Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chicopee et. al. Scrappy Trip Quilt Top

I always have these crazy ideas to make last-minute quilts. I like the excitement of getting caught up in a new project, but then I somehow manage to stress myself out because of the tight deadlines I put on myself.

I have a goal to make a quilt for everyone in my family. With five siblings and 17 grandchildren on my side alone, that makes for a lot of quilts. Two of my nephews are rooming together at college next week and I thought I'd better hurry and make quilts for both of them. One of the boys said he likes dark colors, something that I don't have a lot of in my stash. But, I did have a FQ bundle of Chicopee in the blue colorway and I thought that'd be a good starting point. I've been wanting to make a #scrappytrip quilt since the quilt-along craze popped up on Instagram, but since I was pushing myself to finish my WIP list, I put it off. But, then I thought a quilt for my nephew would be a good time to use the design.

As I said, the Chicopee FQ bundle was just a starting point. The scrappy trip pattern requires a lot of fabric. I initially wanted to make a quilt that was 7 x 9 blocks, but after calculating the needed yardage, it was going to be something crazy like 9 yards. So, I scaled back to a 5 x 7 layout, but I didn't like that, so I made a random block and changed the layout to 6 x 6. It used nearly six yards of fabric. Since the Chicopee bundle wasn't six yards-worth of fabric, I looked in my stash and started pulling some coordinating prints, including some Modern Meadow, Neptune, Architextures, Nicey Jane, Going Coastal, Roughing It, and a few others that I can't name off the top of my head.

Chicopee Scrappytrip Quilt Top

I really love how the quilt top turned out. I definitely plan to make another one to keep.

I basted the quilt Monday night (using a navy blue flat sheet for the backing), quilted it last night, and hope to bind it tonight so I can gift it on Thursday before my nephew heads up to school.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

QuiltNut Creations said...

Love your scrappy trip! The colours are fabulous.

jan said...

I love your Scrappy Trip - I am wanting to make another one too. Visiting from Freshly Pieced. And I am a new follower.
xo jan

Celtic Thistle said...

Wonderful quilt, I am sure your nephew will love it. You might just get some requests too :)

prsd4tim2 said...

Wow! It is gorgeous! I have a Scrappy Trip in the planning stages. Seeing yours makes me want to push it up the list.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

What a great quilt! Love your fabrics!

wombatquilts.com said...

Absolutely fabulous. Your fabric choice is genius and the end result is beautiful.

~Kelie~ said...

This is the perfect quilt for a guy! I have a few guys in my life that I know would LOVE this quilt! I love the colors! Good job!

Heather said...

Ah! You made me tired just reading that. However, the quilt turned out AMAZING. I love combining fabric lines and messing with colors and layouts, you did an awesome job :)

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Beautiful! Your color palette is fabulous!!!

marcella said...

So wonderful! What a lucky nephew. Man, these scrappy trip quilts are tough to resist - each one is more tempting than the last.

traceyjay said...

love this Brooke!!! such a pretty palette, one of my favorites of this design!

Ann Brooks said...

Beautiful color combination.

Renee said...

This is the first scrappy trip around the world that has inspired me enough to want to join in! Your fabrics and colors and layout are awesome--your nephew will love it for sure!

Jackie T said...

What a great job you did!! Love your colorway!! I am also finishing up one right now for my brother who gets marrried in 8 weeks. It is greys, blacks, pinks and aquas. Their favorite colors!

I will be following you now!! Nice blog!!

thepalmierifamily said...

That turned out great!

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