My rendition of “Scrappy Trips Around the World,” designed by Bonnie Hunter is finished: quilted, bound, and labeled. It is a gift for Sarah, younger sister of Keona and Kalea whose quilts you’ve read about recently on this blog.
I have been saving 2 1/2″ strips for several years for just such a project. Some were leftover Jelly Roll strips, some were trimmed from quilt backs after quilting, some were scraps from yardage. Additionally, I asked Sarah to choose about 20 fabrics from my stash that she especially liked. I purchased a splashy floral print for the backing and quilted an all-over “Dwirling” with spirals design with variegated thread. Lime green, which coordinates with both the back and the front, finishes off the edges.
You can find instructions for the quilt here on Bonnie’s blog, quiltville.blogspot.com. The various fabrics and colors form interesting patterns and sometimes unexpected intersections as they march diagonally across the quilt. Thanks, Alicia, for helping to arrange the blocks so pleasingly! I really enjoyed making this quilt, and I would definitely make another. But first I have to save up more 2 1/2″ strips since most of the fun, bright fabrics were used in this project.