scrappy tripping

I don’t know where the days go to; certainly too fast to get much sewing done lately!
I mentioned months ago that I was doing a scrappy Round-the-world-trip quilt, and I had quite a few blocks finished early in the year. I was tired of it hanging around ! so decided to try and get it finished when I was away at the coast a few weekends ago. Here are all the blocks laid out:
rtw1
I only had a few to go to finish, but once they were done the next decision was to work out their arrangement. It is an interesting concept: the original RTW quilts used a limited colour palette with the colours arranged in a defined order to create the pattern. Using a scrappy arrangement of colours meant that there was no particular order but you could still see a pattern emerging by using a variety of darks and lights. Here is another arrangement I tried out:
rtw2
They are all sewn together now, but the next bit is to decide whether to add a border or two, and what colour will they be? Still thinking on that one.

And on another note, the Gatton Quilters are having an Airing of the Quilts on September 28:

Gatton Quilters Inc.

Celebrate 30 Years of Quilting in the Lockyer Valley

Airing of the Quilts

10 am to 3 pm

Saturday 28 September 2013
At
Gatton Historical Village
Freemans Road
Gatton.

Free entry
BYO Picnic Lunch

Musical entertainment by the
Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra

If you are in the area stop by!