Scrappy Trip Along Quilt - Many reasons why it is great
My Scrappy Trip Along quilt came with me to the Stitches and Craft show and I'm glad I did.
Having this quilt with me at the show was great for many reasons:
- Firstly, I actually followed a pattern to make it. Usually I opt for a design that I make up like a drawing in my note book.
- It was great as so many people have made it, so we could all agree how much fun it is to make a quilt like this.
- It was great (for me) as I could use it to showcase so many of my fabrics.
- It was great because it made people—including high school students—stop at my stand, stare and shake their heads in disbelief as they assumed each square was sewn together in a calculated manner. They actually thought I was crazy to sew such a quilt. An opportunity for me to pause, smile and sometimes be cheeky.
I really am pleased with how it tunred out especially the vibrant colours. The squares create a chevron feel to me, which makes it appear not to scrappy. I used my Banksia Weave fabric for the main diagonal lines mostly so I did not loose count as I pulled off one block and reattached it. Also because it is the fabric I designed for myself from the Banksia Bloom organic range.
I hand-quilted this by stitching in the ditch, which was soothing and calming, done at night in front of Downtown Abbey, the Paradise and a bit of Girls as well. It took a week all up
All the fabrics are available in my online fabric shop.
They are also sold internationally so ask at your local Patchwork store.