Saturday, September 12, 2015

Finally Finished

Scrappy Trip Around the World

I started this about 18 months ago when the craze hit the blogging world.  It returned from the long arm quilter last week and the binding went on yesterday.

The 2 1/2"strips are all from the stash. I'd cut myself a scrappy jelly roll and these were some leftovers.

My stash is bordering on vintage or perhaps that's just a way of saying I save (hoard) any scrap that comes my way.

Whatever..... my first memory of a quilt is a scrappy split 4patch. My mother and I lived with Grandma while my father was in the Korean War.  Instead of sleeping for nap time I would trace my fingers along the quilting lines.

  I know nothing more about the quilt or what happened to it. All that remaines are a three year old's memories of colored triangles. Lots and lots of colors.

Just love the unexpected results of "scrappy".

Spring has arrived in a big way. Enjoy


Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on finishing this fun quilt of memories, it looks wonderful, I like the big swirly quilting. My scrappy trip is on my design wall, I decided it needed another row to fit our bed properly and then it's off to a long armer.

Nat Palaskas said...

Beautiful Terry! I hope to make one of this one day!!!

Debra Anger said...

Great job Terri! I love scrappy and memories they go hand in hand. I have also done this quilt it is still a flimsy but I had swapped strips of any quilters cotton with friends and these ladies have had stash for a long time and we made our quilts with the strips and believe me wondered about the fabric and put it in anyways you are right scrappies are surprise quilts.

Vireya said...

It looks great! I love scrappy quilts.

I'm enjoying a beautiful spring day here today.

ria vogelzang said...

I really love scrappy quilts! And this one is so gorgeous!!
Love from the Netherlands, Ria.