Monday, February 18, 2013

Scrappy Trip Along!

I finished this quilt at the end of January, but I'm just now getting around to taking proper pictures of it and blogging about it.  So here it is!

I used a dottie backing fabric from Michael Miller that I found at my local quilt shop.  I bought almost enough to cover the whole back, but I was short just a bit.  So I added in a little section made out of scraps from the front.

I love how the quilting looks on the back.  In my last post, I mentioned that I was going to be using my friend's long arm, and that's exactly what I did!  Up until right before I started quilting it, I really couldn't figure out what design to use.  I had settled on using a pantograph that Marcy had, even though I wasn't totally feeling it.  Then, right before I started, she showed me the quilting she did on the ECMQG's QuiltCon Charity Quilt, and pointed out a little section of clamshells.  She suggested that as my quilting design, and - Ding! Ding! Ding!  That was it!  And it was easy to do, because I made each little curve fit into a square, so I really didn't have to put much thought into it.  I had so much fun quilting this and it went by so fast!  Here's a little more of a close up on the front.

As far as the binding goes, I was a little worried with what to choose.  There's so much going on in the front, that it would be easy to get a binding that clashes.  So I picked a print that I had used in some of the squares on the front, but in a color I hadn't used, and I couldn't be happier with it!  It's "On a String" in lime by Valentina Ramos for Robert Kaufman.  I also put a little patch of Michael Miller's Painter's Canvas in orange to mix it up a bit.


Here's a beauty shot of it.

All in all, this is probably my most favorite quilt that I've made, and I'm so happy that I get to keep it!  I snuggle under it every night while I'm watching TV.

It makes me happy.


  1. Gorgeous! And brilliant quilting, too. How much thread did that take?!

    The binding is great. I have a theory that warm greens (lime, chartreuse, moss) and plum/eggplant purples are excellent colorful "neutrals." Like the side panels on your blog!

  2. It's beautiful, Kelly! The colors work well together. And the back with the little patchwork section is a perfect complement. Congrats on the finish!

  3. Bea-U-ti-ful! And that patch of scraps in the back...awesome.

  4. Love love love your quilt and so glad you get to keep it!! Happy snuggling

  5. It looks so cheerful and snuggly! I love the happy accident of pieced pack and that little piece in the binding is precious! Have fun cuddling under it. I know I'm enjoying watching TV under mine!