Chicopee scrappy trips is all done. Actually, it's been all done for a week or two, but as soon as it was finished I started using it so didn't get any pictures. I like it when I love a quilt so much I have to take it to bed right away. Snoop likes it too, it's so cozy and warm which is important when you're a tiny chihuahua (and you can see Noodle likes it - but he's a cat and cats like all quilts)
Chris quilted it for me in a loopy figure 8 pattern using a bright lime green thread, which is a perfect choice (she chose it, she's much better at picking thread than me).You can see her pictures on her blog too.
It's backed with corduroy, which I'm so pleased with. I'll definitely use it again (and again). For a winter quilt, or something that is going to get a lot of use, the corduroy adds just enough bulk. There's still a cotton batting in the sandwich too, I wasn't brave enough to just go for 2 layers (although that would be lovely as a lighter, more summery blanket).
The quilt has now been washed, and crinkled up just right, so I thought it was probably time to take some pictures, but the weather is terrible and it's all grey and wet outside so these will have to do for now. *sigh*.
I still can't get over how much I love this pattern. The layout for this version is different to the original I made, but after making 2 quilts with that layout I wanted to try something different and there were so many really great layouts popping up in the scrappy trip along flickr group.
I even made a big pillow with the leftover strips and squares.
Honestly I don't think I'm done with this pattern, it's so fast and uses up a fair amount of fabric with very little waste. And it's free - so that makes it even better.
I just had a look at my set on flickr, I've now made 4 versions of this quilt. 4. And I have a 5th smaller baby quilt waiting to be sewn together. I don't think I've ever made that many versions of any quilt, except Scrap Vomit. In fact I know I haven't. Not sure if I should admit it, but I think I'm going to make yet another. I just bought a lot (I filled 2 flat rate envelopes) of Anna Maria Horner voile from Sew Mama Sew's $6 sale (keep checking the store if you're looking for really cheap voile, apparently they'll be getting more in next week or so). I don't even care if I get caught for customs charges - at $6/yard I'm happy to get that ridiculous charge (even the £8 handling charge) and still be grabbing an absolute bargain. In fact, when it comes back in stock I might get more.
And her's proof I might be going bonkers - I'm also tempted to make a sister for this quilt using Denyse's new line, Shelburne falls. Brenda has FQ bundles in stock in Lilac, Maple and Willow, and if you use BUNDLE25 on checkout you get 25% off (that's on all bundles, not just Shelburne Falls bundles). I wonder if there'll be any substrates for Shelburne Falls, another corduroy or a voile or something. I think I'll have to have a look into that.
Chicopee trips. Free pattern from quiltville. Finished size - 60 x 72".
quilted by Long Arm Chris
fabrics - full line of chicopee from Denyse Schmidt plus one random black and white floral repro from stash, backed with chicopee corduroy
Started January 14th 2013, finished February 26th 2013.
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