I have always wanted to make a Trip Around the World quilt. This summer was the right time start with this project. As I am aiming to use my stash that I have bought over the years, I got out my fabrics and started cutting strips of 2,5″ x 16″. My idea was to make 24 blocks, each block is 12″ x 12″ finished size and has 36 squares.
A tutorial for Trip Around the World quilt can be found here and here and here – with fabric requirements and colouring page download sheet. Here some quilt inspirations. I have decided to combine the design with an Irish Chain quilt pattern and I have chosen a yellow solid fabric for the diagonal squares of each block.
I have used for the first time Aurifil Mako 40/2 quilting thread in Light Sand. Really good quality thread, definitely will be my choice for the future. I have quilted this quilt using the walking foot in straight lines on the diagonal.
The backing of this Trip Around the World quilt is pieced with three different fabrics : a pattern one that I have bought as backing fabric and two Kona solids from my stash.
This time the choice of binding fabric was easy : I have used all the cut offs from the quilt backing that I have cut in approx 22″ long strips and pieced together interchanging the fabrics.
One more photo of the folded quilt :
Quilt details :
quilt size : 48″ x 72″
block size : 12″ x 12″ finished, layout of 4 x 6 blocks = 24 blocks = 864 squares
quilting thread : Aurifil Mako 40/2 colour 2000 Light Sand
wadding : Warm & White by Warm Company / 87,5% cotton – 12,5% polypropylene
Thanks for visiting, happy quilting, barbora
Nice one! I like the Irish chain /trip around the world combination. And the scrappy bindingl
Thanks, I appreciate your comment!
What a cheerful quilt that would be perfect anywhere, but especially if you lived in a rainy place.
Thanks! Sometimes I wish I would live in a rainy area, but here we haven’t seen proper rain for 7 months!