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Thread: Question on assembling a quilt top

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    Question on assembling a quilt top

    My new project is inspired by this type of design. Since I'm not even sure what it's called properly, finding a tutorial has proven difficult.
    So I wonder, is there a smart way of breaking it up into strips and then blocks for piecing? Do I start with the center 9-patch and go outward or make identical quarters and put the center in during final assembly?

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    I believe the design is called "Trip Around the World". I know there are tutes/instructions out there that show you how to piece strips and then cut.

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    Yes, it is a Trip Around the World quilt and it can be strip pieced. Bonnie Hunter has a really good and easy tutorial at her Quiltville site at the link posted above.
    Last edited by Tartan; 06-11-2013 at 11:12 AM.

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    had to put this in here, just to show another one done by a forum member Quick trip quilt I made for my Daughter!

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    Here's one I did from a book called Radiant Sunshine and Shadows (it's the 2nd set of pictures) teeny 9-patches, very similar but a few differences. Every other 'block' was a solid, helping with the flow of colors from one segment to the next. This one was laid out from the center to the outside. I pieced mine in rows then rows together. Quilts # 4 & 5 - a One Block Wonder and a 9-patch
    I might need to make another of these now that I've gone back and looked at it!
    Good luck - would love to see your progress!

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    Check out www.quiltinaday.com Eleanor Burns has a book for this pattern and I believe there is a video on her site.

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    It is a Trip Aound The World. I also like the Triple Around The World. They are alot alike. Should be easy to find something on them. Just google the names and see what comes up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Check out www.quiltinaday.com Eleanor Burns has a book for this pattern and I believe there is a video on her site.
    I would highly recommend Eleanor Burn's book listed above. She gives directions that are very easy to understand. Your library may have a copy.
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    I have done several of these. I usually color the squares out on graph paper, then sew each vertical row (I start form the left) at a time into long strips. Then I move on to the next row, and sew it to the first row, and so on. After a few rows, the pattern starts to emerge. This may seem like more work, but I like to have the pattern to refer to. I tried (once) to sew in block sections, and ended up ripping out the whole thing I had done, and went back to doing it my own way. the nice thing about this is that it is a great way to use up your stash ; you can use as many colors as you choose to complete the "trips".

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