Quilt Pattern/Name: Around the World
Quilt Size: 45 1/2 inches by 45 1/2 inches
Quilt Maker: pieced and machine quilted by Ann Tarabini
Quilt Completion Date: finished in 2014
Extra Information: This is a fun quilt to make that can be put together very quickly. It’s a great project for beginner quilters as it is small and requires minimal sewing skills. Start with one 7″ square in the center. Then chose another fabric and cut out 4 blocks to surround the center. Continue picking fabric and adding around the previous row – hence the name “Around the World”. Click here for a free video and pattern.
The colors in this quilt reminded me of a skirt I made over 40 years ago. A piece of it was added in the bottom left corner. (Yes, I saved it all these years!) For the backing, I used a favorite paintbrush fabric. Surprisingly, the colors in this contemporary fabric were almost identical to the colors in my old skirt fabric.
I quilted this project using my sewing machine with a walking foot. It’s a manageable size for beginning machine quilters.