Friday, August 04, 2006

a magic carpet trip around the world




I used Bonnie's trip directions to make this great quilt. I cut my strips 2" by 19", used 9 strips in each set, and found if I squared off the sewn strips before I made it into a tube, it laid flatter for me.

I used a wild assortment of scraps of fabrics--often very ugly ones. I used a bright yellow or dark red in each strip set.

Thanks, Bonnie, for another fun project. My son Seth has claimed this one. I will take it along on vacation to do the handwork on the binding.

17 comments:

quiltpixie said...

had to laugh at the cheerio shirt of the holder -- we went for the backpack many years ago...

ForestJane said...

And the quilt yellow matches the shirt so well. :) It turned out great!

I'm a Honey-Nut Cheerios kinda woman.

dot said...

You have inspired me to try this one next. I am cutting my strips now. I finished the cancer quilt top, just need to decide on quilting, soo I can now move one. Nice quilt.

Tazzie said...

I love the different fabrics in that quilt. This pattern of Bonnie's is one I've wanted to do for a long time... I think your picture is the inspiration I need!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Holly said...

Ohhh Lynn!! That is sooooo pretty!

Tonya R said...

another gorgeous quilt - really wonderful

Judy said...

Just fabulous. I think it was Ami Simms who says "if the fabric is still ugly, you haven't cut it small enough yet!"

Great job!!

Lily said...

What a great way to use up those 'ugly' fabrics that somehow mysteriously appear in your stash

Laura said...

Lynn it is gorgeous! I just love all your scrap quilts!

Sewcatherine said...

As usual, Wonderful!!!

Dawn said...

Oh Lynn, I do love it! Your's really makes me want to make one!

cher said...

great use of colors...very fun quilt.

Sandra said...

Well, some of the individual fabrics might be a bit ho hum, but the finished quilt is stunning! I have a similar top nearly completed, and you've given me incentive to finish it. I like it when the boys claim the quilts :-)

Hedgehog said...

what a gorgeous quilt!

Bonnie said...

Oh I love this with the 2" strips! I've got about 20 blocks of the same done....love it! Now I am encouraged to keep going on them!

Bonnie

Lucy said...

Great result !

Susan in N. GA said...

I love this quilt, the squares look smaller than others I've seen and I love the effect. Love the quilting too. Thanks for the picture.
Susan in N. Ga.