Scrappy Trip Pillow!

03 June 2013

At last month's McKinney MQG meeting I mentioned that I would be making something handmade for a prize at the June meeting.  At that point I had no idea what I would be making but I managed to whip something up.  

I have been watching the Scrappy Trip Along Quilts pop up over the blogging world over the past several months.  I was not able to participate at that time due to being overwhelmed with other projects, but I have been thinking and dreaming about making a scrappy quilt.

So I decided to give the scrappy trip block a try with the hopes of incorporating it in the handmade prize I needed to make.


As I was working on the pillow cover I was not liking how it started out.  There were so many colors that didn't necessarily work well together.  In fact I about chucked the project right in the middle of making it, which is sooooo not like me!  But I plugged away and kept working just praying that it would turn out half way decent at the end.  And I have to say now that it's finished I really really like it!


The blocks were so easy to make, I can see how a quilt made with this method could be put together so quickly!  You can find the block tutorial here, it's by the fabulous Bonnie Hunter.  

So basically, after I finished this pillow, I was in love with the process of making this block.  I have realized that it's been a while since I have worked on a quilt, so I have made it my mission to work on three quilts over my summer break.  As you can easily guess, the scrappy trip quilt will be one of the three!  I will fill you in on the other two soon.

Hopefully whoever wins this pillow cover will love it as much as I have grown to love it!

6 comments:

  1. It's a lovely pillow cover, and yes, those blocks are SUPER addictive (says she who has made two 64-block quilts!). I like how you used different fabrics but kept the colors the same. It's not so scrappy it hurts your eyes!

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  2. it's so gorgeous! I hope I win! Two scrappy trip along quilts finished here too. they are fun!

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  3. It's gorgeous Lori - just AWESOME!

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  4. This is super cute. And Ellyn is so lucky she gets to have it in her house. Lucky Girl! It was great getting to talk with you tonight. -Sara

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this pillow, Lori! So sweet and colorful!

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