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Pink Scrappy Trip Along Quilt

on Aug 18, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, quilt, SAMQG | 2 comments

Pink Scrappy Trip Along Quilt

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen Eskridge

Recently, I told you about my sew along/quilt along experience with the Scrappy Trip Along hosted by the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild. The pattern is by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. It is a GREAT pattern and is so easy to make.

In fact, the pattern is toooooo easy. That’s right, I said it. I planned on sewing along with my quilty friends and making my quilt with the quilt along schedule. Well, I made the first one, a brown quilt, pretty fast. I had decided I’d make a much bigger quilt using red and whites from my stash. This would take me a while… right?

I went to my fabric stash only to find I didn’t own very much real “red” fabric. I did, however, how a big ole pile of bright pinks. Red, pink; tomato, tomahto. Right?

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen Eskridge

Ok, it looks good. I altered the original pattern to cut 3-1/2″ strips. In fact, I cut a total of 60 strips: 50 were “scrappy pink fabrics” and then 10 were the white diagonal pieces I’d need. I stitched 10 strip sets, each with 6 strips.

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen Eskridge

It was at this step, I realized that pink is really really really pink. Oh man. What have I done?

I decided to forge ahead.

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen Eskridge

I made my 20 blocks, each one will measure 18″ when finished.  Good gravy it is sooooooo pink. Here’s a little test layout to see if you can even focus on the white diagonals in that sea of Pepto.

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen EskridgeHum. Ok. I’m not a pinky-pink girl. Most of these fabrics were purchased when I sewed for military spouses.  Sewing using military uniforms and pink is a great combination, by the way.

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen Eskridge

In this moment I was happy again. Look, when you see only the backs of the fabric, it is not nearly as in-your-face with the saturated color of all things Barbie.

Welp, time to see how it is going to turn out… Time to see the whole sha’bang out on the floor…

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen Eskridge

Whoa. Holy Cotton Candy, Batman!

Scrappy Trip Along | Quiltville | Pink Quilt by Jen Eskridge

Now, how’d I do time wise? Well, the family had gone upstairs to watch a sequel and I hadn’t seen part one… So instead of ruining the movie for me, I decided to sew that night and most of the next morning… and well, um, I didn’t do great for the sew along but time wise – knocked it out of the park!

This huge quilt used up most of my bright pinks (9 fabrics) and measures 72″ x 90″.

Unfortunately, it will likely go on the back-burner for machine quilting, though.  I need a pink break. Maybe in a month or so, I’ll pick it up and think “Oh my gosh, this is the best pink thing ever!”

 

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    2 Comments

  1. It’s beautiful. Don’t think Pepto Bismol. Think little girl babies, cancer survivors, cotton candy, flowers, etc.

    Shasta Matova

    August 23, 2015

  2. I LOVE this in the pink!!! Fabulous idea and I may now have to do one for my little granddaughter!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

    Martha Briese

    August 25, 2015

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