This fall I was looking for a tutorial to remind me how to make the Scrappy Trips Around the World block, and I stumbled across this similar pattern: Many Trips Around the World. (You can see my first Scrappy Trip quilt here.) The tutorial for this quilt is really nothing more than instructions for a pattern of 2 1/2" squares that you lay out on your design wall. You can find the tutorial here.
My design wall was empty, so my son and I began playing with scrap squares of fabric.
I started this project thinking that it would be super colorful, using all the colors in my scrap bin. However, I quickly began editing and came up with this more limited palette - and I love it!
Once the squares were all laid out, I used the "Net piecing" method (aka 2-D piecing) to piece all the squares together.
When we were laying out this quilt, if we didn't have enough scraps of one fabric to make a complete "round," I substituted in a similar fabric. I love how this only becomes apparent when you study the quilt closely.
I backed this quilt in a wide-back gray and white star print by Elizabeth Hartman, and quilted diagonally through every-other row of squares.
Most of the squares of fabric used in this quilt were already in my scrap bin. I did end up having to cut some navy blue squares for the quilt, and then used that navy blue fabric to bind the quilt.
I wanted a throw size-quilt, so I laid my quilt out with 30 squares x 35 squares. Using my scrap 2 1/2" squares, the resulting quilt is roughly 60" x 70."