Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt Finish


So this finish is not new, but it's from when I didn't have a blog, so I think that it still counts.  It's recent, and I've not cuddled with these quilts, so they still feel new to me.

Still mastering photo editing.  This one is too blue, where the one above is too yellow.  Someday I'll figure Photoshop out!  The rest of the photos are pretty dead on color wise.

I, along with many others got bit by the Scrappy Trip Around The World bug this summer.  It's pretty addictive, since the blocks go together so quickly and you can really use almost any fabric and it will turn out great.  (If you haven't yet, go check out the tutorial here that Quiltville put up.  It's pretty awesome.)


I first made the traditional Scrappy version that used every fabric I owned.  Of course, it's still waiting to be quilted, but soon!  Then I decided I liked making them so much, I would try to do another in just one color.   I have a lot of blue and teal, so those colors won.  I cut one or two strips from most of my blues and teals, and then added a bit of white and those two neutrals with red, blue and yellow, to break it up a bit.


I backed it in a wintery blue flannel and quilted it with straight lines that run through the points of each block.  The result is a bit softer and puffier than my normal dense quilting.  If I decide not to add this one to my Etsy shop, it will definitely be in the rotation of winter cuddling quilts at my house.


Side bonus to this quilt pattern?  If you start with strips cut the full 44" of your fabric, then cut that in half to make your tubes, the excess you trim off those tubes to make the Around the World blocks is enough to make a patchwork baby quilt!  (That makes sense, right?)


Once I'd finished the first quilt, I took the leftover joined squares and laid them out so they looked pretty random.  The I just sewed together the strips into rows and the rows to each other to make the top.  


I did the same quilting design on the baby quilt, straight lines through the points.  It's backed in another flannel, this one is white with little green dots.  

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish It Up Friday!