Friday Finish: Scrappy Trips

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 AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Did you see the post about our daughter Kalissa and indecision about nursing school?

16 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Scrappy Trips”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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