Monday, May 21, 2012

Late to the party!!

The Blogger's Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy started Friday and I'm just a little late to the party.  I really wanted to show you my finished "Scrappy String," but I just didn't have time to get it finished. Instead, I'm going to show you a Trip Around the World quilt that I finished this year. I love this quilt and I love how well the fabrics blended when it was finished. The not knowing what it will look like when finished is really the fun part of this quilt.



I used 2 1/2 strips and 24 different fabrics.


These two fabrics were my inspiration...



I started it in January of 2011 and finished it in January of 2012.






As you can see from the variation in the photos, I've had a terrible time getting some good shots of this quilt. I've been trying since I finished it in February...I've been carrying it around in the car looking for good locations and lighting...and I just haven't been able to get any that I really like.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my quilt. If you haven't made a "Trip" yet, I encourage you to try it. It's a great learning quilt for color and combining fabrics and it's just a lot of FUN!!

Take care,

23 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It's gorgeous Terri. I love how you use the beautiful floral fabrics in your quilts. Great entry!

CitricSugar said...

It's stunning! Great use of fabrics! I usually avoid florals but you've got me rethinking them...

Anne said...

Terri, I'm thrilled to have found you and your shop. Love your quilt and inspiration taken from the seashell fabric. Great color scheme! I absolutely love Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs fabrics which make up a huge part of my stash. Check out my quilt entry which is also my very first pattern and features mostly Kaffe fabrics.

floribunda said...

it's beautiful, Terri -- I never would have thought to put all those fabrics together! Did you strip piece and then cut? I've made "trip" quilts before using Bonnie Hunter's scrappy instructions, but haven't ever tried to make something that coordinated well...

carol fun said...

oh my! this is gorgeous! I love those Kaffe Fasset fabrics. You did a wonderful job picking other fabrics to go with them. Beautiful!

Kate Brown said...

I love the colors and it turned out beautiful. I can imagine all the work that went into this quilt!

SuziesImaginarium said...

This is so beautiful! I love, love, love the way the fabrics play off each other....very beautiful!

Geta Grama said...

I love watercolor look of the quilt. These busy fabrics are perfect for this pattern. Beautiful quilt.

Nadine said...

Gorgeous, as always. I love your fabric choices, they make me want to get all my Kaffe Fassett, Phillip Jacobs fabric out again. well done, this is a lovely quilt.

Rafael's Mum said...

Yay! You did it! late but not least (to make up a new saying :-) It's beautiful and I am so glad you got it done in time.

Heidi said...

Wonderful how the fabrics blend. I love the colour scheme, too.

Seams Sew Together said...

Beautiful!

Quilt+Bitch said...

This looks like a "Boston Common" pattern. Beautiful, and your choices of fabrics makes it work. It looks so busy up close, but it all works!

Queenie Believe said...

This quilt is breath taking... soooo beautiful. Truly a labor of love.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

April said...

I really want to try 'A Trip Around the World' one day! So pretty. April@Little Mama hen

Sew Lovins said...

It is so gorgeous. I love it.

KrisR said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love all those fabrics.....yum!

marth225 said...

I love the colors - it's beautiful

Lily said...

wow - in some of the photos it looks like the edges of the fabric are sticking up - I think it's an optical illusion! This is beautiful - thanks for showing!

Sally said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to finish your strippy quilt but I'm just as glad to see this one. It's awesome. I made one a few years ago and vowed NEVER to work with so many and such small squares. Seems to matter how I pressed the seam allowances one row or another never wanted to cooperate. I love yours and thanks for showing the cards of how you organized the strips. Another beauty!

Margaret said...

Great quilt!

margaret

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous trip! All the fabrics blending really make you stop and pick out the details in each row. Congrats on a wonderful quilt!

HollyM said...

I've always wanted to do a Bargello but I think this might be more doable. It is so pretty!