Thursday, June 20, 2013

Scrappy Trip

The wonderful ladies I sew with each month wanted to learn how to make a scrappy trip so on our sew day in May we got together and sewed up some blocks from our scraps.

As I do with many of my scrap quilts, we pulled our colors from the fabric that was going to be the backing.  We all have large cuts of fabric that we found on sale or which didn't make the cut in a previous quilt.  I have realized that starting a quilt from the back is a win-win.  It makes room in the cupboard for more new fabric and you don't have the big expense of buying a back. 


With this fabric, I admit I was a little worried how these blocks would turn out.



But as the blocks were sewn and placed on the design wall, the quilt started taking shape. Everyone was so pleased with how it was coming together.



 This quilt is going to be donated to a local women's shelter and hopefully bring comfort to someone starting a new life free of violence.  I feel so blessed to have such great friends with such big hearts that they are willing to make and donate all these great quilts.


20 comments:

Marla said...

beautiful quilt, noble cause. Nice one :)

Anonymous said...


Cyndy

It is beautiful and clever! You have a pretty big heart yourself.
Carol O

Aunt Marti said...

Cynthia, what a clever way to select colors for a TATW! I would never have thought of that, and the quilt looks lovely.

Celia Ambrose said...

This is just lovely! What a great idea to pick colors from the backing. I will try this next time.

Janine said...

Fab finish and a very clever idea to start with the backing fabric :)

Liz said...

I think scrappy trips are my favourite block. Soooo much fun and they magically make fugly fabric look awesome (not that you fabric is fugly!). I hope your ladies enjoyed themselves!

joanne said...

It looks wonderful!
I'm always scrabbling around for a matching backing at the last minute!! Such a clever way to do it!

Irene said...

I love the way you chose your colors and it certainly worked here. Beautiful!

Irene said...

I really like the idea of starting with the backing. I also have many large pieces for backs hat have never been used. Your colors on the actual quilt top are beautiful and just my style.

Anita said...

A really beautiful Scrappy Trip, I love the colors!
You inspire me to make one of my own.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Really pretty! Starting from the backing worked great! I love the color combinations. Excited to some day get enough quilting done (newbie here) to have scraps!

Karen H said...

Very pretty quilt! Scrappy trips are one of my favorites.

Alycia said...

The colors are great. I like that you pull the top colors from the backing. Great idea.

M-R Charbonneau said...

A wonderful cause! A lucky recipient will get to start a new life with a beautiful new quilt. Well done!

Shauna said...

Lovely colours and a lovely cause to donate to. A win-win-win all around!

Leanne Parsons said...

It looks great! It's sure to brighten the recipients days.

thebutterflyquilter said...

I love the way this came out! Beautiful!

Sarah Craig said...

Cynthia, that's beautiful - and I never thought of choosing the front fabrics based on the back colors! What a brilliant idea! Whoop whoop!!

Kelly Young said...

what a beautiful quilt, and a smart idea to begin with the end in mind. I applaud you for working so selflessly to offer comfort to someone in need.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
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Valerie Reynolds said...

This and project quilt are both inspiring posts!! THANK you for sharing them under our charity theme! I"m grateful for your support and sharing. V

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