|Ruthie's Scrappy Around the World Quilt.|
When I first began to follow quilt blogs this year, the scrappy around the world quilts were all the rage. I liked what I was seeing, and decided to give it a try. I finished this a while ago, but this quilt was a high school graduation present for my godchild, Ruth, so I had to wait to post this. Congratulations, Ruthie!
|The quilt is large - 72 x 96|
|The back of the quilt. The print fabric is from IKEA.|
|A close up of the back, with the loopy quilting on the interior panel. I used a bright multi colored cotton quilting thread for all of the quilting.|
|A close up of the stippling in the border strip. I used leftover strips from the blocks to create this border.|
|A close up of the quilting on the interior panel. I wasn't sure about the multi colored thread, but I love how it complements the colors of the quilt. |
|A portion of the back showing all three different quilting styles. I used a walking foot at 1 inch intervals to quilt the rows in the bright blue border|
|I also used left-over strips for the binding. This photo shows how the quilt crinkled up nicely after washing.|
The various scrappy around the world quilts I saw on the blogs were of all sorts of fabrics. I decided to go with all solids, as I had a large variety of solids left over from various projects. I used nearly all in my stash, with the exceptions of brown shades, which just didn't seem to go.
|Some of my stash before taking out the rotary cutter.|
|After the cutting - the strips are 2 1/2 inches, which made for 12 inch finished squares.|
|I laid the strips out all over the house to pick combinations for each 6 color square.|
|Here are the six color combos, before sewing together to make the strips. There are some great tutorials on the internet showing how to construct these very easy blocks.|
|Here are the six color combos sewn together, before cutting into strips|
|Here is a sample of the strips picked apart at the various seams to create a block.|
|Laying out some of the finished blocks to see what it would look like.|
|All the blocks put together, with one strip of the border. I love the bright blue and I had a lot of it.|
|Getting the quilt pinned for quilting. I find these binder clips work great in holding portions of the quilt sandwich taut for pinning.|
|Taking over the dining room table to quilt.|
|A close up showing a quilted and a non-quilted portion of the top|
This was a really fun quilt to put together. I think this would be a great one to make as a baby quilt, or with a more controlled color palette. I am working on a pair of quilts that will be gifts, as well. I can't wait to finish them, and share them!