Thursday, January 31, 2013

Scrappy Trip Along - Finish!


My first finish of 2013 - the scrappy trip along.  


I used half of an upcycled duvet cover for the backing and then made a scrappy binding and I hand-tied it using perle cotton.


I think I decided about halfway through the piecing that I was going to use this quilting method.  Every time I go in our basement to do laundry (which is quite often), I see this doll quilt  and always think how I want to make a person size hand tied patchwork quilt so I figured the scrappy trip along was close enough!


I'm happy with how the quilt came out but I really messed up the binding.  I decided to machine stitch the binding again using the stitch in the ditch method which worked well for me in this quilt but I don't know if it was because of the size difference or what but this time around I really struggled with it.  Plus, the stitching line doesn't blend in with the rest of the quilting like the last time because, well, there is no quilting!  Oh, well!  So, between the binding issues and the mismatched seams, just don't look too closely, okay?

And since I just realized that tomorrow is February 1st, here is my January mosaic (even though everything but the scrappy trip along was actually made in December!)


Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts and Fresh Sewing Day.

34 comments:

  1. Looking fabulous, and don't worry about perfection, it's a myth!! : )

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  2. I love, love, love it. Seriously looks so cozy. My grandma made some tied quilts, so many memories. Is there no batting?

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  3. You did a wonderful job! Got mine together yesterday ; ) your quilt will be well loved.

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  4. It's very beautiful Beth. We don't see too many tied quilts here in the modern quilt world, but it looks great and really suits this design.

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  5. Beth, it is gorgeous! The colors are very pleasing to the eye. Hand tied was a great way to go on this quilt. I always love how cuddly hand tied quilts are!

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  6. Beautiful quilt Beth! I like the hand-ties, I think theyt add so much character to this quilt. And the colors are amazing.

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  7. It's really beautiful Beth and those little mismatched seams make it unique and handmade and we won't alert the quilt police ;-)

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  8. Gorgeous finish, Beth! I love the vintage feel your quilt has with all its scrappy goodness and the hand ties for the quilting. You should be very proud!

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  9. What a fabulous finish. You have such a good balance of colours in your quilt.

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  10. Gorgeous as always Beth! I plan on hand tying my scrappy quilt too. :) Anything you learned that you want to pass along?

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  11. Your scrappy quilt along is just beautiful ~ Never thought about hand tying this one ~ something to think about ~ Thanks for the idea~

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  12. It turned out so beautifully, Beth. Great job! Love your mosaic too -- how did February get here so fast??? :)

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  13. Don't you know imperfections is what makes it unique! I think it's beautiful.

    Shirley x

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  14. Congrats on finishing your first quilt of 2013! That trip-a-long is gorgeous :)

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  15. I just love the patchwork on this quilt and I think hand tying is such a perfect way to finish it.

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  16. It looks great! So bright and cheerful. I need some snow here as a quilt backdrop. It always makes such a pretty scene.

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  17. Lovely! and what a great finish!
    I've just started tripping ...

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  18. What a happy quilt! Love the pop of green:)

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  19. Love the scrappy quilt!1Evaj

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  20. Beautiful! "Imperfections" not noticeable at all :)

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  21. It looks wonderful Beth. Will be much loved for a long time I am sure.

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  22. I love the colours and it looks fab

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  23. Love it. I also love the fabric with the numbers on - I have not seen that one before

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  24. Looks great! Quilt is too busy to noticed mismatched seams!

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  25. Love your scrappy and I love the idea of tie quilting it! Gorgeous!

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  26. I love your scrappy trip quilt. Each one of these quilts looks different, but each is just gorgeous.

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  27. It's such a beautiful, vibrant quilt! I love this Beth. :) Gorgeous finish!

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  28. I've been trying to not start a scrappy trips quilt, but this is so simple and beautiful that I may have to give in.

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  29. What an awesome finish! Thanks for reminding me about upcycling bed linens. I knew there was a reason that I was keeping those old duvets and sheets around ;-)

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