Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Scrappy Trip Quilted

Quilting this little Scrappy Trip was very easy once I had batting. Diagonal quilting with grey thread in the center, stippling with white thread in the lightest areas around the diamonds and spirals on the outer border in dark green thread. I posted a tutorial for the diamond border here. Although the quilt still needs blocking you can see how this method of calculating the length for the borders keeps the quilt nicely squared. Any waviness from bias edges in the middle border is easily quilted out.

Scrappy Trip baby quilt with diamond border. Green and pink
Scrappy Trip Around the World quilted

View of all four corners.

Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt view of all four corners

The loop in the upper right-hand corner was suggested by +Joanne Goranson a few months ago. A child's finger can fit in it so they can cuddle or drag their quilt around. Next time I'll sew the loop ends farther apart.

Quilting details on back of Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt
Loop detail
The back is the last of these light green prints. The plaid is an older Riley Blake fabric. The diamond scraps made a fun central stripe.

Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt back uses leftover strips

Fret not; enjoy the day.


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