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Scrappy Trip is Off my List

Every morning, I walk down our stairs and see this:

I love this rug.  I fought for this rug: it’s the one thing I want in the new house.  I won.  I pass it every morning and I knew if I made a quilt for this room, it should reflect the rug’s pattern.  I pinned Scrap Vomit a long time ago, but I was daunted by the amount of work I assumed it would take.  So I just waited for the right pattern to pop up.

And then I stumbled on to April’s quilt.  April’s family owns my favorite quilt shop in Columbus which happens to be pretty close to the end of my block.  It seemed like the Universe was saying: Make this damn quilt!  I started searching for other Scrappy Trips and that’s all it took.  Using the tutorial and yellow as my main color,I started my own.

Makes total sense in the room, right?

It’s a really easy pattern.  Some cutting, pinning, and ironing, but fairly mind-numbingly easy.  Plus it sucks you in quickly.  I was able to use some of my favorite fabrics I’ve been hoarding.  There wasn’t enough of them for a full quilt or the patterns never seemed to work with other projects.  But they were perfect for Scrappy Trip.

Again, the pattern is pretty easy if you pay attention.  Or don’t assemble it while you’re depressed from being laid off.  I sewed a few blocks in the wrong direction, but it was easy to fix.

I don’t usually give a shit about my backs.  It’s true.  I sort of want them done by the time I get to that part of the process.  But this one needed some thought.  I wanted it simple.  Sparkly white was just enough Simple mashed with Hell Yeah for my Scrappy Trip.  And why not throw another scrap diamond on the back?  But this time, I’ll make it match.

The quilting isn’t perfect as I starting trying to match the squares’ points with no tape.  I figured if I taped it, it’d be off.  I said a big “What the Hell” and started sewing.  I’m good with it.

Mark asked a few times, “We’re keeping this one, right?”  And Becks told me yesterday, “Mamma, that quilt is beautiful.”  I completely agree.  It is also the first quilt that I’m itching to make again.  Maybe smaller?  Maybe more planned out?  Maybe some baby gifts?  Maybe switch the pattern for a chevron?

Who knows because this trip has plenty of different routes for me to travel.

Sort of makes it the perfect symbol for a recently Laid Off gal don’t you think?

 

  • Sarah Jane - Oh, it’s so pretty! This may be a perfect solution for all the vintage scraps that were my grandmother’s. I just need to focus on finishing my first quilt before attempting anything more advanced though, ha. Getting there though, yay!March 5, 2013 – 2:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color - It’s gorgeous! I’m also enjoying everything in your room. Love the way you tuck the quilt into the back of the sofa to make the back more interesting. Smart!April 10, 2013 – 3:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Gorgeous and just perfect for that room, or my house for that matter! :-)
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    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot comApril 25, 2013 – 5:10 pmReplyCancel

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