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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Progress on the Trip Around the World quilt.....

Now I am working on the right quarter of the top half of the quilt.  This means the fabrics are stepping down one fabric at a time.

I also auditioned the center to be sure I like it by pinning some loops for the bottom half on the wall in the color sequence.  I decided I liked it so I continued unpicking the rest of the loops.
 










To make the fabrics move down one at a time you look at the bottom 2 fabrics of the previous strip on the design wall and unpick the next loop at that seam (where my thumb is).


Now all of the loops for the top half are unpicked and on the wall (18 fabrics is 35 strips, 17 on each side of a center strip).

The bottom row of squares is the center row from top to bottom on the quilt.

For the bottom half of the quilt, look at the bottom square on the first row and you will pick that square totally out of a loop.  You don't want 2 center rows and you do want the same fabric at the bottom of the quilt that is at the very top.
I unpicked 3 strips on the bottom half last night and quit for the night.










Years ago my son in law travelled to Australia and he brought me two tablecloths.  Neither one is large enough for the back of the quilt but I figure out a way to use one or both on the back.









 

12 comments:

NachtPedalQuilts said...

Hi, I'm following your process awhile ... but now I'm overwhelmed about the deepness of the emerging quilt ... it's wonderful ... I progressively get loving it ... Thanks for sharing this process ... I learned a lot ... ;)))

Karen H said...

Another lovely quilt - I am enjoying seeing the progress. Beautiful colors.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love seeing the progress of this quilt and the way you do it.,

patty a. said...

Now that you are farther along, I was surprised at the size of this quilt. It looks big! When my brother goes to Australia he usually brings me back a couple pieces of fabric. It is very expensive, but so beautiful!

Debbie said...

This is looking beautiful! Your details of your process are great and so easy to understand. Thanks!

Susan said...

Wow! This is going to be one beautiful quilt! I like your choice for the backing too!

Needled Mom said...

That looks beautiful! I love how well the colors are blending.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Like I said, another stunner in the works!

Those pieces for the back are amazing (especially the one on the left)

JJM said...

I bet you will feel like you have made a trip around the world by the time it is complete. Although I know you have made several, I can see the amount of hours it takes to select fabrics, cut and sew, unpick, and sew again... Whew ~ You are the master of it all.

JJM

LynneP said...

This quilt is a BEAUTY! Wow! Thanks for sharing the process, too.

Teresa Rawson said...

Oooo...I like this quilt! I admire you keeping all the pieces in the right place while sewing...your arrangement is so cool. I love the fabrics and they just flow together so nicely!

Anonymous said...

Wanda, I have a question about the strips after you have cut them. When you pick out the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters, do you end up with an extra strip? I am trying to figure out this process in my head. Thanks,
Jackie
jackiealu@aol.com