So I am slowly working through the backlog of photographs that I have taken but not processed and posted. It is funny because I also have a backlog of quilts that need photographing too… all this means though I have not been posting, I have been creating. So without further ado here is the latest belated share….
This quilt combines two of my favorites – my favorite fabric line (original Cotton & Steel) and my favorite go to pattern “Scrappy Trip Around the World” by Bonnie Hunter. This quilt was made during my 2018/2019 Cotton & Steel phase (you can see some of the other quilts here and here).
For this quilt I used lots of 2/12 inch strips of a variety of different Cotton and Steel fabrics. One of the things I love about these lines and the subsequent Ruby Star lines is that all play so nicely together. It takes the guess work out of scrap quilting because you know it will all work.
And this pattern is definitely a go to for me. I actually have another version of the scrappy trip around in my “too be photographed” pile. The pattern is easy but so effective and it is also fat quarter friendly (you do not need to do WOF). Actually this version saw me cut 2 1/2 inch strips off a pile of my Cotton & Steel fat quarters (I used 2 1/2 x 18 inch strips).
This was the first time with this pattern that I consciously tried to keep the center of the block a light strip. It adds a nice through line to the quilt blocks and this quilt’s layout does not feel as random as some of my previous versions. It is definitely my favorite version so far.
The quilt was expertly quilted by a wonderful PMQG volunteer and backed with some fabulous Elizabeth Hartman wideback. I made the quilt because there was a need for some more teenage appropriate quilts from several of the charities we work with… and it was donated last year to Camp Erin.
We of course finish up with the pinky shot….
Block: 12 inch scrappy trip around the world by Bonnie Hunter
Fabric: Cotton & Steel lines
Size: 60 x 72 inches
11 thoughts on “Working through the backlog….”
I love this pattern also and have made a couple versions. I like the light strip in the middle look and will try it next. Beautiful colors all together!
Quilt looks great. Looks like it was so much fun.
incredibly beautiful, Cath!
I love how there’s clearly some very careful fussy cutting going on despite the overtly scrappy nature of this quilt – the pinkie shot is particularly clear in this respect. And an inspired choice of fabric for the backing 🙂
I agree that the light center to the blocks looks good. Good to have you back blogging.
It is a gorgeous quilt! That pattern has been on my list of quilts to make. It looks fabulous in so many different colorways.
I love everything about this quilt!!! You are one creative lady!!
Fun; nice colors. Really love that orange-and-white star-patterned backing fabric.
So lovely that you are blogging again! I’m really excited to see what you have been making as it inspires me to work on my own donation sewing. Thank you!
I love the scrappy trip around the world quilts but I have not yet managed to try the pattern. But it is on my bucket list 🙂 Your version in C+S is awesome! I am sure it made one teenager very happy. xo
Love it! All the fabrics, and the backing, and my favourite block too! Beautiful!