Trip Around the World....
The Trip Around the World pattern is fun and great for a beginner. It has been around since Colonial times and made of square patches. Scrap fabric can be used or specific, coordinated fabrics and I have done it both ways. You may recall seeing this pattern done as a throw size in the journal entry "What does a $3,800 quilt look like" for Nancy. Below is my interpretation of the pattern for the six continents I have visited. I used six fabrics that reminded me of each continent to make one block.
I first made this pattern years ago for a friend who literally had travelled around the world and was able to make it from remnants my mom had on hand. For this "continent" project, I had to shop and spent three hours choosing my fabrics. Not a bad way to spend three hours! After I made each top, I had them quilted in an edge to edge pattern by Trudy. Once the quilting was completed, my husband centered each piece on canvas and stapled it to the back.
Can you name each of the continents I have visited? It's a fun test for friends, family, or visitors to recall their 6th grade Social Studies! Here are some hints: Europe was my first continent at age 19 with several more visits throughout the years. I lived in Australia for six months. My time in Asia & South America was a few weeks each and a couple weeks in Antarctica and Africa each completed my goal. Now on to the next . . . .