scrappy trip finished

I was glad to have this one to finish up over the last couple of days; we are all sick with something suspiciously flu-like and I haven't wanted to get off the couch, so finishing up the binding was perfect (I've been pretty bad about responding to comments for the past few days, I'm sorry!).

I first started to see these quilt blocks pop up on Instagram while I was visiting my family for Christmas.  At first I wasn't interested, but by the time I got home I couldn't wait to get started.  I have really loved working on this quilt and definitely think that I will make another one at some point.  Most of the fabrics are from my scrap bin, but since I made this with my nephew in mind I tried to leave out anything pink, purple, or flowery.  Considering that at least half of the fabrics in my stash fall into one of those categories, I had to venture a little bit outside of the scrap bin.
scrappy trip along quilt finished
This one is going to be a little difficult for me to give away.  It is a great couch size (60x72) and I have grown very attached to it. 

For the backing I used this Chicopee plaid print.
scrappy trip backing
I had a hard time choosing a fabric for the binding, but I decided to go for another Chicopee print.  I was really proud of myself for using up a fabric that was in my stash, but now that I am finished with the quilt I am a little concerned that that print is all gone now and I might need to order some more!
scrappy trip binding
This is the first scrap quilt I have made and it is making me very excited to get started on my Maple Leaf Rag Quilt from Material Obsession II.  
scrappy trip quilt

17 comments

  1. I love it Erica! IF I were to make one of these someday I'd definitely go with the zigzag layout too.

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  2. Love it! I like the zig zag pattern and def. love the chicopee in the back!

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  3. Oh this looks wonderful! Perfect backing and binding too! I love the layout as well...good going - reposting on AQT fb page!

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  4. It's so perfect! He will love it.

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  5. It looks great! I'm sure your nephew is going to love it!

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  6. This is a beautiful quilt! I found your blog through Debbie. I'm a new follower!

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  7. This is gorgeous, I can understand why you would find it hard to give away, you should at least cuddle up on the couch with it once before you send it off.

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  8. This is my favorite one I've seen so far! The colors are great and I really love the layout you used!

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  9. I really really love yours. Can't wait to get back to mine and finish!

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  10. beautiful finish! I'm working on two of them, they're so addicting! I totally know what you mean about using up a print in your stash and then feeling anxiety over not having it anymore, I did that with several of my DS prints. Hope you're all feeling better soon!

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  11. Congrats on a great finish! Hope you get to 'pet' it for a little while before it goes to its new owner :)

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  12. Ooh, Erica, I love the layout on yours! Congrats on using fabric from your stash too! I'm always worried I'll "need" something later if I use it. :)

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  13. The layout you chose really takes this over and above the average Trip Around the World - it's really fabulous!

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  14. Love the zigzag layout variation. Congrats on a finish.

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  15. Love scrappy trip quilts. This one is great!

    Random question - how do you "pin" your quilts on the fence for pictures? I have been trying to think of a way to do this without damaging the quilt since I oftentimes don't have a helper to hold the quilt for photos. Thanks in advance!

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