Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scrappy Trip Along FINISHED

I FINALLY have a finished quilt to share with you!!!!! If you all are IG users you may remember the #scrappytripalong craze that started at the beginning of this year. Katy who is amazingly talented made me want to make one so bad I could taste it! Seriously, I was out of town when she started posting her progress pics and THE MOMENT I got home I started pulling out scraps, cutting strips, and sewing these blocks together! This is an amazingly easy quilt and it comes together really quick too! (pay no attention to the fact that I've had my top finished for over 4 months!)

You can find the tutorial for this quilt right here on Quiltville! Now, when I say the "craze started" I really mean it! I believe there is now over 6,500 pics under the #scrappytripalong hash tag!!!! I LOOOOVE looking at all the different ones, seeing what fabric combinations are being used, and the different layouts people are choosing!

There is also a Flickr group that you can check out here. It has a little over 2,000 pics in it!!!! This quilt is soooo easy!! I recommend EVERYONE trying it!!!

Katy has some great tips on making your own Scrappy Trip right here. And if you want to see some of the Scrappy Trips she has made you can look hereherehere, or here! This quilt is VERY addicting, so be warned...you CAN NOT make just one! (yes that does mean I will be making another one as soon as I finish up on a few deadlines!!!)
I will say that you absolutely HAVE to I mean HAAAAAVE to go check out the one Michelle (@ilikeorange) made, it is amazing! Here is a link to her pic on Flickr. You will fall in love too!

I made this one for my Momma, it's the first quilt I've ever made for her. She says she loves it, I hope she's not lying to me though!!! I just recently gifted it to her for her bday!

I didn't use any specific fabrics for this one, it is truly from my scraps! I think I may have pulled out a few prints from my stash and sliced a strip or 2, but mainly used what I had that would work! I really love the way it turned out! There is just something about a scrappy quilt that makes me melt!

For the backing I used a lot of Flea Market Fancy because I thought my Mom would like those prints. I like the way the back turned out too! I'm so happy with this quilt, it was really hard to give it up!

I decided to steer away a bit from the usual stippling that I've been doing lately. But I didn't stray too far! I did a mix between a stipple and loops, I think it turned out pretty good. I need some more practice on my FMQ skills for sure though! I wanted to do pebbling, but I'm not that good yet! Maybe for the next one???? Hmmmm.....

The quilt finished at around 60"x72" give or take. It still has not been washed yet, so it will probably shrink and crinkle nicely (at least I hope so!)

I think deciding on the binding was the hardest part for me. In the end I decided to do a some what scrappy binding with the blue dots, some FMF, and a purple print (I think it's from the line Frippery)

I have NEVER labeled anything I've made before but I really wanted to have some sort of label on this, that way years down the road when my Mom is using it she will know when she got it.
Sooo, this is what I did....

It's pretty hard to write on a quilt, if you've never tried it I would suggest finding a different way of labeling if at all possible! I'm going to be investing in some labels very soon!
All in all I had a blast making this quilt. I do suggest anyone make it! It's great for all skill levels (in my opinion) and I don't think there could be an ugly one! It feels so good to have this quilt marked off my mile long "to-do" list! YAY!!!

Quilt Stats:
Finished Size- around 60"x72" before washing
Fabrics Used- Moda white and random scraps and stash fabrics
Pieced and Quilted on my home machine by me!

~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!!!~


audrey said...

Quilts for Mamas are hard. I'm working on one right now for my Mama, and I'm terrified she'll hate it! :) But deep down, I know she won't. That being said, this is gorgeous!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a lovely quilt... the back is almost as pretty as the front! Great job and I'm sure your mom will love it.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

She's your Mom...she'll love it no matter what kelli...it is gorgeous anyway!!!

Mike Pearson said...

It is fabulous! I will have to try making one, it sounds like you had fun doing it!

stitchingandbacon said...

I love it! Beautiful scrappy fun! I am working on a mother in law quilt this year, making gifts for someone else is nerve wracking! I am sure you mom loves it though, who wouldn't!

Newbie Jen said...

Fabulous finish! I love the back as much at the front.

Anna said...

love the colors! seriously, I'm going to have to make one of these soon! it's just a great way to see all the fabrics that you love. :)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh Kelie, this quilt turned out so beautiful! I love the special touches you made to it with the scrappy binding and pieced back. And your label is just as good as a fancier one, maybe even easier to read;) Lovely finish!!! I'm sure your mom really really does like it.