03 January 2013

stash buster


Sometimes we all get smitten with a lovely quilt pattern, and it starts popping up on lots of blogs. The so called scrappy trips around the world pattern have been on my to do list for quite some time. I made my first (this is so fun you would want to make more than one) last spring, and now I would like to  share the finished quilt with you.

The pattern is easy and fun and free for all over at Bonnie. Thank you Bonnie for providing so many great classic patterns! Quiltville is a true treasure throve and a great place to find inspiration.

For my first take on this pattern I set two rules:
  • a limited color palette: yellow / orange / pink / purple and turquoise
  • using the darker strip of each block as a diagonal


I did some stash busting on this one. You will need 2.5" strips of about 17" length. FQ will work nicely. Putting the colors together for each block was great fun. And so was seeing how fast it grows on the design wall...







My scrappy trips around the world finished at 60" by 72", long-arm quilted on hobbs thermore polyester batting. It is to be gifted later this spring to somebody special.



It is a fun quilt to make and can be a great stash buster. I would like a halloween one, a christmas one, maybe use those pretty Tula Pink FQs in one, or my precious japanese fabric or maybe dive into my favorite Denyse Schmidt...

sometimes it is hard to stop at just one. You just have to believe me   ; )

We are having a mild and wet start of 2013. The first day of the year was spent visiting the doctor as I am completely knocked out by the flu. Hopefully that will pass quickly, and I can dust off my sewing machine. Not sewing is not good for my soul. 

Wish you all a great thursday!





34 comments:

Charlotte said...

so lovely - I have been very tempted by all of these quilts popping up everywhere. Shame I have so many other things to finish first!

Janet said...

What an awesome looking quilt. It,s still on my list, I made the other scrappy trip around the world and that was loads of fun too.

Sigrun said...

Kjempefint, og flotte farger!

Lynne said...

Wow! It looks great and I'm very tempted but it doesn't fit in with my 2013 plans or goals. :-(

Neicee said...

Its just gorgeous.. I love the colors you chose

Oops-Lah said...

I too love the colours and the whole quilt. One day I will jump on the bandwagon as well, just not quite yet. Too many other projects to finish. Happy New Year!

Selvage Quilter said...

This is beautiful! I especially love the block with the white chairs on the black background. I may have to make one of these, it's calling me already!

pinsandneedles said...

Just so pretty! Love the colors!

jojo said...

Beautiful and inspiring!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! I love your new quilt! I wasn't so fond of this pattern but now I see that it was about the colours. Yours are beautiful and there is not too much contrast. When I do this because I haven't still made the granny quilt or plusses?! All they are with my favourite small patches.
Happy New Year! x Teje

Nifty Quilts said...

It's wonderful!! Your use of color and placement is always stunning. This pattern has bitten me too. I haven't started it yet. Maybe tomorrow. I hope you feel much better soon!

Bobbi said...

Love your pretty quilt! I have 11 blocks finished... 30 seems like days away! :)

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Din quilt er superfin!! Sikkert lurt å begrense fargene litt. Jeg laget 2 blokker igår, veldig i vilden sky. Jeg så helt klart at jeg må begrense meg. Men det var en smart måte å lage blokka på!! Ifjor var det trekanter, iår blir det kanskje firkanter??:-) AnneK:-)

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Happy New Year, Marit! Your quilt is just gorgeous! I too fell in love with that pattern on Bonnie's site. Hope you feel better soon!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I just love your quilt. It was fun to look at the pictures. I think I could nearly duplicate it, we have so many of the same fabrics! I did a non-scrap-busting version with a Kona jelly roll and I'm happy with it--only nine blocks, but now I definitely want to do the scrappy version. Happy New Year!

quilthexle said...

Thanks for another great idea to get rid of some of those scraps ! Will give this one a try ;-))

Diane said...

Your trip quilt is beautiful!

I love the idea of a Christmas one! I was thinking that as I packed all the Christmas fabric away yesterday. I was also thinking of busting into my collected (hoarded) 1974 or Jump Rope for this...

Franziska said...

I've seen this pattern a lot lately. But I don't want to do one, too. I like your quilt. It's cheery. Happy new year!

Katy said...

I love your version - but that's no surprise, I love everything you make!

Mary said...

Oh Marit! It is wonderful!

evamarie said...

I looove it, i just started one too!

Carla said...

Oh, Marit...it is just gorgeous. I'm beginning my first one, having caught the 'bug', using only Madrona Road and solids for the MQG challenge....don't tell!
I'm looking forward to starting the next scrappy one!








Barb said...

wow - great quilt love your fabric choices!

amandajean said...

I love it, Marit!! (as usual!) I wondered if I should keep the darkest color on the diagonal. It looks wonderful! It makes it nice and orderly. I think you are right....this is a quilt that needs to be made more than once! I can see doing it again and again. (same with the steps to the alter. Have you made one of those yet???)

sewtakeahike said...

it's so lovely, Marit!

Jennifer said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I just started making my own and I went with a dark diagonal color in the middle. I was questioning it but seeing your finished quilt makes me feel good about my color choices.

Happy New year!

Jennifer :)

Tonya Ricucci said...

gorgeous. love the color and fabric choices. woohoo bright and happy!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

LOVE it!! It really is stunning. The colors are amazing. : )

katyquilts said...

Beautiful! I have 2.5 inch strips cut.....hmmm....

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful, what an awesome stash buster and you are so quick! xo

2ne said...

A colourful quilt :-)

Sharon said...

Marit, your scrappy trip is just beautiful! I really like your fabric choices - so happy! And I like that you limited your colors. Mine have all been super-scrappy. This pattern can look so different with different colors. I too like the darkest fabric as the diagonal. It makes the pattern easier to see, I think.

Yes, I've made at least 3 of this pattern, and I still don't have it out of my system. Oh, I like the idea of doing it with Christmas fabrics!

I hope you are feeling better by now. I've had a virus since Christmas and it's still not quite done with me. ugh.

InGa said...

Beautiful Trip around the World. I have been planning one myself, and are washing the fabric at moment.
Have a nice weekend.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Your quilt is awesome Marit!!

Seeing all these Scrappy Trips on blogland reminded me I too have one. It's still hanging in the closet waiting for me to quilt it!!

I like your background fabric too!!

Hope you are better now!!