the border and the backing fabrics.

    All the early spring blooming stuff is about done ... we're now waiting on the mid spring blooming plants to start blooming ... so I'm getting my "flower fix" from you!

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  3. Wow, Elaine! This is so fabulous! I can see why she wanted it! Gorgeous. You must not have any purples left :).

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  4. I really adore the hypnotic effect of the pattern!
    Congratulations on finishing this quilt!
    Esther

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  5. I really adore the hypnotic effect of the pattern!
    Congratulations on finishing this quilt!
    Esther

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  6. It sure turned out wonderful! Glad Dinah and Ru don't have to part with a favorite ~

    :-}pokey

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  7. YAY -- it's spring in Houston! Your flowers look beautiful -- I'd want to be out in my garden sewing all day. And another lovely quilt -- I've been wanting to try that pattern. It's perfect for Ms. Ru!

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