Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Project Quilting Road Trip Challenge

It was a busy weekend, full of important tasks like keeping the giraffes at the zoo well fed, attending graduation parties, backyard campfires, reading bedtime stories, working in the garden, and of course checking out the pool (whew, now I need a rest).

But before the weekend was too far underway, I was able to get this project finished before the deadline for this week's Project Quilting Challenge. The theme was Road Trip, so I made a Trip Around the World quilt.

I left a couple passes of the diamond shape light colored fabrics so I could stitch in a favorite quote by J.R.R. Tolkien. To do that, I first marked the words on the finished quilt top.

Then I layered the quilt top, batting and backing the usual way and with 12 wt brown Sulky thread, I quilted through all the layers to thread paint the words. To keep with the theme, the rest of the quilting was done in an all-over meander.

These are 2" finished squares. I pieced it quickly by sewing 2 1/2" strips together and formed a tube, subcut that and then sewed the strips together again. I made mine a little differently, but you can find a great tutorial on how to make a quick Trip Around the World quilt on the Quiltville blog.

If you know any Tolkien fans, this quilt is also for sale in my etsy shop.

To see the other wonderfully creative Project Quilting entries for this week, and to cast your vote for your favorite to be entered into the public giveaway go to Kim's blog here. Thank you for the votes on my last Project Quilting entry, my Rectangles Tote came in 2nd in the Public Vote :)

"Not all those who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
I think this quote is particularly appropriate to those of us who wander the blogs :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


DownHome Designs said...

I love the quote on your quilt and that you did it in script. It looks very pretty.

Dawn said...

It turned out really nice, Dawn! I am busy unquilting my store sample:( lol