Monday, January 7, 2013

and what a trip it's been!


I can hardly believe how this pattern his taken the online quilting community by storm! It's been wonderfully amazing to see all the gorgeous Scrappytripalongs pop up all over Instagram, Flickr and the blogaverse. They have all been so different and unique, and I love how this quilt really expresses the individual personality of each quilter - so much so that I could easily pick the creators of many of them out before even knowing who made it.


And this is my finished top. I think it is totally 'me'. I am pretty much smitten with the chaos here and I think it is going to be a great companion to my Scrap Hoover quilt. This one started out as a scrap bin buster, but soon I ran out of scraps big enough for the pattern. After that, I raided stash. I love how this is a blend of scraps I may not have otherwise used and many of my most treasured prints.


I'm just awaiting an order for some backing from Pink Castle Fabrics (Brenda, if you didn't know, was one of the other original firestarters of this whole craze!) and then I will be quilting this one myself. I'm thinking big swirls, but we'll see. 


I want to thank each and every one of you who has jumped on this Scrappytripalong! As fast as this quilt is to make, given my track record for speed this would've taken me weeks to complete if it hadn't been for all of you inspiring and encouraging me along.


So what do we make next? 

22 comments:

  1. LOL, give me a minute to catch up before you start the next craze, okay?? ;) I love your Scrappy Trip top, can't wait to see what you picked for backing!

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  2. I LOVE your scrappy trip! I'm only about a third of the way done with my blocks (darn you, head cold!) but I'm hoping to get back to it today! Thanks for being one of the instigators! This has been a blast so far!!

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  3. amazing! I love seeing everyone's scrappy trip!Seeing everyone's fabric taste and different ideas... Just love yours!! Of course all the quilts you made all very inspired! My next challenge quilt would be the spider quilt and yours just wow wow over me every time when I come visit this space~ THank you!

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  4. I have been dragging my feet but I really want to make one of these. It looks like so much fun. It is not my style but what the heck.....I'm heading to the sewing room now to pick some fabric

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I always feel so inspired by your work. Can't wait to see what you make next. I really should't read your posts, because I'm still working on my Maple Leaf Rag quilt that you inspired a long, long time ago!

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  6. it's gorgeous Megan! I love yours!

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  7. Ditto all the above and OMG I LUV LUV it!
    So so gorgeous!

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  9. Thank you for inspiring me to trip with you! 12 down as of tonight. I'm not sure where I am going, but I am loving every block!

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  10. I'm hoping to start mine tomorrow, now that I've finished a much-overdo project for a friend. Looking forward to using this pattern to make a king-size quilt for my own bed!! (About time!)

    Yours is GORGEOUS!!

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  11. Beauty! I've cut strips, but not sewn a bit. I doubt my trip will be as pretty. My stash of scraps is limited to leftovers. More suited for Katie & Thomas's Scrap xxxxx quilts. Congrats on the finish. Swirls would be perfect for this.

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  12. Gorgeous Megan! What about a instaknitalong??

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  13. It's gorgeous! And I love how everyone is coming together for this impromptu, totally stress free quilt along. I have 6 blocks to go and can't wait to get back to the sewing machine. And even though I'm mostly using fabric from my unloveds pile, I love how its turning out!

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  14. So pretty Megan. I can't wait to bind mine!!!

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  15. As much as I don't have scraps I have a pyramid of jelly rolls so I think Im going to give this a go! yours look fantastic!

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  16. Looks wonderful! I am finishing my last 6 blocks and have already ordered the backing too. This will not sit in my UFO pile, it will be my first finish of 2013...so what IS next!

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  17. Back again...I had to go check out Scrap Hoover quilt, it's amazing! I know I have that book, time to pull it out and make a long range plan...well maybe...lol!

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  18. I can't believe how fast this came together! It's just gorgeous, scrap quilts (or scrap inspired quilts, as they sometimes are) are my favorites!

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  19. This is wonderful! I love all your scraps ; ) I hope to work on mine today.

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