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...