Saturday, 31 October 2020

Scrappy Trip around the World

I was able to complete my October goal (and then some) which was to piece the top of this Rainbow Scrappy Trip around the World quilt. 

I had the top done by mid-October so I decided to try and push through and quilt and bind it as well.  Off I went to the quilt stores and found this lovely rainbow coloured fabric for the back. 

I had also thought to use up extra scrappy trip along squares and then decided on only the aqua/turquoise blocks.  I’m happy this the results. 

Initially I had considered a pantograph and a rainbow variegated thread for the top, however near the beginning of the first row, I just wasn’t happy and the little squars were talking to me.  So I picked out what I had started and proceeded to do some custom quilting and change the colour of the top thread in each block. 

I’m so happy with the results.

For the bobbin thread I used an aqua. 

While shopping for backing I found a small rainbow stripe which I thought would look good as a binding, however once the quilt was done I started auditioning fabric from my stash and a black and white stripe won out. 

The Scrappy Trip Around the world was inspired by BonnieHunter, The Rainbow colours by Soscrappy and moving forward in my unfinished projects pile by Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal. 

Both my husband and my daughter want to claim this quilt, I think the quilting appeals to them.


Scrappy Trip around the World Quilt 2020

The finished quilt measures 85 inches by 85 inches.

Started: June 2013.

Finished: October 2020.

2 ½ inch squares

A total of 1764 squares.


Create your own rainbow everyday.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Playing with Yellow

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for the month of October is yellow, so I pulled out my bag of yellow scraps and started sewing. (This is the bag after I sewed 48 mile a minute blocks). 

I thought 42 6 ½ inch squares might make a good crib size quilt.  After taking this picture I decided to add another row. 

Here it is with the blocks sewn together, now just to layer and quilt it, who knows when that will happen! 

Mile a minute is my go to block when I just need to sew, it was refreshing and cathartic to sew this little quilt top, and I’d say there is at least another crib quilt in the bag.  Perhaps next time I’ll go for a twin sized quilt.

Interested in the mile a minute block, I have a tutorial starting here.

My soul is fed with needle and thread.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

A Goal for October

Working my way through unfinished projects, I believe the next oldest item is this Scrappy Trip Around the world. 

I have blocks in all the colours of the Rainbow, plus some black/grey, browns, and turquoise. 

By the end of October I would like to piece the top using the Rainbow blocks which are enough to make a full/queen size quilt, and perhaps a piece a quilt back incorporating the black, brown and turquoise blocks.

The Scrappy Trip Around the world was inspired by BonnieHunter, The Rainbow colours by Soscrappy and moving forward in my unfinished projects pile by Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. ~ Louis Armstrong