There is nothing better than pulling a freshly finished quilt out of the dryer. This quilt began as part of the scrappy trip along earlier this year. I remember finishing the top over winter break, and even though I had fabric for the backing and the binding all picked out, I put off finishing it.
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I don't usually have room to pin baste quilts this size without moving stuff around so they sit around to be quilted longer than my smaller quilts. I also wasn't sure how I wanted to quilt it. It has a vintage feel with all of the patchwork squares and I wanted to keep it soft and squishy. Helen (Helen in the UK) suggested clam shell quilting and I LOVED that idea.
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This is my first try at free motion clam shells and even though they are kind of wobbly, they were fun to do. Instead of pre-marking the quilt, I used the patchwork as a grid for the quilting lines. There are so many of my favorite prints and colors mixed in this quilt. If it weren't in the 90s this week, I'd curl up for a nap on the couch. ; )
Name: Summer Trip
Pattern: Scrappy Trips Around The World by Bonnie Hunter
Pieced and Quilted by Adrianne Ove