I love a scrappy quilt, and this is quite possibly the scrappiest one I’ve ever made!
This was my first-ever attempt at making a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt, and I knew as soon as I finished this one that it would not be my last. 🙂 Since then, I’ve completed a slightly modified version using Bonnie & Camille’s Handmade fabric line, and I have grand plans to make another scrappy version using Moda’s Regent Street Lawns 2018. Imagine those beautiful navy fabrics in here??? Gorgeous.
I followed Bonnie’s tutorial to the letter, using the tube method and 2.5″ strips to construct blocks that had a dark fabric running from corner to corner. The picture above with the folded quilt *almost* shows a full quilt block. This comes together so cleverly! I was really astounded when I first made it (full disclaimer: I am easily amused by quilting “miracles”). I’ve just realized that Bonnie’s tutorial was posted in 2005. She is so ahead of her time 🙂
I did some digging and found a picture of the actual blocks. Apologies for the lower quality, but I find it so interesting to see the parts of a quilt before they get assembled.
When I look at the pictures of this quilt, I see little scraps of so many different quilts that I worked on before this one. The Mendocino quilt that I sold to a lady who was gifting it for Christmas, the Mustang quilt that took every bit of my patience, the Hello, Bear quilt that I gifted to a girlfriend, and some early Heather Bailey and Amy Butler – two of the very first fat quarters I ever bought.
I quilted it using my Juki TL-2010Q, which means that it was probably a frustrating experience for me. I looooooove my Juki for piecing, but I have really struggled to get it to quilt straight lines without a fight. It just goes to show that quilting is a labour of love!
For the backing, I used this adorable flannel heart fabric. It is very soft to the touch, and makes this quilt even more cuddly.
The binding is a pink fabric with the smallest pattern. It reads as solid pink from a distance, but up close you can see the pattern. I attached it to the front of the quilt by machine and then hand sewed it to the back. While I love to spend time hand sewing a binding, it’s not practical to do this for every quilt (time-wise). As a result, I now attach most of my bindings by machine.
It finishes at 33″ by 44″, which is great for cuddling, tummy time, or draping over a chair.
You can check out my Etsy shop to find this quilt’s listing. If you would like to gift it to a loved one (or keep it for yourself!) you can find its complete listing details by clicking here.
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