Friday, April 19, 2013

The Scrappy Trip Along Again


I hope you are okay with still another post on this quilt. It arrived back from the quilter this week, and I had to take some photos. It really is one of my favorite quilts of all time.



There are so many of my favorite fabrics in this quilt. I think I know either the designer, manufacturer or collection for every piece of fabric included (and in most cases I can name all of the above)! Some of these fabrics were from quilts we love and use in our family, and some are from pieces in my stash that I was saving for "perfect projects."



Within 30 minutes of unpacking this I had the binding machine-stitched around the edges. I think I'll be binding it before my other quilts on the binding "to do" list!



I used a fun print from Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill collection for the backing (got it on sale at a really good price). And I decided to go with my scrappy binding...it's been really fun to see the fun fabric combinations!



I decided a fun, "not too busy" all-over pattern would be best for this, and I'm really happy with how it turned out!



Now all that is left is to finish hand-stitching the binding and to put it in the wash for that "crinkly" look. Then this quilt will be staying in my family room and hopefully being used every day!

Details: Started: January 2013
               Finished: April 2013
             Size: 72" x 72"
             Fabrics: Fabrics I heart from my scrap bin and stash
             Backing: Joel Dewberry Notting Hill
             Binding: Scrappy

By the way, I have to give a shout out to Abby who did the machine quilting. She was wonderful. She has terrific rates (.01 an inch for all edge-to-edge designs) and has a 72 hour turn around time.

Thanks so very much for stopping by!




44 comments:

laurajane said...

It's a truly beautiful quilt,and I look forward to seeing it complete with binding.I don't think you would ever get fed up of looking at it,it's so lively.
Laura xx

Carol said...

Never get tired of seeing it Sherri...it's absolutely WONDERFUL!

Nanna said...

love the touches of white, I started one a few months back but only been able to get 3 blocks done so far
Helen

Leslie said...

It is really beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Love scrappy quilt and this is a happy one. I don't know of any quilter with a 72 hour turn around time. Great for Abby!

Bonnie said...

That is one gorgeous quilt! Enjoy it.

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

It's wonderful! Thanks for sharing❤

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Amber said...

It's beautiful Sherri! I love your colors and the white running through most of the blocks.

Nedra said...

That really is one of my all time favorite quilts you have made, too. Love all of your fabrics together to make such a bright happy quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love seeing this pattern made up with scraps. Yours is so pretty.

suemac said...

It turned out great.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

What a beautiful quilt! I have missed the other posts regarding this quilt, so I'm glad you showed it today. It's so much fun to do a quilt with a lot of different fabrics. The quilting came out beautiful, too. Have a super day!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I just love it also! I love how you can remember/name all of the fabrics/fabric lines :0)

Enjoy snuggling under your quilt,
Stefanie

Deb said...

Love your scrappy quilt, did you use a specific pattern or wing it? 72-hour turn around on quilting, that's amazing and the price, it would have cost me over $80 to have on all-over quilted that size. It's beautiful!

OPQuilt said...

I've noticed how quickly you get your quilts back--72-hour turn around time!

This is a fun quilt and glad it fosters so many memories of friends, family and good times. It's the best reason to make a scrappy quilt I've heard of!

Elizabeth E.

•stephanie• said...

this quilt is just so cozy.
i'm sure it will be well-used and well-loved.
great job!
{as always!}

Anita said...

It's beautiful ! It's one of my favorites too!

Diane Kelsey said...

Look forward to using it by next weekend. It really is a wonderful quilt.

Patricia Lessell said...

Love it and wish it were mine. Guess I'll just have to make my own.

~Laurie~ said...

Using the stash fabrics gives it a homey feeling I think. When I first saw the quilt, it reminded me of a "Nana" quilt - one that is made with scraps and love. This will be a treasure for you always! Enjoy :)

trish said...

I never get tired of seeing this quilt. Or any of your quilts for that matter. :o)
Your quilt is beautiful! I have a toddler size and 72" x 72" scrappy trips around the world quilts I am working on. I just love the process!!
Have a nice weekend. :o)

Gerri said...

Such a pretty quilt and what a great way to use up scraps.

Cardygirl said...

It really does look fabulous...I can fully understand how delighted you must have been to see it again after the quilting!

Mary Ann said...

Love the quilt. I think I need to make one of those. Please show it again when you have the binding on.

Lesley said...

Love your quilt...and the quilting is wonderful. Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Sheila said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. Happy, colorful, cozy. I love it.

barb said...

Sherri this is such a beautiful quilt! What size block did you use? Barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com

gailss said...

This is such a warm looking quilt and love the way it came out Sherri.....how nice to have it almost done.
Gail

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Love the quilt. I just finished my favorite quilt.

Abby said...

This quilt was so much fun to work on. I love and have so many of the fabrics which made me think of the quilts I've made - I can only imagine the fun memories you have of these fabrics when you look at the quilt. Such a treasure to have.

Thanks for letting me share in a masterpiece!

Darlene said...

You can show that beauty as many times as you want. Abby did a wonderful job on the quilting.

Janis said...

It's beautiful I can see why it has become your favorite!

Kate said...

Looks fabulous, I'm not surprised you love it so much. Must get mine quilted.

Siobhán said...

That is seriously gorgeous. LOVE it!! You must be so thrilled to have it home. Great choice for the backing, too!

Nancy said...

I'm likie you I love that quilt. Isn't that pattern out on the internet somewhere? What batting do you use? Thanks, Nancy

Jenny said...

Love it! So bright and happy!

Sarah Lizzie said...

Such a gorgeous quilt Sherri. I love the myriad of colours. It must make your heart sing!!

Donna said...

Just the old quilt look that I love. Use it a lot, wash it often, and it'll become the coziest quilt in the land.

Thimbleanna said...

It's gorgeous Sherri! Congratulations on a great finish for YOU!!!

Maxine said...

Can't wait to see it with the binding..I could just curl up in that cozy quilt...I started one, but didn't like the way it was looking so I made a tabel topper, but now looking at this one I want to start another one...

Nanette Merrill said...

ooooh so beautiful. I have 2 I'm taking this week to my quilter.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow - looks amazing! Such a great pattern...I've made 3! I'm sure you will use it all the time!

Sandy Reeves said...

Love this quilt. Great colors and job. Look forward to seeing more.