There is a type of quilt known as the “Around the World” which is a neat looking concentric diagonal lines of little blocks. Eh, here is a picture. They are fun to look at, but I decided it was too much with this bright quilt.
I got this awesome fabric out of the bargain bin at Jo-Ann’s and have been wanting to do something with it for months. I love the idea of an earth quilt, but I’m not crazy about these primary colors. They are not very in style, and though I pretend not to care about these things, I care. HOWEVER, when I made my mountain quilt series, I decided that the scrappy vintage fabrics I had used to piece the backs would be a perfect fit, and set them aside.
When I pulled them out this evening, though, I didn’t like them anymore. Somehow, the stripes appeared on my desk and got sewed onto my map. I’m not sure how I feel about it. It is like a crazy circus map now. Matt says it needs a border, to tame it down, and also keeps saying things like, “I didn’t realize Tahiti was over here. Boy, the oceans are really big. Greenland isn’t that big, this must be a Mercator projection. Are Africa and Eastern Europe up to date here?” Maybe you can tell by how helpful he’s being, but he’s supposed to be writing a grant.
Since it’s technically still Wednesday, I’m going to share this over with the fun people at Freshly Pieced’s Quilt party ! If anyone has ideas on how to tame this down, let me know! I think I’m going to sit on it for a bit and work on piecing the back.