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!