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...
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!