Thursday, March 10, 2011

Trip Around the World ... Yippee!

Imagine my surprise when I googled for Trip Around the World instructions and this link came up! I had long thought that this book was out-of-print (for a time it was). This is the book I use for my "Trip" quilts and it is absolutely wonderful. Easy to read and follow with great illustrations along the way as well as many photographs of quilts. Sizes included range from Wallhanging, Baby, Lap, Twin, Queen and King in traditional as well as the colorwash method. It's a GREAT book, in my opinion!

I encourage those of you who want to make one of these quilts to go ahead and do it. It's so much fun and I don't think I've ever seen a finished quilt that wasn't gorgeous! It will test your ability to combine fabrics in new and different ways and you will hone skills you didn't know you possessed. And, it's fun - did I mention that?


I went through many fabrics and many interations of the fabrics I eventually chose before I settled down and decided I was ready to start cutting and sewing. Even then, I wasn't sure about a couple of the fabrics. I can already tell it doesn't even matter. As I start putting the quilt together it is turning out to be even better that I thought it would be. I'm not being immodest here - just truthful! :)


I just want to add here and now - I use steam when I iron. Always. I know. Many quilters gasp when I tell them, but look how flat that quilt is lieing. I'm just saying...

13 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I ALWAYS use steam, and mine lie that flat too. I think too many people don't think for themselves and follow a 'rule' that works for someone else and not them.

Your colors are great!

Donna~~ said...

Gasp! I always use steam too--except when the iron runs out of water and I am lazy. It's a real help for getting a stubborn seam where I want it, and flatter blocks, too. I won't tell anyone if you don't....

Barb said...

Don't you just love it when that happens, when it turns out better...love the fabrics!!

Ann Champion said...

Oh how pretty! It must be fun to see the plan come together? Your quilt is going to be amazing.

I use steam too...shhhh..don't tell. ;)

HollyM said...

How beautiful! I would like to try one sometime. I too always use steam.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

It's going to be fabulous!

Jackie said...

Looking gorgeous! I can only imagine how fabulous it will be when it's finished.

Do you always do a fabric worksheet? You're SO organized!

marilyn said...

Thanks for the link to the book....
ordered it and can't wait to try my
hand a Trip .

Crispy said...

OMGosh Terri, this is going to be beautiful!!

I use steam too, when I'm doing the final pressing of a block :0)

Crispy

Janet said...

It's looking amazing!! I love the sneak peeks so much that I'm tempted and I've got the book too, it's worth having. There's nothing wrong with steam, I use it and I think it's more about technique anyway.

Kim D. said...

Wow, you are so good with color, absolutely love those fabrics together. Fantastic job, can't wait to see this quilt finished.

Kim D. said...

Oh, yes I always use steam too. I want those ugly wrinkles gone. Snicker..

Kar said...

I love all the colors and patterns you picked for your quilt. Gorgeous! I use steam also. Blame it on the point that I'm a newbie. :)