Friday, January 25, 2013

chopped rhubarb

Welcome to finish it up Friday! I'm happy to share my chopped rhubarb quilt with you today! I just finished the binding this morning. I LOVE how this one turned out!
As I said earlier, I couldn't help but to jump on the scrappy trip bandwagon. I loved the comment that Charlotte left saying she would be shocked if I didn't. That gave me a good chuckle. This pattern was a lot of fun to make. I can totally see revisiting it sometime in the future.
I noticed I had one fabric repeat in the top (oops!), so I only used 119 unique fabrics in the top. (ha!) All from scraps and stash. Hurray for using what you've got!
For the backing I used this CUTE Riley Blake print that I picked up last summer. It wasn't quite wide enough, so I patched in a few solid strips of fabric in some of my favorite colors, lime and aqua. It was a happy accident/design element that helps to show off the quilting on the back. Love that detail.
For the binding...Ta Dot by Michael Miller. One final zing to finish off the quilt. I like it a lot. :)
I decided that I'm keeping this one. My daughter and I will be sharing it. She was super thrilled to hear that. (My husband will be so thrilled, too. ha! He might think we have too many quilts. Oh, the gall he has to suggest such things!)
It finishes at 48" x 60".
I haven't washed and dried it yet, but I will be sure to share photos and a full report of it post-washing.

Pattern/tutorial can be found here.
Quilting info can be found here. (This may be a new favorite!)
Color inspiration can be found here.
In progress photos here, here and here.

Do you have a finish to share? If so, please link up! Happy happy Friday to you!

80 comments:

Kimberly said...

LOVE!
(and maybe covet just a little)

Jenny said...

It is fantastic. I love it.

beth said...

as usual...I love your colors. ;)

katie z. said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Jessica Christensen said...

Love. It. I am still working on my trip around the world, which is not so scrappy. I did all FMF fabrics with one of her fabrics from Joann's. Anyway, congrats on finishing! I would keep it too if I were you!

karen said...

I love it. I keep telling myself that I have enough of those blocks, but then I find a way to justify making a few more....

Megan said...

I love it! I think it turned out great! I'm glad you're keeping it!

Annemieke said...

This one makes me very happy! Love your quilting too.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Di~ said...

Great finish, love the colors and I love the name of it, except I don't go for rhubarb! what a woman you are!

Valerie said...

Lovely quilt! Love the colors!

Beth said...

Looks great. I linked up my scrappy trip along today too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Never TOO many quilts. This is a great one for you and your daughter to share. Happy Weekend.

Chase said...

Quilts are great for bitter winter season! The background fabric is really cute... I am planning make one after my two {single girl} quilts that I am working on now. I haven't have any good finished lately, but yesterday finished a patchwork zippered pouch for a friend. :) Happy weekending and stay warm~

gMarie said...

I've said it before - your quilts make me want to quilt. And I've never really had that desire before. I adore this quilt! It's stunning! g

Dolly said...

Oh, AmandaJean, this is just drool-worthy ! But I wouldn't do that to your beautiful quilt, so I'll just keep trying to finish my own that you inspired !

I was so upset when I saw your quilting and thought that it was the serpentine stitch, because I looked before and my zigzag machine doesn't have that. But then I read the earlier post about this stitch, and realized that I HAVE the triple zigzag........I'm not sure that mine will stretch out this far, but atleast I have hope again ! I just love how that looks !

Beautiful work, all inspired by chopped rhubarb......how divine !

bloominworkshop said...

I absolutely LOVE it! And I am going to borrow your new quilting stitch. I finally started digging around in my UFO closet and pulled a couple out. There WILL be some finishes for me in the future. I pinky swear.

Toni said...

This looks like such a fun quilt, Amanda! Love the name, and the print you chose for binding is perfect!

Lana said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! that was the perfect backing for your little scrappy quilt!

Carla said...

It's so fresh and fun! I would keep it too

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

I love this! I've browsed the scrappy trip quilts, yours is by far the best color scheme I've seen! You being a lefty makes so much sense, your amazing at picking colors!
The dot binding is a great final zing! Great pop! And how could you possibly have too many quilts??? That's just obsurd! (:

Lisa Lisa said...

I love how your quilt turned out! And oh how I love that quilting stitch that you discovered. Unfortunately, my machine doesn't have an option to choose that wide stitch :( I was truly bummed about that. Might need to shop for a new machine....for that reason alone!! I think it's great that you're keeping it for yourself!

Michele said...

So pretty! It looks so sparkly in the snow.

Gunilla said...

I just love you colors! Beautiful quilt.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

It turned out so beautiful! I don't blame you for keeping it and don't worry, my husband might think the same thing in our house ;-) Great quiltiing too!
Amanda

tubakk said...

I just love your quilt! So happy colours, and I get happy myself by looking at it.

Caryl W said...

Your scrappy trips quilt looks great and I really like your choice of binding. I am having a lot of fun making my scrappy trips quilt...everyone should make one...it is sooooo fun!!

Moje Małe Rękodzieło said...

beautiful work, and back is so sweet..! :-D

selfsewn said...

Well as trip arounds go yours is my favourite so far shhhh x

diane said...

lovely. There is something about these quilts that just makes us want to keep them for ourselves. Maybe it's all the memories of the scraps!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Love all of the fun, bright colors in the quilt! :)

Kirsten said...

I love the colors and the honeycomb quilting - I am thinking of using this on one of my next quilts!

Dee said...

Love the name and the colors!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt, Amanda!! Thanks for sharing, and for the linky party!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fantastic finish! Glad to know you're keeping it :) It will be nice to look at and remember what else you used the fabrics for!

Lea said...

Okay, I will be checking out the color inspiration, because this quilt is so spectacular. I am really glad you get to keep it! Plus, this honeycomb stitch is amazing, I plan to try it out as well. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed Friday!!!

Cathy Tomm said...

Wow great finish. I just love the red and pink init. Thanks for hosting. I look forward to visiting as many sites as I can each Friday.

syglad said...

Lovely blanket in great colors :)
Have a great weekend ..

Suzanne said...

119 unique fabrics. Geez! Even if I did have that many in my stash, i seriously doubt they would blend as nicely as yours do. Swell finish!

Geta Grama said...

you chose the perfect name for it! And the simple quilting is perfect too.

Kylie Lloyd said...

I love the rhubarb color combination. It's super yummy!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a beauty! Well done on another fab finish!!

La Mañosa said...

Wow, I so love your color scheme! It's gorgeous!

How do you like the size? I was debating between doing a 4 x 5 size and a 5 x 6 size. Do you feel like it covers you pretty well as a throw?

Lee D said...

I would love to jump on the bandwagon, but ˆ promised my self to not start anything new until the UFO's are done! YOurs is wonderful!!

Poppyprint said...

I just love, love your scrappy trip along - inspired binding choice and sweet texture from that quilting, too! I love using the wavy line and was very happy that my new(ish) Pfaff has it because that was what I thought I'd miss most from the Bernina I traded in.

Linda said...

I LOVE this quilt!

Olivia Marion said...

Beautiful! You can never have to many quilts! That's such a great way to use all your scraps! How many individual blocks are there total?

Salley said...

Glorious. I love this Rhubarb!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Chopped Rhubarb is fantastic! Love it from all sides...

Kate said...

That was quick! I need to play with the layout and get a wriggle on.

Mama Pea said...

It's awesome, Amanda Jean. Love it!

ChristaQuilts said...

I love the serpentine quilting. That's one of my favorites :-)

Malini said...

Your quilt looks awesome. That's so cute that you and your daughter get to share :-).

Fran said...

I envy you that beautiful binding!

Sue Ming said...

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hilary said...

Awesome work, congratulations! It looks like all your family is really excited too! That's a good feeling!

Jeneta said...

I'm so glad you're keeping this quilt! Did you randomly select fabrics, or did you have a bit of a formula for choosing scraps/stash fabric? I ask, so that I can follow!! Still loving your book!

Rosa said...

AWESOME.Love your fabrics choice,quilting.LOVE,LOVE!!

Rosa said...

AWESOME,love your quilting ,your fabric choice!

Rosa said...

AWESOME,love your quilting ,your fabric choice!

Barb said...

How fun - it's adorable! I'm glad you're keeping it for yourselves. And yes, what's up with your husband to think such a thing!

Stacy Olson said...

Wow! Love all the color. I'd like to try this pattern.

elizabeth said...

i love it!! it is made up of so many of my faves! Glad you are keeping it :)

Dawn said...

Love ur color choices! Cutest one I've seen so far.

Rachel said...

Oh My Word. That is fabulous!!

Janet said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the mix of fabrics you used.

mathea said...

Your quilt is lovely. This is my favourite version of all the scrappy trips I've seen. I just love the colours you have used - very "rhubarby" :-)

Raisa Hietala-Nortia said...

Love your colours!

jennifer richmond said...

hi! beautiful quilt!! i love reading your blog and find it very inspirational-i don't know how you do it! anyway, i wanted to link my quilt here to show you how i tied it after seeing how you had tied the quilt top you "inherited" last year(i believe it was in february). after finishing my quilt top, i wasn't especially enamored with it, but after tying it with red heart yarn, i really like it!! thanks for saving my quilt, and thanks for the inspiration!( and it had to be the red heart for the vintage feel:))

Judee said...

Love that Chopped Rhubarb quilt!

Carla said...

Awesome! I must do that squiggly line quilting, so simple but so effective!

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

wow, so pretty!

Shannyn said...

Too many quilts? TOO MANY QUILTS??!??!?!?!? Bah. *waves hand in air* No such a thing.

Deb said...

I love love love the colours in yours. I haven't been bitten by the scrappy tripalong bug yet, but after seeing yours, I could be tempted!

Thimbleanna said...

It's gorgeous CrazyMom -- GORGEOUS! I love everything about it -- especially the quilting and the binding! Bravo!!!

Marit said...

Oh, I love it! Your colors are so fresh and fun. Congratulations!

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Marie said...

This is a STUNNER! Love it all, including your fabulous binding. So glad that you are keeping it so that you can enjoy it.

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

I just finished my own trippy top. Yours looks fabulous all quilted and bound!

..:::FIRDAUS@HUDA::.. said...

OMG...so nice....why malaysian dont have anybody do this.... i wan it....

Quiltfarmor said...

This quilt make my day because of all the colour, love it. / Meg www.stuvbitarna.se

Nifty Quilts said...

It's wonderful! Love your colors and the quilting. Glad you're keeping it!