The Weekender Quilt

This week I am finally getting the chance to share with you a quilt I finished last month.  This quilt started as a small bundle of fat quarters that were donated to the Portland Modern Quilt Guild Charity program…. I added some fabric from my stash, a couple of solids and made this beauty…

finished Trip Around quilt

The fabric line that kicked this all off was Weekends by Erin McMorris, an old line from 2012.  I had some of the line, as well as some of Erin’s Wildwood line in my stash so I was able to get enough fabric to make a decent sized quilt.

weekender quilt detail 2

I love the colour palette of this quilt, olive green, apricot, soft purple, dusty pink and cream.  It is a gentle but vibrant colour scheme.

fabric detail

And in amongst the florals of the fabric are a smattering of these darling bicycle…

quilt detail

You probably recognize the pattern I used, it is one of my favorite go to patterns, the Trip Around quilt.  I have made a few Trip Around quilts now and love how easy it is to make and how every quilt is so different…

quilt meta pattern

This quilt top finished up big, particularly for me, and there was no way I was going to be able to quilt it on my home machine…my busted back just will not let me.  So my local quilt store, Modern Domestic, kindly allowed me to throw the quilt up on the Bernina long arm.

long arm 2

It was so much fun to quilt loopy flowers into this quilt using the Q24 longarm.  I am slowly getting more confident with free motion….very slowly….and love the adjustable handles on this baby…. it makes it so easy to find a comfortable position to work the machine in.

quilting detail 2

As a label for the quilt I got creative, inspired by one of our Guild long armers, Dawn… and quilted PMQG into the bottom of the quilt.

quilt label

The finishing touches were a scrappy solid binding of beige… not a colour I use often in binding but it worked wonderfully.

quilt backing

This quilt is destined for NW Impact’s program that looks after Seniors at risk… it is fun to be charity quilting this quarter for an older set, as it has forced me out of my usual bright novelty kids centered world.

Quilt Details

Name:  The Weekender
Pattern:  Scrappy Trip Around The World
Fabric:  Weekends and Wildwood by Erin McMorris and select Kona solids
Finished Size:  60 x 72 inches

17 thoughts on “The Weekender Quilt

  1. Wonderful colour play and I love the pattern. It took some wonky attends but meanwhile I love Bonnie Hunter’s pattern (just having my first round of “scrappytriparoundbee” on flickr).

  2. A huge field of flowers! It’s gorgeous, and I love the ‘secret bling’ backing. I so love your colour aesthetic, and I find it makes your work instantly recognisable – I was scrolling through some Pinterest images last night and immediately spotted one of your blocks!

  3. I LOVE this quilt! I am an almost-beginner, i.e., I have done some very simple baby quilts and a log cabin–and this (Thank you!) is not intimidating to me! Maybe, just maybe, I can get myself started on on like this. Wish me luck….

  4. I’m a bit late in leaving a reply so I’m not sure whether you will see this (add in that you’re not well and maybe not focusing on blogging stuff). Just wanted to add that I love the colours in this quilt and was wondering how many diffferent fabrics were used. I too like adding those little bikes to my projects. Take care. Will miss your blogs. Well wishes from Australia.

      • Thanks for the reply. Wasn’t expecting one and was pleasantly surprized. The fact that you do reply is one of the reasons I like reading your blog. I was thinking of trying a trip around the world quilt with a bunch of fat quarters all from the same fabric line in two colourways (there’s 16 in total) and have pulled out solids to coordinate and now have a total of 16 patterns and 14 solids/tone on tones. Too many?

      • Belinda my approach is always the more the merrier. As you start putting the strips together you may find some fabrics work better than others. You may not use all of the fat quarter but it is great with this pattern to have options.

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