I just love Friday Finish days…it’s a little bit a validation that “hey, I really did accomplish something this week”. This week it was a little more of an accomplishment for Kelli as this is Kelli’s quilt.
Do you recognize it as Bonnie Hunter’s Scrappy Trips? You can find the free pattern here. A year ago or so the pattern was hot in blog land only most people were doing theirs in bright colors. Kelli jumped on the band wagon and made one only breaking trend and going with Civil War reproduction fabrics.
It has languished as just a quilt top for some time until I finally pushed Kelli to get some of her quilt tops finished. That means she brings them to my house and I find backs for them and quilt them…I know, she’s spoiled.
If you are thinking of making one similar, note that there is little blue and only a few light prints. Most are reds, browns, rusts, pinks, golds and greens. It’s so pretty in person.
I used an awesome variegated thread that Ila sent to us on the top. It has the exact same colors minus the pink and green.
The backing thread was just brown. For the quilting I used a swirl with baptist fans design. It was fun to do.
Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Did you see the post about our daughter Kalissa and indecision about nursing school?
It is WONDERFUL! Fantastic finish!
love it, makes me want to cut up some fabrics and get to sewing, your both such an inspiration
This quilt is spectacular made in CW prints and your quilting is the icing on the cake!! What a team!!
I love your baptist fan swirl! Is that a panto or do you freehand it? So cute and very appropriate for Kelli’s quilt…a little traditional mixed with a fun twist!
I’ve made a Srappy Trip size 108×120 inches and I’ve been wondering how to quilt it, this has made up my mind up to take it to our local long armer and I can request something similar to yours. Big thanks for the inspiration.
This is just beautiful. I hope Kelli is proud of herself…great job.
This looks great! And I love the quilting!
Wow – you sure fancied it up with good quilting. Lot of times we forget that “humble” quilts can be stunning with stunning quilting! Thanks for great eye candy. I’ve made 8-10 of this pattern, gave all except one, and after seeing yours, I realize mine needs MORE quilting!
Looks fantastic! What a wonderful effort all round! Have a Merry Christmas!
Oh, Jo, what a graceful(!) lady you are. Very wise, too! :0)
Your daughter’s Scrappy Trip Around the World is wonderful!
Have a blessed Christmas! Liz
Love it! Your fabrics are wonderful! Great job!
Great quilting on a great top! Thanks for sharing!
Kelli’s quilt is a triumph! I love the warmth,and the fabric choices!
Too funny! I just started one of these last night LOL! I love the way that Kellie’s turned out :-)
What a nice old fashiony feel to this quilt! Lovely quilting choice too!
I love it!! I love that pattern – all your colors are wonderful!