Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scrappy Trips Quilting

 Fall is in the air here in western Colorado! The leaves are starting to change and the mornings are brisk--it was 35 degrees the other morning when I left for work too cold for the convertible, but 82 degrees when I left work at 3:30pm. I pinned my Scrappy Trips yesterday and quilted it up the rest of the weekend. It is big--not too big to quilt with my Pfaff's 10 inch throat, but pretty much too big for me to pin--72 inches square. I may need to get another pinning table!
 I quilted it on the diagonals with my big wavy stitch--it looks organic and adds some curves in the sea of squares.
 This project tickles me because I bought nothing specifically for it--the pattern was a freebie from Bonnie Hunter, all of the fabrics were from my stash including the backing, and I finished off my roll of Warm and White batting (I already have another one still in the box).
 At first, I thought I would use a black and white stripe for the binding, but I don't want anyone to limit this quilt as a Halloween project with the orange and white backing. I opted for a dark gray also from my stash instead.
I am not sure if I will keep this one or pass it on, but I did embroider a label for it. I will Slow Sunday Stitch the binding tonight https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2018/09/slow-sunday-stitching_23.html and tomorrow night while watching football. I sure hope that Fitzpatrick aka Fitzmagic leads Tampa Bay to their third victory!
I usually grocery shop on Sunday mornings at 8am because everyone is either at church or sleeping in. I hit Walmart and City Market (Kroger). I always make my rounds to the clearance section, but from some reason today I looped through the kitchen goodies at the Wall too. They had these 16-quart Pressure Canners for $15 instead of $65. My mom and I bought one years ago that we share, but it stays at her house, so now I have one to stay at my house if I want to can anything! They also had dozen packs of canning jars for $5, but I already have plenty in the garage, so I skipped them. I can't pass up a good, practical bargain!

Have a great week!

15 comments:

  1. That quilting stitch looks great turned on the diagonal like that and the lines criss-crossing the quilt! Pretty colors in that quilt, too! I really like the scrappiness of a Scrappy Trips quilt.

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  2. So much lovely colour and pattern in this scrappy pretty. Fabulous job with the quilting.

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  3. Great quilt, and the quilting you did is fun and has movement. What a fabulous buy on the canner!!

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  4. I've made one trip quilt and I'm itching to make another. I also have a Pfaff. Which stitch did you use? I usually just manually wave because it's so easy. Maybe I'll branch out and actually use one of those stitches my machine offers (besides zigzag).

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  5. What a great pattern for scraps. I need to find it. Your quilting is great, and you did it on your sewing machine, amazing.

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  6. Your Scrappy quilt is wonderful and the quilting design perfect. The wavy diagonal design really works.

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  7. Tanya your Scrappy Trips is great! Congrats on your super buy! Wow! Pressurized canning! I have only done the water bath method!

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  8. Great job on the quilting for the Scrappy Trips quilt... the curves create a nice effect! Nothing better than binding a quilt while watching football!

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  9. Beautiful quilting, great pattern! Lovely quilt!

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  10. What a fun quilting design for this quilt! And the quilt isn't to shabby either! Isn't if fun when we find a killer deal?!

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  11. I love the wavy stitch you used to quilt your scrappy trip. It's such a fun quilt to make isn't it? And yours turned out great!

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  12. Cute quilt!! Great quilting stitch to use. I never think of that one. I used to use my pressure cooker a lot until I bought a glass top stove which doesn't recommend the use of it. It's time to get a new stove.

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  14. Your scrappy trips quilt is gorgeous... I adore it!

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