Monday, January 17, 2011

Trip Around the World

After seeing a number of "Trip Around the World" quilts being made, I looked up some directions.   Then I picked out strips from a Bali Pop that I had bought a while back.  I sewed two sets of strata from similar colors and started.   I think I know one reason this is called a Trip Around the World.  After you get it done, you feel like you walked around the world. At least that is how I felt.  Ha ha.  The squares in this are all 2 inches. I have to say that after a bit of ripping and re-sewing, it came out pretty good. See:
 I am thinking that part of my inspiration for this may have been this window grate from my trip to Mexico. I saw this and had to snap a photo.

The sun certainly adds a nice touch on this winter day. Hmm.... and thinking of that, how about a bit of spring (also from my trip -these were taken in January, but they make me think of spring)


I love looking at hibiscus. 

Within walking distance of where we stay is Santiago Park.  The church there is a lovely shade of yellow and I love the design also.  Here is a picture I took. 


(it looks a warmer yellow in person) 
Finally - just to make you long for summer even more - here is a picture that I took on January 7th at Sancristiano on the beach front. 

13 comments:

Rhonda said...

Great Trip Around The World...Gene...and WOW...2 inch squares.....way to go!!!!

Tonya said...

i'm loving that quilt...looks great...love those flowers....

ooglebloops said...

Not just pretty good - it's wonderful!!! Are any of those floral photos going to end up as paintings?

Cyndi said...

Fabulous! I love the Trip Around the World pattern...I have a quilt that I bought a long time ago in that pattern and it's one of my very favorites! I think you've done a wonderful job!

And more great photos...sigh* I'm so longing for summer! (The architecture of that church is fantastic!)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Kwilt Noob said...

Beautiful quilt, Gene! I love batiks, but have never worked with them before. I think your colors are just perfect for such a design. I am considering trying my hand at a cathedral window quilt, and I think batik might just be the way to go.
Once again, thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

Gene, the quilt looks wonderful! I really want to go to Mexico "someday". You are definitely keeping that dream alive!

Barb said...

One of the very first quilts I made (which was small) was the trip around the world made out of scraps from the kids clothes...I think my oldest sons has it right now.

Enjoyed your pictures.

Pat said...

Your quilt is terrific. I love hibiscus, too! I'm glad you said the church is a warmer yellow in person...I thought my eyes were acting up as it looked mostly white in the photo to me! LOL

Stray Stitches said...

Love the colors in your quilt! I could almost hear the surf on the beach from your photo and the hibiscus were beautiful. Ahhhh - for a little bit of warmth right now - but not summer hot - lol!

Marjorie said...

Wonderful quilt and really inspirational photos. The colors in that quilt are the most wonderful combination. Those photos should conjure up a few more quilts I think.

AMKreations said...

I really love the colors in your quilt! Your photos from Mexico are awesome too!

Barbara said...

Those warm photos were perfect on such a cold night! The quilt pattern is one of my favorites, your color combinations are beautiful!

Patti Williams said...

Beautiful pictures!