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Old 06-11-2013, 10:40 AM
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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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Old 06-11-2013, 11:04 AM
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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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http://www.quiltville.com/tatw.shtml
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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.

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had to put this in here, just to show another one done by a forum member http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...r-t223213.html
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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. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...h-t186247.html
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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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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