To begin with, this quilt ws made by my friend Beth. I instantly fell in love with the quilt & concept! You see she took a traditional enough pattern, Trip Around the World and made it new by replacing some of the squares with bigger squares of a novelty print. (Close-ups below.)
I like the quilting too - 1/4 from the seam on two sides only, instead of all 4 as you would think using the 1/4 inch from the seam method. Actually, (upon closer inspection of the center close-up, if she continued with her quilting method, the very center would have had quilting 1/4 from all four seams... Even more interesting in my book. (She did not quilt through the Pandas.)
I also like the fabric choices, but I always do like Beth's choices - she has a great eye for which fabrics to use and an awesome stash!
Any how, since I have too many "squares" in one panel that I purchased (I'll use the term "squares" loosely because my panel has a variety of different square and rectangle shapes) for my original plan, this will be another way for me to use the panel.
Hopefully the picture of my panel is here (Fancy Cats Gallery) for a reminder and an explaination of what I meant by "squares." (it is also on the equilter website - where you can see more of the panel.) I also have quite a few of the "go withs" and 1 or 2 of her other cat pieces...
My Trip squares will have to be bigger so I don't lose the effect/proportion. And I may use more than 5 "replacements." - maybe 9 total adding another in each of the corners, but keeping it asymetrical.
There is no border on this quilt - which is good to see, becasue I have in the past chosen not to add a border & wondered about that choice afterwards... This once again goes to show that the quilt will tell you when it is done.