Monday, March 18, 2013

Yippee, Scrappy Trippy!

I did it!  I actually finished a flimsy bigger than a baby quilt.  OK, it's a small lap quilt, but still, it's the biggest quilt yet.

I know everyone in the blogosphere is doing this, but if you haven't done one yet, go and play with it.  It's so addictive and fun.
Side view
Photographed on my kitchen floor, indoor lights, but not too far off from the real colors.

So the question is whether or not to put in a border.  I'm inclined not to; I like the integrity of the piece as is.   Now I have to get fabric for the back and for the binding.  I'm leaning toward a bit of aqua, since it figures in the quilt, but not as much as the oranges; I think it would make the quilt pop, but I'm not sure.

Thanks to Bonnie Hunter for coming up with such a neat and efficient way to make this quilt.  If I had had to stitch all those little squares together, I'd be working on this for the rest of my life.

And thanks to Judy Laquidara for hosting all these design wall Mondays; it's so inspiring to see what others are doing.

Now what to make next?  Such decisions.


13 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

Oh so pretty and spring like love it! I haven't started on mine yet, but this one is inspiring

Gari in AL said...

Oh, so much beautiful orange, my favorite color. I really want to make one of these: maybe that should be my next project.

Rhonda said...

Hi Ruth. I've become a "FOLLOWER" of your blog. I love the quilt you've made and agree that a border is not necessary for it. I love the color choices you chose. My granddaughter would really go for those colors. Great job!!!
I'll have to check out the link to Bonnie Hunt and give this design a try.

Podunkpretties said...

Great colors! I want to start this quilt but I've so many others...you know how it goes.

Nann said...

Yummy colors! A narrow inner border of, say, the dark peach with a wider border of one of the lighter colors might be a possibility. Congratulations on your finish!

Henrietta said...

I have been looking at this for years and just never got around to it. I adore your colors and I think yo have given me the kick in the butt I need to do it. Well, schedule it as a future project anyway, got a few UFO's to plough through first.

Here is a direct link to Bonnie Hunters free pattern Scrappy Trips Around the World.

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/scrappy-trips-around-world.html

Chris said...

Very nice. Great colors. Mine is all cute out, but I am trying not to start another project until I finish some :)

Beth in MN said...

Nummy, nummy spring like colors!! Love your scrappy trip.

Missy Shay said...

I would do the aqua! I am only going to put a border on mine if my husband thinks it needs to be bigger because I like the way they look by themselves.

Jill said...

I think it looks beautiful without a border. Aqua binding would set off the blocks so well.

Judy D in AZ said...

So happy and bright. Job well done.

Rhonda said...

This is so pretty, Ruth. I just love your fresh spring colors. This is one that just may need to go on my to-do list!

Kate said...

Beautiful colors! Congrats on getting the flimsy finished!

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