Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Scrappy Trip Along Quilt

A finished quilt and an exuberant start to the new year!

Goodness!  This quilt was so much fun to make.  The sewing process to make these blocks was really rather simple, and also terribly addictive.  I couldn't stop making, and arranging, and re-arranging the finished blocks, with each block adding more drama and completing the picture.  


I stopped at 36 scrappy trip around the world blocks, made in a little more than 3 days of happy patching.  I have enjoyed working with my fabric stash and love that  this quilt is a reflection of my stash:  not a lot of purple, a touch of brown, and just a dash of black.  

Oliver at work.
The scrappy trip along quilt is one of the bigger quilts that I have quilted myself, measuring 72 inches x 72 inches.  Wrestling with all of it's weight and bulk during an exceptionally warm spell of Summer weather was  physically uncomfortable to say the least.  I am however grateful to have had the company of my little supervisor whilst basting, ensuring every pin was placed just so.


I quilted this quilt by stitching along both sides of every second seam line, both horizontal and vertical seam lines.  I then cross-hatched (stitched diagonal lines) through the center of every second diagonal row of squares.


The quilt is quite heavily quilted - no square of fabric remains un-quilted - which gives it a lovely texture and drape.


For the back of the quilt I have used Aneela Hoey's Sew Stitchy - Pins and a customary black/white pin stripe fabric for binding; a given.


This one is rather special and although it's going to be tough to let this quilt go, I have decided to offer it for sale.  Paypal only (major credit cards accepted) - please use drop down menu to select shipping destination.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me:  redpepperquilts@gmail.com

SOLD

Quilt size:  72 inches x 72 inches
100% cotton fabric, thread and batting.
Machine Stitched binding for durability.

As always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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47 comments:

  1. So fun! Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! It has been fun watching the process on instagram.

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  3. Love it! The colors are wonderful & the backing fabric is so perfect!

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  4. That's pretty impressive. I know from experience that straight line quilting gets harder the larger the quilt.

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  5. I saw this over on flickr. It's even more lovely here! Great finish.

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  6. It's amazing! I already have 2 quilts on the go but I really want to do one of these too!!
    Karen x

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  7. In a sea of Scrappy Trip quilts -- as many as a person could possibly show me -- I could pick out this one as yours. It looks great!

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  8. Gorgeous finish, Rita! I love how your individuality comes through in your colors, your quilting and of course, that binding. It's definitely a red pepper quilt. : )

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  9. HI! THIS IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST SCRAPPY QUILTS I'VE EVER SEEN! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  10. It's stunning! Great to see all the inspiration out there.

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  11. It is gorgeous! You are also amazingly fast! Love the quilting!

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful. I have one on the the go too. I have never machine quilted, and I was hoping to encourage you to do a tutorial on machine quilting. I am wondering about presser foot pressure, stitch length, walking foot, where on earth to start stitching etc. Thank you for considering this request and for sharing your lovely images

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  14. Thanks for sharing, Rita. Love the scrappiness! Your quilt, as usual is lovely, and your pictures are always exceptional. How do you get such great shots?

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  15. How can you let that go!! It's gorgeous!

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  16. I LOOOOVE this one! I'm having so much fun with mine - I only made it about a third of the way through before getting sidelined by another cold...hoping to pick it up again tonight!

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  17. Awesome quilt. Great colours, great precision.

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  18. Your quilt is drop dead gorgeous! Such happy colors. There is no way I would have been able to sell it if I made it. Your choice for the binding was perfect. LOVE, LOVE that quilt!

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  19. It's a marvelous quilt and I can understand how it was difficult to part with. You are such an uber-productive quiltmaker. It's amazing to me that you can do so much non-stop sewing. I don't believe I've ever read in your posts about what you use for batting. With so many brands and types on the market now, I find it interesting that bloggers rarely talk about batting... or even mention it in their quilt stats. Do you have a favorite?

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  20. Rita- this is so beautiful! Each quilt you post becomes my new "favorite". :) You've inspired me to start my own "scrappy trip". Thanks for all of the inspiration-

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  21. Darn! It sold already! Soooo pretty, I love it!

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  22. Wow, you are so fast. I love your quilt. Congratulations on selling it so fast.

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  23. WoW! I havent started one yet, but soon. Love that shot of Oliver, so cute! Cant' believe you sold it, but hard to keep every quilt.

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  24. It looks so fun to make a quilt like this, so I'm tempted..
    Your's turned out very nice! And, to sell it....? Well, we can't keep everything....
    regards from a wintery but green Skåne.

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  25. Beautiful! Love the colors and the bright & cherry look of the quilt.

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  26. What a lovely quilt. The colors make me happy.

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  27. What a great way to use up all those scraps I collect! Really beautiful, love the bright colors.

    Mary

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  28. I love your quilts, and this one is just as beautiful as all the others. How do you keep your quilting lines so straight?

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  29. Ok.. I have been bitten. I pulled my fabric for this last night! Yours looks fantastic!

    Jessie
    whatshequilts.com

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  30. What a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing your quilting technique. I have made a smaller one in the #scrappytripalong and had no idea where to even start with the quilting. Only my second quilt ever and I had my first quilt professionally quilted. Thanks again and I just love your quilt :-)

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  31. Gorgeous! I've been admiring yours for a few days. Love that we have quite a few matching fabrics.

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  32. I have a question: do you use only zilions of pins or some spray glue between the filler and the back of the quilt?

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  33. So pretty! Love your choice of binding fabric.

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  34. I'd love to know how you limited your colors of fabrics. Yours looks so harmonious, whiles others sometimes look a bit hot messy.

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  35. These colors are beyond stunning!!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration ~ Mary

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  36. Always loving your quilts! Your colors are so bright and cheery and those stripey bindings....so bold and beautiful! Seeing your version of the scrappy trip quilt really makes me want to join in on the fun!

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  37. This turned out just beautiful - extra special as you say!

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  38. just love it! absolutely gorgeous, totally inspired me to dive into my stash!

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