Monday, February 4, 2013

My first finish for 2013!

Trip Trap is finished.....


And I actually like it again!

I enjoyed making some of the blocks, picking pretty 

colour combinations and favourite fabrics.


But I also found the piecing quite tedious.

I think I like to be challenged more.



I hope I don't offend anyone!

But you know what they say, "It takes all types!"

I do love that every piece of this quilt, from the fabric, 

to the batting, backing and binding...


came from my stash!

And that's got to be a good thing!


I'm now on the look out for someone who loves it!

Happy days,

SUZ

31 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

seeing lots of these quilts come together........

Adrianne said...

Looks great Suz - I love how it has a light and shade effect depending on the tones used in each block. I know what you mean about the piecing though. I don't mind repetitive simple piecing actually, I find it quite relaxing, but the seam ripping part killed it for me. I'm sure you'll be able to find it a loving home no worries.

Marg said...

It looks great. I'm now glad I didn't jump on the bandwagon. They are all lovely quilts but I don't like repetitive tasks. I'm sure you will find someone who loves it and will be very happy with it.

selfsewn said...

haha I have escaped the trip trap. though I have come close on occasions. All that lining up of rows eek!!
It is lovely though!!

Kiera Vanella said...

Wow!! That's just beautiful! Great, great job.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I do love your quilt, I am slowly working on one that I am really enjoying seeing it come together. I think I do need to challenge myself more though! It is good practice for matching seams!

Julie Fukuda said...

I've got a big box of one-inch pieces, so one of these days I may go there too.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great stash buster! Its a lovely quilt :)

CitricSugar said...

It looks great, Suz! And it's completely ok to say you weren't challenged enough by it. I'd be surprised if anyone was offended by that.

For me, it wasn't challenging, either, but I didn't mind that. I think it's broad appeal to the masses is related to the speed and ease with which it can be put together even though it looks like it would've taken more time. I may have saved myself from the repetitiveness by chain-piecing the whole thing so I feel more like I did each step "once". But I enjoyed it as a project I didn't have to think too much about.

May you get more out your next project! :-)

Barb said...

great quilt the black really sparkles!
wonderful pieced back.
It's is scraptastic

Mary said...

It looks wonderful Susan! I can certainly understand tiring of the repetition. But it is definitely a bright, fun quilt! Congrats on the finish!

Miss Holly said...

Well...it certainly is beautiful!!!! I'm working on one now in red and white...I'm a long way from done!!

Leanne said...

It's lovely and I love how each one looks so different. Congratulations on the finish!

Annabella said...

Leanne's right - they all look so different and yours is really pretty! I don't think you'll have any problem in finding someone who loves it - I do!

Larissa said...

Lol! It looks fabulous Suz!! ... A great 'easy' quilt that looks like it took a lot longer than it did!! They all look so different and unique, but totally fantastic - must make one of these at some stage :) ... I'm sure it will be super easy finding a home for this one - well, maybe not, what with the number of people potentially vy-ing for it to be in their home, lol! Have a great week!!

Heather D. said...

Gorgeous finish Susan! I feel a bit the same way about my Brrr! quilt - I like it again!!! :)

Canadian Abroad said...

Woohoo to a great finish! Looks fab.

diane said...

I think sometimes you just need to do some easy piecing and look what you created, a gorgeous finish.

Cindy said...

The backing is so perfect...even better from your stash. Great finish!

Kirsten said...

Really beautiful - I will have to make one of these sometime too!

Flying Blind... said...

It looks great, and it was just the right level of monotony to break me into new year xxx

pandchintz said...

Well done!! And all from your stash? Now that's impressive!! Looks great!

Karen said...

It does look good. And even if it wasn't exciting to make, it's always good to try something.

Carla said...

This is lovely. Sometimes easy is good for a fast finish ; )

Lydia said...

Looks great! Love it's scrappy goodness! I love it.... ;)

Carla said...

Quilts like this are so fun to cuddle and study all of the fabrics. I remember doing that with my grandmother's quilts when I was a child and home sick in bed. I agree about the repetitiveness being a bit boring at times, but wondering how each block will look is a sort of like eating potato chips...you can't stop with one! Great quilt, Suz...love the binding you chose!

Debbie said...

Just delightful!

Rachaeldaisy said...

WooHoo It looks fabulous!! How funny, I enjoyed the repetitiveness when I made mine! It was great to just hear the sewing machine hum and not have to think too much!! That being said there have been other times I've not liked repetitiveness so I know where you're coming from.

FlourishingPalms said...

Tedious or not, it's a beautiful finish. Of course, now that I decided not to make a Scrappy Trip Around the World, and everyone is getting theirs done, I think I need to make one. Duh. I can be so out of it sometimes.

Deborah said...

I'm so happy you made one of these because yours is beautiful. I haven't made one yet but I think I will. They all have such a different look!

Claire Jain said...

I love it! Congrats on your finish :-)

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