Monday, September 8, 2014

Scrappy Trip Around The World [Finish]

If you would have asked me mid-process about this quilt, 
I would have told you it was my "ugly quilt".


Somehow, when I first started this Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt (just over a year ago), I got the "brilliant" idea that I was going to use reds, golds, teals, blacks, whites and gray.  And then after I got going I wondered how I ever got on that kick?!?  Kind of a weird color combo, right?  Regret was starting to seep in but I kept plugging away at my 36 blocks.  And in the end, I like it.  It's kind of funky. And happy.


I quilted it myself using this tutorial from the blog Oh, Fransson!  
There was no marking involved so it's not perfect.  But overall I think it works. 


This quilt was definitely a lesson on letting go.  The method used for piecing the blocks may not be the best for ensuring complete accuracy but it's fun and worth trying out.  The tutorial can be found HERE on the blog, Quiltville.


I decided to keep the funk going and added a black and white 1/2" wide striped binding and I love it!


So lesson learned.  If your gut tells you to do something - go with it.  
You may be pleasantly surprised in the end.

~ Happy quilting
Amber

31 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Well who would have thought your color combination would look so vintage. Making a mental note of the color combo!

Amber Johnson said...

Podunk Pretties,

Oh thanks! I love Vintage!

Needled Mom said...

That looks wonderful!!

Lizzie said...

love it.

love, dear lizzie

Cynthia said...

I think the quilt is gorgeous, I love the color combo!

Jude said...

I love it!

Christine S said...

Isn't it funny sometimes we think our quilts are ugly but in the end, they are great! Love this :)

Patricia said...

I love your quilt, not ugly at all.

Patricia C

Chantal said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. The colors work well together.

Amy said...

I love this! I have made this pattern too and it's a great way to use up scraps. :)

Andy said...

I LOVE how it turned out - and that binding is perfect!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Amber -- I LOVE it! I know just what you mean about the colors though -- I did my steampunk out of those colors (minus the teal) and half way through I was kicking myself. But, like you, in the end, I really like it. And the teal really works. AND I LOVE that binding on it too. Well Done!!!

Di~ said...

Amber: What size did you cut the background squares when you did the orange peel appliqué? btw I love yours! and really want to try it. Thanks.

Dolly said...

I love that..........being sure, doubting, coming around again to love it in the end ! Wonderful process ! No wonder we can't quit quilting !

Congrats on a wonderful finish.....that's a great way to quilt one of these, and the binding is teriff !

Maybe I'll learn to love mine again......you give me hope !

Victoria said...

I think your quilt says,"Come & snuggle". The binding is just perfect.

Amber Johnson said...

Thanks so much!

Amber Johnson said...

Thanks Liz!

Amber Johnson said...

Thank you so much!

Amber Johnson said...

Thank you!

Amber Johnson said...

Yes! I guess when you work with colors you love it somehow works out!

Amber Johnson said...

Haha! Thanks so much!

Amber Johnson said...

Thanks so much! I'm glad it worked out lol!

Amber Johnson said...

Yes! Definitely! Too bad I gave a bunch of scraps away right before I started it because I had to cut into my stash - which means I had to fold and put it all away too. Quite a mess! Lol!

Kathleen Burdick said...

Very cool quilt!

Stacey said...

Your quilt is fantastic!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your quilt is fantastic...I love the colours and the zippy binding! Well Done!!

Cathy Buel said...

I love this quilt. Great job on the quilting. Hugs

Sarah said...

Funky and retro are the words for this quilt I think. For some reason the colours seem very 70s to me! I really like it. I love the teal and think it gives it a kick and lifts the other colours.

Caroline said...

I LOVE how it turned out!! All ready to snuggle in for the fall:)

Amber Johnson said...

Sarah, I like funky and I like retro. So thanks!!

Amber

Vickie said...

It's one of the prettiest trip around the world quilts I've seen. I like your color choices !