Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday and Scrappy TAL Quilt Top Finish

It has been so long since I have had WIPs to report on! Here are my WIPs for the week:

1) Scrappy Trip Along
72x60" Lap Quilt, 30 Blocks
I finished sewing the Scrappy Trip Along (using Quiltville Tutorial) quilt top yesterday evening. To be completely honest, there aren't many scraps in this quilt. I did use a ton of fat quarters that have been sitting in my stash forever.

My first four blocks went together very slowly. I was doing them one at a time! Once I understood how the piecing method worked, I started chain piecing. I sewed all the six strip panels together and then four-at-a time I started working on the blocks. Four is about as many as I could work on at a time without mixing everything up! Four was also the perfect number for when I had a spare hour to work on it. Doing 4 to 8 blocks a day, the quilt top came together really quickly.

After spending a long time scrounging around the sales sections of various online websites, I chose Weekend Hopscotch in Lime (Erin McMorris for Free Spirit) for the backing. I liked how it was a tinier, softer version of the quilt top. It was in the $4 section at Fabric.com and luckily there was enough! I've had issues with Fabric.com before(slow shipping, consistently having to cancel parts of my order, etc.), but my last few orders have actually gone through without a hitch. I am quilting it using the 31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting:Orange Peel tutorial at Petit Design Co

2) Fat Quarter Shop Block of the Month
I am mostly caught up with my Fat Quarter Shop Block of the Month blocks. I received Block 8 last week, but I messed up so badly that even the very generous cuts the FQS provides couldn't save me :D. Block 6 (Town Square designed by Kate Spain) & Block 7 (Moonlight Serenade designed by Sandy Gervais) are pictured above.  I am tempted to join the 2013 Block of the Month Club. I love the monthly mail. It is better than a magazine! And " a spectacular row quilt filled with basket blocks, star blocks, house blocks and flower blocks"? *SQUEE* It sounds adorable!

My other Work-In Progresses for the Quarter:
3) Looking Back - All pieces cut. I am picking this project back up in February
4) Swoon - All pieces cut. I am picking this project back up in February
5) Starburst QAL - I need to finish cutting this one! I got a head start on this one too!. This is on the schedule for the day.
6) Flower Girl Quilt - All pieces cut. I am picking this project back up in March.

Linking up with: WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

22 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Your Scrappy Tripalong is awesome! Love your colour choices for your blocks too.

Izzy said... #

Love the scrappy trip along quilt. The backing is beautiful too.

Lucy said... #

i really love the scrappy quilt... so bright and pretty xxxx

Books_Bound said... #

Your trip-a-long is great! Candy-colored. :) It's fun to see everyone's variations, but I personally like that yours is all bright colors without dark browns or blacks dragging it down. Great find on the backing fabric too!

Heather D. said... #

Beautiful quilt! And is that not the most perfect backing fabric???

Anonymous said... #

I love the colours of your Trip Around quilt. There are so many of these quilts on the blogger-sphere but yours really stands out for me. Your candy colours are perfect.

Greta said... #

So I thought I wouldn't like that mystery designer block of the month but these are the second set of blocks I have seen today and they look really cute. Totally missed out on that one. And of course your trip around the world is stunning.

Kelly said... #

Love your Scrappy TATW quilt. When I finally get round to doing one, mine will be made from non-scrap stash as well :)

Katy Cameron said... #

Well hunted on the backing, it's going to look great!

QuiltCandy said... #

I love the colours in your Scrappy TATW quilt, it's gorgeous! I have so many projects on the go right now but I would love to give this one a go soon. Beautiful blocks too :-)

Anonymous said... #

I am obsessed with your scrappy trip-along! Holy cow, I hope to make that one day!

Celtic Thistle said... #

Your quilt looks wonderful Taryn, the backing fabric is just perfect too!

Caryn said... #

I love all your bright, clean fabrics. Your top looks amazing!

Anonymous said... #

Loving your Scrappy Trip quilt, so many of these around at the moment but that's one of my favourites so far.

Jenelle said... #

I love how your scrappy top came together. The value and color placement it perfect. I think the backing is a great choice too and it really does mirror the front in mini. :)

Jenny said... #

Love the colors of your scrappy trip. So bright and happy. Great backing too- Erin McMorris is one of my favorite designers!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said... #

Love your Scrappy Trip Along!

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said... #

Great choice of fabrics in your Trip-along quilt!

Dee said... #

Beautiful! So bright and cheery!

SIMPLESEW said... #

Great choice of fabrics in your Trip-along quilt, love the brilliance in it.. I posted you on my blog, to give you full create for the quilt sheets. Your brillant !

Lindsey said... #

That backing is just perfect!
I can't wait to see it quilted up. I've been considering the same quilting for mine - of course I have a long way to go before I get there. =)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said... #

What a beautiful quilt! Such gorgeous colours! And yes, that backing is just perfect - good find!

I've signed up for 2013 BOM again - the day I found out it was available. I just love the generous amount of fabric they send, and it definitely is fun monthly mail :D

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