Tuesday, 22 January 2013

La Piñata (scrappy trip along)

Phew!  After some concentrated sewing effort (aided by a long weekend), I finished my scrappy trip along quilt top.  My particular version has finished at 64" square - a nice throw size, and easy to handle for quilting.

scrappy trip around the world

Ok, so it's not exactly scrappy, I tweaked the tutorial everyone is using (this one from Quiltville - except that I made my blocks 8 by 8, by using 20" by 2.5" strips cut from yardage), and we have a bit of a love/hate relationship, but at this stage I am HAPPY that the top is done!

scrappy trip around the world

The bright colours and the design made me think of a piñata - so La Piñata she is.  To be fair, given that this quilt contains 1,024 2" finished squares, it was pretty painless.

scrappy trip along with white centres

I never thought I would use metallic looking fabric in a quilt, but after I spied the Mirror Ball Dots from Michael Miller here, I had to have them.  I was a little nervous about ironing this fabric, but after I did a small test piece, I ironed in my usual way (hot and lots of steam) with no ill effect.  So, if you like the look but were holding off because of worries about how the fabric would behave - go for it!

michael miller mirror ball dots

Is it wrong that I kind of like the back more than the front?

scrappy trip along bright colours

I have some great fabric for the back - it is nearly as bright and crazy as the front, so I will try and baste this quilt one night after work this week.  It would be good to have it ready to quilt when the urge strikes.

How is your scrappy trip along quilt going (almost everyone in the quilt blogging world seems to have drunk this particular kool-aid)?

13 comments:

Deb said...

Wow, I love your one. So far I have avoided being sucked into this one....

dutchcomfort said...

Love your happy strip quilt!

Anna said...

It is gorgeous! I have 9 blocks done so far... on my list for this week to finish!

Marika said...

It is absolutely gorgeous ! I LOVE how bright it is !!

I didn't drink the kool-aid... for now. But I might be this summer, once the semester is done and I have too much free time and don't know what to do with myself.
Have you seen the x and + quilt along that's going on too ? I want to make so many quilts !

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love it! I want some metallic fabric too!

Ann Michelle said...

It is gorgeous! I'm off in the corner of my house refusing to get sucked in to this.... I have too many projects that need completion before starting anything new. :)

Anne said...

You have so much energy to make all these tops! I made a scrappy trip top a year ago, and it's still not basted and quilted. Your quilt looks beautiful, I imagine it must be even brighter in real life! And you're absolutely right about the back, it looks even better than the front :-)

Jillian said...

This is just lovely. The colors are great. I like the white pieces . . . they make the other colors pop.

randi--i have to say said...

So so pretty!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Love your version...beautiful!
Amanda

kiwimacaron said...

this is beautiful, and so vibrant! out of interest, how many different fabrics did you use and what yardage of each?

Adrianne said...

Hi there - thanks for your lovely comment! I would normally reply by email, but you are a no-reply blogger, so I can't. Let me know if you would like to know how to change that.

I used about 16 different prints, plus the white solid. I used 10" cut of each print and 20" cut of the white (I actually cut a bit extra of the white fabric to make sure I had enough). My quilt finished about 64" square - it's pretty easy to figure out how much extra fabric you'll need if you want to make a bigger one.

trish said...

Oh my goodness! I love your quilt!! Sincerely, Trish