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Thread: What Qualifies as Trip Around the World?

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    Super Member Daylesewblessed's Avatar
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    What Qualifies as Trip Around the World?

    A biscuit quilt my grandmother made for my high school graduation was selected for display in Lubbock's Ranching Heritage Museum's special quilt display in May. I am writing up the description for it now and have a question.

    The basic design to me is "Trip Around the World" except that the design is not "on point". I don't know the actual definition of the design, but the ones I have seen have the design "on point". Please take a look at my picture and let me know if this is "Trip Around the World". If not, is there a name for the design?

    Thanks!

    Dayle

    P.S. Take a guess at what was used to stuff the squares.
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    I am not an expert, but I would agree with your first assumption that it is a Trip Around the World - it will be interesting to see what other quilters think.

    The stuffing? The very first thought that jumped into my head was nylons!

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    Oops! Forgot to tell you that it is a beautiful quilt!

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    Gorgeous quilt! I would agree that it qualifies as a TATW. As to what stuffs it - plastic bread wrappers?

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    Nice quilt. I'll throw another curve and ask if it a Boston Commons.

    Darren

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    My understanding is the traditional Trip Around the World, looks more like this ...
    http://quiltville.com/tatw.shtml

    It gives a somewhat on point look, because of the layout starting with one centre block (the world), and then squares around.

    Whereas yours is an on point layout, which gives more of a square look.

    Because of that, I'd think yours is more likely a Boston Commn variation ...
    http://smartflix.com/store/video/648...n-Common-Quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Gorgeous quilt! I would agree that it qualifies as a TATW. As to what stuffs it - plastic bread wrappers?
    I believe you'll find out that it's puffs of poly batting!



    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    Nice quilt. I'll throw another curve and ask if it a Boston Commons. Darren
    GMTA ... you posted while I was looking for a link!
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    It reminds me of a trip around the world too. Just wanted to post and say it's lovely.

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    Wesing and QuiltE: I think you are right - it must be Boston Commons now that I have seen your references. Instead of a long center, the long rectangular quilt shape on my quilt is obtained by extra rows at the top and bottom. But definitely, the fact that mine has the individual squares set on point makes it fit the Boston Common group.

    w7sue, you are right -- the squares are filled with nylon stockings! This quilt dates to pre-pantyhose. Everyone in our family and half the town, supplied my grandmother with their used stockings. She cut the thicker tops off the stockings, as well as the reinforced toes. The squares were sewn by machine, filled with a stocking, and then attached to one another with hand stitching. The quilt is super heavy!

    Thanks, everybody for your input!

    Dayle
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    Can't help with the pattern but that quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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