Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Scrappy Trip Meets IKEA

I've been so stalled out on my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt....

I just couldn't decide how I wanted to quilt it.... I was planning to use perle cotton and hand quilt it using an orange peel design as I posted here, but the more I thought about it, the more I wasn't sure I was happy with the backing and binding fabric I had chosen, wasn't sure if the pink perle cotton was the right color to go with (especially since there's an ocean of different colors in the quilt, including lots of orange), and I wasn't sure I wanted to put all the effort into hand quilting it, especially when it's so busy and the hand stitching wouldn't really show up that well.  (Don't be alarmed - this is my normal thought process on just about every quilt I do!!)

But, when I came across this IKEA fabric in my sewing room the other day (a coordinating print to the fabric I used for my aprons), I realized this could be the perfect backing fabric!

I just adore these little veggie characters!!

It seems wild to switch from the original plan of pink and aqua to these fun primary colors, but it works!  Paired with a cheery green binding, I think it will be perfect!

Only problem, I need another three yards of fabric....  I found the additional IKEA yardage on Ebay, but it was way too pricey.  Then, it dawned on me that I could use this print from my stash, even though I have to run the text vertical vs. horizontal, but that's OK, isn't it?  It will give the quilt more interest.  And, besides, I need to keep in mind that this is a Scrappy Trip quilt!
(Thanks, Kathy O., for your encouragement!)

As of today, I'm planning to machine quilt this orange peel design with a neutral thread.  But of course, I reserve the right to change my mind!


1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see this one finished....love the orange peel design and your backing choices - perfect! Did you say "green binding"? oh - yes!!!