sew and tell: a finished trip

scrappy trip
I recently finished up my scrappy trip along. I really couldn't be happier with it. As I've said before, it goes together so quickly. I was hoping it would really make a visible dent in my scrap pile, but for some reason, my scrap pile seems to have a slow metabolism and just keeps gaining weight no matter how much I work it.

scrappy trip
I ended up binding it with a solid pink that complimented the pink flowers in the backing print (that I got for 50% off - score!). I wasn't quite sure as I was sewing it on - I was thinking that maybe I should have pulled the darker plum color instead - but in the end I'm glad I went with the lighter color as I think it works really well with the front and pops the edges a bit more than something darker would have.

I know I'll be making another one of these sometime as it really does come together easily and I love that it uses scraps! It's residing on my couch now and is just the perfect size for snuggling under. I ended up using a thin cotton batting as the weather has definitely turned warm here (almost 80s! yikes!). But with a little air conditioning, I still think it would work.

scrappy trip
I tried to turn it over to show off a bit of the quilting pattern - diagonals and straight line quilting, but Fleury had had enough of all this picture taking - didn't I know outside was for playing ball? As you can see, he reminded me of my oversight...

scrappy trip

scrappy trip
"Seriously, still? How many pictures do you need, woman?"

scrappy trip
"I'm so over this..."

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love the colors. I finished one in January and its my favourite thing ever. I totally need to make another.

    My dog would do the same thing, btw. As soon as something comfy is on the floor, she's on it dropping all of her black furs everywhere. :)

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