Friday, June 5, 2015

Scrappy Trips Around The World

 My Scrappy Trips Around the World has been finished for a couple of weeks and I have been enjoying having it on my bed. It just makes me happy to look at it as I love green and purple. This took longer to make than I had planned but finally with lots of work I get to reap the rewards. The project was about using fabric I do not really care for but in the end I LOVE the finished quilt. It has fabric in it from when I first took up quilting in 1984. The pattern is Bonnie Hunters and can be found on her Quiltville site HERE Bonnie is right that this pattern will look good in ANY fabric...........and my quilt is living proof. The quilt measures about 100" square.

 I have taken to piecing backs for my quilts. The back of this was all about using more "ugly" fabrics as well as scrap strips. The green was a thrift store sheet that was not large enough. No problem: I just cut it into parts and inserted pieces to make it large enough. Some of my AZ retreat friends might recognize that fabric in the close up below on the top right of the large green..........yep that will all be used up some day but not in this quilt...........I did go thru a 1/4 yard though.

 Here is a close up of the back above showing the allover feather meander that I love to do. It gives a beautiful flowing design to quilt and looks good on almost everything.

The allover feather meander can be done in any size and baisicly is a stipple for the spine and then a feather is built around it. The photo above gives some guidelines for using a longarm but you can sure do this on a sit down machine as well and not have to worry about the long line so much.
The photo below shows the feather..............any type of feather will work as will leaves or other stuff.


Sherrill said...

I LOVE your Scrappy Trips!! Did you strategically place your colors? It looks like you did. All the uglies just worked perfectly, didn't they? And I LOVE your back, too. Just an all around beautiful quilt! I donated a top to Diana for her project that I'd started with white down the middle of each block. Not sure I'll do another like that but have some leftover blocks to start with.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I have made quilts like that too where I used just fabrics that I didn't like and they always turn out great. Putting the values in the right spot makes it work. Your quilt is beautiful and so is the back.

Dee B said...

love the pictures of your quilt outside.