26 November 2014

Round Trip Quilts - Second Round!

This round was extra challenging - because the blocks I recieved hadn't been put together yet! I decided that my goal was going to be to combine at least some (if not all) of the blocks.Kim started the center, and she made some great blocks. And Heather added an amazing section.

These blocks are larger than they appear.
The smallest one is about 12.5" square. 

These blocks are smaller than they appear.
About 4" square. 

The dilemma I faced was the scale of the blocks. And, while they are intricate and beautifully worked, there wasn't a place for your eye to rest as it moved around. I decided I needed to make a focus point for this quilt, especially if I was going to combine the blocks. I ended up making a rocky mountain puzzle block, and adding then I split that herringbone block and used it as a sort of sashing.

Round Trip Quilts - Second Round
Here it is!

I think that it maintains the original feel, while allowing your eye to travel along and rest at certain spots. I love how all the 'x' blocks work both as a border and as a their own little block in the corner. I wasn't confident in my ability to incorporate the other blocks without more 'block surgery', so I decided to refrain and send them along to Jennifer. Good luck, and can't wait to see what you do with them! If you want to see the progress others have made, check in at my Round Trip Quilts tab.


  1. Wow, that was a major puzzle and you did a fabulous job putting it together! What a creative solution. What you have put together looks like it was meant to be. I'd say you were extremely successful in conquering that challenge! :)

  2. I love what you did, spliting the herringbone piece was a great idea!!!

  3. Congratulations on starting the form of this quilt - it really needed a great eye and I think you did a perfect job!

  4. This looks awesome! I cannot wait to work on this one.

  5. Great job! I love the way you put these pieces together. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when I get it, after Jennifer has her turn.


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