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Monday, November 3, 2014

Australian fabric Trip Around the World quilt top sewn..............

I only had a few seams left to sew so it was an easy job to get the three sections sewn together into a quilt top.  The fabrics are very interesting so this is one that is more fun to see up close.  It ended up at 61" x 77.5" and the finished pieces in the quilt are 1.75" x 2.25".  It isn't really obvious that the pieces are rectangular when you first look at it.  Rectangular pieces make a rectangular quilt where the center fabric on all 4 edges is identical.  If you were to use squares, you would have to add on rows on the top and bottom and then the outside edge of the diamond (black print fabric on this quilt) would not touch the top and bottom edges.  I prefer the way I do it.

28 comments:

Gene Black said...

Obviously I haven't been paying close attention. I didn't realize that you could do TAW with anything but squares. I do like the way yours came out.

The Calico Cat said...

very pretty.

When I made mine, I kept it square.

I am aware that I may be in the minority in liking square quilts. I like that there isn't a specific top - Or, I've been irritated by grabbing a side thinking it was a top only to have it bee too short.

B Hunter said...

I would have to make it KING size. That would be double diamonds! Which sounds kinda nice!

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

I love it - I normally make square quilts but not always. This one looks much more difficult that it is with the way you showed how you do it. thanks for the demo's on this

Kristin said...

Really stunning! I had not realized you used rectangles and not squares.

LynneP said...

Sooo beautiful!

Roxanne said...

Huh, will you look at that. I had been looking at your photos and my eye was seeing what it expected--a square! Really love your rectangle solution and the resulting diamond "trip". You are full of fun surprises.

Needled Mom said...

That looks fantastic, Wanda. I love how the colors all blend so easily.

Vicki W said...

Love it and especially that it's not square.

Hedy Hahn said...

I had no clue that they were not squares, my eye did not focus enough to see the very slight difference. This quilt is absolutely beautiful and I agree that up close it would be outstanding with the different fabrics you used. I am excited about taking your class next week though my fabrics will be slightly more boring !

Kevin the Quilter said...

Love the fabrics, and the rectangle idea for the TATW. This was my grandmother's favorite pattern to make, but, she always used squares, and pieced them individually.

Soile Kivinen said...

I love it!

JJM said...

Another AMAZING TAW. Just Beautiful and completed in record time. Besides all the others you are working on also.

JJM

Pat Converse said...

Love it!

JoZart said...

It is just stunning! I love it...
Jo x

patty a. said...

The quilt turned out wonderful!

rondiquilts said...

Wanda, You always amaze me. I get such joy out of your post everyday.

Rondi

Maria said...

What a stunning quilt made with our Aussie fabrics Wanda... Love it !!!

jirons42 said...

I love this quilt. You are right about all the interesting fabrics. Thanks for the hint about using rectangles for a TAW

Lesley Gilbert said...

Beautiful - now wondering if you will do a border or just some binding. I was wondering if you could estimate how long it took you to make this quilt top so far, including any cutting and designing - just curious :)

Candy said...

It's fantastic

SueR said...

If you hadn't said they were squares, I wouldn't have known either. How cool. I prefer rectangular quilts too.

Charlotta said...

I hadn't noticed, and don't know if I would've noticed it on my own. But, of course, us an obvious and brilliantly clever way to give it a much better look and avoid droid and enterteí,.

Quilt Inspiration said...

Hi Wanda, this quilt is a beauty! It exemplifies Exuberant Color. Thanks as always for your inspiring work and fun posts... we love seeing your creations.
p.s. We can empathize with your description of wrestling the 4 x 7' foam boards. That is one hefty job!

Taos Sunflower said...

This is just plain fabulous. I'm intrigued by the idea of the rectangular blocks vs. square.

Beth said...

Wow!

Beth said...

Wow!

Beth said...

Wow!