Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Finished Trip

Happiness is a quilt finish on a Wednesday morning. 
:)


Following in the madness that was the #scrappytripalong I made this quilt for my 6 year old daughter.  She has grown out of her baby quilt so this will be her big kid quilt.

With the fabrics that I originally pulled I needed to add a bunch more from my stash to add depth and contrast.  The purple was an after thought, but I love it!  Totally makes the quilt in my opinion, especially the darker pieces. 


Can you see the dragonfly in the quilting? 
My quilter, Lynn, did a beautiful job. She also quilted my daughter's name and a bunch of flowers into the quilt.  You can imagine that my 6 year old loves all of it!


For the back I was trying to use up some stash.  I had two princess prints from Alexander Henry's Once Upon a Time line that my daughter was in love with.  I paired them with an orange polka dot from JoAnn's and a piece by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit.  I'm sure I got the Free Spirit piece on a clearance at my LQS.  I've had it for a long while.


I just kind of color-blocked them together.


The binding is also a JoAnn's piece I had in my stash.  Again, it was not part of the original plan, but came about after the quilt was done.  I like that it highlights some of the fabrics in the quilt rather than blending in.

 It feels good to have a quilty finish!  It's been awhile for me...
I love this quilt, my daughter loves this quilt.  Win-Win!

Happy Wednesday!


Previous posts about this quilt can be found here, here, and here.
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday
Quilt measures 60" square
Scrappy Trip Block tutorial


10 comments:

Jessica Christensen said... Reply To This Comment

It is beautiful, and I agree. The purple makes it. Hm. Maybe I should finish my scrappy trip . . .

Kelly Young said... Reply To This Comment

this quilt is so beautiful, and you're right- that darker purple adds so much depth to the quilt! That pic of the quilt with the petunias is just gorgeous, by the way!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Conni said... Reply To This Comment

very nice, I am sure your daughter will love it for years to come. I agree about the darker purple by the way, the perfect additive.

Renae said... Reply To This Comment

Very pretty.

apple slice said... Reply To This Comment

yours is gorgeous!! i love the coordinated scrappy trips. mine is not . . . but maybe someday i'll make a coordinated one. i really like them!!

ANudge said... Reply To This Comment

Great quilt and good use of what you have on hand - love it!

jan said... Reply To This Comment

Emily I love this little quilt! I am sure your daughter loves everything about it including the dragonfly, flowers and her name being quilted into it. A great finish! I am visiting from Finish it Up Friday -
xo jan sewandsowfarm
I am a new follower via BL.

RobinSue said... Reply To This Comment

A beautiful quilt! Love the color combination. The binding gives it that extra pop!

Anna said... Reply To This Comment

I loooove it! It is so perfect for a little girl :) Perfect colors

wombatquilts.com said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous. Love the colours and LOVE the backing fabric.