Trip Around the World

This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on January 8, 2010.


This quilt is a variation of the drunkard’s path called “trip around the world.”  I began hand piecing the individual 3.25 in blocks in the mid-1990s thinking I might make a full or queen size bed quilt.  I was doing to feature the different variations of the drunkard’s path.   My project got pushed aside as I made nieces and nephews quilts.  In 2006, I put together the 100 blocks into a wall hanging.  The blocks are hand pieced, but then machine sewn together.  I hand quilted this one.  The quilt is 41.5 inches square (or maybe not, as it doesn’t hang quite even).

The quilt is a charm quilt, as each block contains a different fabric.  Here are some close photos to show some of the fabrics.

This one shows the back so the quilting can be seen.

Here is an orphan block using the variation “Boston Trail” or “falling timbers.”

About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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