Saturday, January 28, 2017

Scrappy Trips

The Scrappy Trips Around the World is finished! Thank you to Bonnie Hunter for another great free pattern. I really, really like this quilt, even though it's not perfect. (Although I have it on good authority that there is no such thing as a perfect quilt!)  

My friend Phyllis (who by the way celebrated with her husband on Thursday their sixtieth wedding anniversary! What an accomplishment.) sewed together many sets of two inch strips for me. This was definitely another cooperative quilt. I love that!

The pictures are just as I finished quilting it. I did a very simple wavy line all over. Just an idea I had, but it turned out pretty well!  The Southwest themed fabric I used for the backing is from my friend Deb! Yes, more cooperativeness. 

Here it is - front, backing, and binding. I'm not sure exactly where this one is going yet, but I will soon!

Today I've been playing around with half square triangles. I cut these with the 4 1/2 inch half square triangle die on my Go! Cutter a while back. I need to cut more before I can get very far.

But this is what I've put up on the design wall so far. For the first time in a long time I do not have unfinished projects screaming at me. It's a wonderful feeling, so wonderful that as you can see I immediately started something new! Aren't we funny! 

It is cold (for me) here today and tonight, but it was so wonderful to see a beautiful clear blue, sunny sky today! Makes you glad to be alive.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and finding plenty to make you happy!

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Oooooh, I LOVE scrappy trip quilts -- and yours is just beautiful. That's a pattern that's definitely on my bucket list -- there's just something about a quilt with lots of little squares that I love. Great Job by all of you!

Wonky Girl said...

What a beautiful (and labor intensive) quilt. So glad the backing fabric worked out so well for this one. :-)

Susie Swanson said...

Ilove scrappy quilts and that pattern. I've made several like it but nothing as beautiful as this one. The backing fabric is just as gorgeous. Great job. Blessings and Love.

Karen S said...

Another wonderful finish. I do love all the scrappiness in this one.
And I am stunned by your statement that you have no UFOs. I have no idea how that feels.