FO: Around the world in 256 days

Amidst all the craziness in my life right now, I’m trying to take one day a week to get up to Mom’s and do some quilting. Not only do I get to spend time with her …

(she pieces while I use the longarm on the other side of the room -and Chevy keeps an eye on us both)… I also get away from the stress of the move.

This weekend, I picked the largest quilt to finish – Around the World in 256 Days.

That night, Rupert helped me with the binding, and by morning….

It finished up at 72″ square, so it’s perfect for a small bed, or a couch snuggle. Since I made it as a Leader/Ender quilt, it almost feels like it came together from thin air.

The pattern is called Around the World, and it’s a great pattern for scraps.

You can use a pile of disparate fabrics, and it’s not until you step back that you see the pattern emerge between the colours and the neutrals

I had this beautiful dark olive green floral for the back, and I’m happy to say I’ve got quite a bit left. It will defitely feature in another quilt.

But for now… this one is in the shop and ready for a new home!

9 thoughts on “FO: Around the world in 256 days

  1. What a beautiful scrap buster! My Mom had a cabinet with a knee control, too. I loved that feature. I have a foot control that likes to scoot away from me all the time.


  2. Shirley Elliott

    That is such a pretty quilt and all leaders/enders! I love the binding which seems to have all colors in the print. Rupert must have been very helpful to have all that binding stitched down in one evening.


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