Sunday, 24 May 2015

that perfect pattern

Ever had a special little bundle of fabrics and just not too sure what to do with them?

Inspiration from three sources got me busy this wet weekend making a new quilt top. Firstly, a lovely fat quarter bundle of organic printed fabrics from Umbrella Prints in Australia - I was not sure at all about how to use these fabrics so they've just sat on the shelf looking pretty ever since I purchased them! 
Then I saw a lovely quilt recently at the Quiltmakers show here in Auckland -Tripping Lightly by Robyn Croft - and I just knew my fabrics would be the perfect start for something similar!

But while I pondered about the reality of my actually making a full on trip-around-the world the traditional way, I came across the perfect pattern, Bonnie's easy individual block instructions for scrappy-trips-around-world! Using my special bundle, along with extra scrappy blending bits from my stash, I followed Bonnie's construction method. But I took more of a selective scrappy road-trip and had a bit of fun playing with the sequences!
Goodness! I've just loved making this quilt, simple but effective. A traditional design with a minimal colour scheme to give it a modern twist. Linking up with Julie at pink doxies and Cynthia here at 'oh scrap'  and then with Lee here at freshly pieced for WiP Wednesday later in the week.

I'll leave you with a molli sparkles comment that sums it up for me 
{quote} "It's all about finding that perfect pattern that strikes your fancy" {unquote}


  1. Looks fabulous, love those Umbrella Prints fabrics too. So satisfying when you find the perfect pattern.

    1. Thank you Julie! I’ve almost used up the fat quarters now, so am going to raid my stash again for bits to make a border with! I’m thinking maybe four patches in just two colours? {But not too sure yet which colours?!} Have a good week, Linda

  2. This really is becoming a very soft and inviting quilt. Really like the colors. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  3. The fabrics look so different cut up, don't they? Colours I would never have thought to put together, but wow, they look great, soft, with a little punch from the orange. I checked out (and bookmarked) the Trip link...made one in 99/00 myself, bed size, a Piecemakers colourwash trip pattern. Love it.

  4. Yes, to everything that Sandra said above. I have 2 packs of fat quarters in Cotton + Steel that I just handwashed and dried, and they would be perfect done up like this. I've also wondered what exactly I would be doing with them.

    Thank you for linking this up to Pink Doxies. I so enjoy your work, Linda.


  5. Such beautiful results from taking a handful of inspirations and running with them! Love it!

  6. The simplicity of this pattern sets off the lovely colors so well! How about scrappy border of skinny strips to finish it off?

  7. The simplicity of this pattern sets off the lovely colors so well! How about scrappy border of skinny strips to finish it off?

  8. Love Trip Around The World quilts and the fabrics you have used here have made a beauty!

  9. Really is a great choice for those fabrics - looks lovely!


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