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Thread: where can i find a pattern like this?

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    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
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    I went skiing today, and when we stopped by the general store there was a section with an art and quilt gallery. There were only a dozen or so quilts on display, all hand stitched and hand quilted. I snuch a couple of pics of one particular quilt that I would really love to recreate. I know it's just a chain of trip-around-the-world, but is there a real pattern for this somewhere?

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    That's a beauty Melanie, no wonder you want to make it, love the color choices, what colors would you do it in? Sorry can't help with a pattern. :cry:

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    I really like the colours this person has used, but I might do it in red/burgundy/browns


    I think I can pretty well figure out how to strip piece it on my own, but it would be so much easier with detailed instructions and the order right in front of me, you know?

    I've done both the trip aroud the world and the irish chain quilts, and my enormous trip around the world was sewn block by bock, row by row, it was my first one and I didn't know about strip piecing (which would have made my life soooo much easier!) No wonder it came out wonky!

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    Oh it is simply beautiful. I love the colors!

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    Here is a pattern for the block not the whole quilt

    http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TripA...orldBlock.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Here is a pattern for the block not the whole quilt

    http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TripA...orldBlock.html
    i supppose if i make the same block over and over and over, with say, 8 different colours, it would end up looking like the one i posted above, right?

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    Play around with it on paper for a little while. If my math is right, the pictured one with nine fabrics would use a layout of 16x16 squares to get the pattern. If you break that down to 8x8, there are two different block layouts. It is truly a beautiful quilt, sort of a trip around the world inside a double Irish chain. The color possibilities are awesome!

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    I think the name is Many Trips Around The World and I don't remember right now where I saw the pattern. I hope I've attached a photo of one I did.
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    ok, sweetie. today is the day for you to discover that you can do some things without a pattern. :wink:

    good old graph paper and some color pencils are all you need to plan this quilt.

    "map" the quilt, then divide it into blocks. if it turns out that all the blocks can be the same, "map" one, then divide it into rows. those are your strip sets. if there is more than one distinctly different block to be made, "map" the other(s) in the same fashion to figure out those strip sets.

    also, check out this link to directions for making Irish Chains. to make your quilt, you'd just need to divide the big center blocks into individual blocks that are the same size as those that form the chain.

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/IrishChain/IrishChain.html

    go for it!!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    ok, sweetie. today is the day for you to discover that you can do some things without a pattern. :wink:

    good old graph paper and some color pencils are all you need to plan this quilt.

    "map" the quilt, then divide it into blocks. if it turns out that all the blocks can be the same, "map" one, then divide it into rows. those are your strip sets. if there is more than one distinctly different block to be made, "map" the other(s) in the same fashion to figure out those strip sets.

    also, check out this link to directions for making Irish Chains. to make your quilt, you'd just need to divide the big center blocks into individual blocks that are the same size as those that form the chain.

    http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/IrishChain/IrishChain.html

    go for it!!! :-)

    Actually, my first several quilts were done without a pattern, just by looking at a sample or similar quilt online, i can just figure it out. THEN, I learned that most of them have patterns and if you read the patterns, it can save a lot of time with tips and tricks. For example, my first trip around the world was done piece by piece, i didn't know about strip piecing, lol! took me forEVER!

    Thanks for the link, though, I went to check it out :)

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