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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

This is what it's all about!

I'll skip the domestics, school was open, but there was an after-lunch phone call, poorly child, doctors, anti-biotics; and I'll leave what I still managed to get done, Bee Blessed blocks, PLPS Schoenrock Cross panel, Sizzix quilt labels, Stitch Tease siggy blocks and a resultant mammoth trip to the Post Office, and tell you about those tomorrrow, I am guessing you want to see this...


All washed and crinkly and lovely and mine!

From the minute I spotted the first pics appearing on Twitter/Instagram over New Year and the early days of the #scrappytripalong, I knew I wanted one too.  And seeing that 2013 is my self-proclaimed year of Stash-busting, I jumped in with my most precious hoard of all!  I don't know if that was just New Year optimism, but it bloody well paid off!

Charting my progress on Instagram has been a wonderful experience too; I am mrsflyingblind if you were wondering.  We all know how lovely blog comments feel, but there is something about an instant 'Like' that really boosts confidence and confirms you are on the right track...


So this morning, my glamorous assistant headed out into the snow.  These are the before wash shots...


Then straight into the washer, and tumbled to crinkly perfection...


None of the photos really capture just how awesome I think this quilt looks in real life, sorry, I really really tried.  Just know, I wouldn't change a thing.

For those who like the stats...

#scrappytripalong 
Scrappy Trip Around The World pattern and piecing method from Quiltville
Pre-wash 72"x 72" 36 blocks (Post-wash, probably a little bit smaller)
36 Denyse Schmidt prints, gifted, bought and swapped from the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand
Klona Tan backing from Backstitch
Pieced using Aurifil light grey 2616 50wt
Quilted a walking foot's width on each side of alternate seams, using Aurifil off-white 2021 50wt
The Flickr group is here if you want to check out all the other wonderful interpretations, just in case you weren't sucked in already.

Now I am a bursting to start my Sew Stitchy xplusalong! 

54 comments:

  1. It is such a beauty, worth the busting and the work, gorgeous!

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  2. You're right- its awesome! Congratulations!!

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  3. Ahhhhh! It is fantastic.
    I love love love how you quilted it. That is my favourite quilting on ickle squares.
    Lucky thing... "I want one" said in my best Verruca Salt voice ;0P

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  4. YES I WANT TO SEE THAT! You read my mind. So so so pretty, Hadley!

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  5. So, so, so, so beautiful!!!

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  6. I'm super impressed, what a lot of work and such great use of colours xx

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  7. This is a fantastic quilt. I love the quilting, the backing, everything about it. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

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  8. It's terrific, just as we all knew it would be! Bravo!

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  9. oh wow it looks fantastic,if i hadn't already started a scrappytripalong this one would surely have made me join in.

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  10. My fave, really it is! Sorry about the poorly one, but seems you got your mega to do list done!

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  11. This is another amazing quilt from Hadley (are the kids permanently locking in the cupboard?) x

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  12. Really beautiful Hadley! I am going to start mine soon so am interested in how you quilted this.

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  13. I want it. i truely truely do. stunning. you should be proud. well done. if ever you do a give away and that's the prize....It would really suit my bedroom...xxx

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  14. Awesome. Just love it. So very glad you do too!!!!

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  15. A really beautiful quilt! And a biggun' too! Jxo

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  16. This is one very special, fabulous quilt!!

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  17. It's a beaut, man! Question. How does it fit after washing on your bed? Coz I have a string quilt I am desperate to finish and really hope I can get away with a 6x6 layout!

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  18. Well worth the effort I'd say! You are making me think I need one in my life too!

    X+ - how exciting!

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  19. So if pictures can't capture how awesome you think this looks IRL, what about words? Like George Clooney covered in chocolate and rolled in diamonds?

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! You did a fabulous job! I can't wait to finish mine.

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  21. It's amazing!! I don't think I've seen you on IG so I'm looking you up in just a sec!

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  22. You finish so many quilts! Bravo, this one is a beauty!

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  23. holy crap, it's gorgeous! Makes me wish I had limited the palette of mine :-(

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  24. Love the colours on this one - makes me feel very calm!

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  25. It IS awesome, you are right. Well done!

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  26. It's so pretty and very girly and no wonder you love it. So glad you are converted to IG!

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  27. This is beautiful and I love seeing all the progress shots together. Well done!

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  28. Beautiful colors! As much as I love the front I love the back just as much :)

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  29. wonderful quilt, front and back, and the quilting - beautiful! I, too, was sucked in, but only have about 11 blocks made so far. I WILL finish it, though, and soon! thanks for the encouragement :-)

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  30. It is beautiful, and I'm so glad you're keeping it! I've got my strips cut but too busy to stitch together just yet...

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  31. Glorious! All my favourite candy colours.

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  32. This turned out SO nice!! good going!

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  33. Lovely! Everything about it is wonderful.

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  34. It's fantastic!! Well done on a fabulous finish!!!

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  35. I think your's is one of the prettiest scrappy trips I have seen. Love it.

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  36. Wow,the fact that I am comment number 47 just goes to show how much everyone likes it. It is absolutely stunning! Hope the poorly child is on the mend

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  37. That's even more gorgeous now it's finished! That backing is lovely :-)

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  38. Oh! I love it! Can't wait to quilt mine!!

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  39. What a fab finish!! I'm smitten with the orange in there. Ooooo, a Sew Stitchy x+ quilt. Great plan!

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  40. Looks even more fantastic.... if that was possible...

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  41. Jealous! Me being a late starter in most areas of life have only just started mine today. Hoping for a quick finish though!

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  42. Wow. That is just perfect!

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