Thursday, February 7, 2013

1512



  Quilt stats

Name:  1512
Design:  Scrappy Trip Around the World  (Bonnie Hunter)
Size:  72" by 84"
Fabric:  Scraps and stash fabrics
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white


I finished my scrappy trip along!  I finished sewing the binding on during the super bowl to be exact.  I am super pleased with how this turned out.  First of all the method was just so much fun.  Then I was super happy with the riot of colour and the yellow diagonal.  And finally I just LOVE how the quilting turned out.  And I waffled about the quilting.  I hummed and hawed.  I stared at the sandwiched quilt as it lay on the floor from my perch on the exercise bike.  Then I went for it.  On the diagonal, skipping 2 squares then on the diagonal in both directions with my favourite Aurifil 50 wt in white.  I did not mark the diagonals but rather just focused on where I was headed.  It turned out exactly as I wanted it to turn out!  Yay!  

Bound in a purple tone on tone and backed with a variety of prints in green and a splash of orange.  And why is this post titled 1512?  Because there are 1512 little squares in this quilt.  And what happened in the year 1512?  Apparently that was the year that the Geradus Mercator, the famous Flemish cartographer was born which is an appropriate nod to a scrappy trip around the world quilt.  Apparently this was also the year that the Sistine Chapel was displayed to the public for the first time.  Now I am not about to compare my quilt to the Sistine Chapel's public viewing but I am pretty pleased with it!  Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday!  








31 comments:

  1. The quilting is fantastic. You may have given me an idea for my current project....

    It's a gorgeous quilt. 1512 squares. Wow. Aren't you glad that you didn't have to piece each of those together individually????

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  2. The diagonal quilting really sets off the blocks. Well done!

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  3. Ah, how I love a good historical allusion! :-)

    It looks great!! That yellow makes it so sunshiny.

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  4. I knew it would be gorgeous! Good for you for quilting it yourself ; )

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  5. It is such a fun and happy quilt! And your custom tag sewed in on the edge of the binding is wonderful- what a nice little touch and so professional :)

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  6. What a beautiful and cheery quilt! You did a fantastic job on the quilting as well!

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  7. Congratulations on your finish. Such happy colors, this is really a yummy quilt.

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  8. how lovely!!! I am piecing a TAW for my boy at the moment using the rainbow colours (it was requested) and your quilting is a nice inspiration! Thanks!
    Marta (from Rome)

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  9. Very nice quilt! I just finished my first Scrappy Trips and I'm about to start one that's a little more organized in terms of color choices. Really like the yellow as the diagonal and the quilting!

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  10. Lovely!! Must feel so good to have it finished! I'm hoping to make some progress on mine at our quilt retreat tomorrow (so excited!!).

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  11. Fantastic use of colours. Love this!

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  12. Love the fabrics and colors you used!
    So fine!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! The work astounds me every time I see one of these. Amazing job!

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  14. Oh my, you are making it SO hard to resist this quilt! I'm cutting my strips for mine this weekend. Need to destash, and this quilt seems the perfect way to do that!

    It's fabulous. Love it all!

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  15. This is so pretty... I love how you used yellow as it is so eye-catching!

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  16. I love the colors. I like how you used the yellows :-) nice job !!

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  17. Awesome! I am working on my Trip and seeing inspiration like yours keeps me going! Your quilting looks fantastic!

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  18. Beautiful! I am working on my stash to make one of these...hope mine turns out as good! I'll be working with 2,1/2 inch sqs!

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  19. Great finish. I keep resisting to start one of those but maybe someday. I love the yellow in it. So nice a cheery.
    Also love your new featherweight. Sounds like a great deal. I love mine!

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  20. How great! I love the colors :) Very Spring!

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  21. Absolutely love our colors! Congrats on the finish ... You've inspired me to get

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  22. What a beautiful quilt, amazing colors, great job!!!!!! Will you share the pattern? You have truly inspired me:)

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    1. Hi Paula, you show up as a no reply blogger so I cannot reply but this is the link to the tutorial...
      http://quiltville.com/scrappytrips.shtml

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  23. Your quilt turned out wonderful. Great colors and the quilting looks great!

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  24. Beautiful quilt, I'm resisting the trip along but I don't know how long I will last!

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  25. Did I hear you say that this quilt needs a home? ME ME ME! Its a stunner!!

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  26. Your Trip Around the World quilt is amazing. The colors are so vibrant. This is the first pattern quilt I made for my daughter when she was little. Quilting looks great.

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