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Scrappy Trip Around the World Tutorial

By August 14, 2020 Blog, Scrap Busting, Tutorials

A trip around the world quilt is steeped in tradition. It’s a classic. In fact, I have one of these beautiful quilts made by my great grandmother. I thought it would be fun to draw on this connection to the past and create a scrappy trip around the world tutorial.

While someday I would love to make a quilt like my great grandmother’s. Today is not that day. I’m keeping it simple with smaller, jellyroll friendly blocks. You can find a great selection of jellyrolls here.

Or you can cut your own. I would recommend using an Accuquilt Go with the 2 1/2″ strip cutter. It will make cutting all those strips supper fast. I have a bunch of low volume prints I plan to cut this way. I plan on using various bright and bold strips to create my x and o’s. Looking forward to seeing how this evolves.

Don’t have a Go? Bummer! You could use the tips from my post on accurate cutting.

Depending on how you arrange your strips you can have a very scrappy quilt. My favorite kind!

Or one with a more controlled quilt like this trip around the world I helped my friend Cynthia create.

However you choose to create your quilt. I hope you will find my trip around the world quilt tutorial useful.

Make sure to share you quilts with me. You know I’d love to see what you have created. Email me or better yet, share it in my Facebook group.

One Comment

  • Jay says:

    Emily, I believe your Grandma’s quilt is a Trip variation called Boston Commons. I made one in the 90s from 25 different fabrics. The pattern wound up making TWO queen-size quilts in mirror-image progression. Unfortunately, I don’t have either of them to share with you.

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