I actually like this quilt. It was my second Trip Around the World (TATW). I pieced it the old fashioned way - 1 square at a time. :o) Also that narrow inner border - I "messed up" everytime (I measured how long the pieced should be incorrectly about 8 times total!), but it is a hand dyed and was very forgiving. The outer border is a commercially printed fabric that I found after I pieced the top - amazing when you see how well they match - even in real life! Don't you feel better knowing that I did not do the equavalent of crumb piecing with my scraps! Another couple of notes: this piece used both hand dyeds and commercially printed fabrics in the body & border. One of the commercially printed fabrics gradiated from dark to light - I used the darkest parts and the lightest parts in this piece. As a matter of fact, the darkest/biggest round is that fabric (the lightest part is near the striped fabric). I have no idea what happened to the mediums. :o)
I had seen a TATW in a magazine that had fish and seaweed and stuff appliqued on top of it and that was my plan with this quilt, only after all of the effort that I put into piecing this there was no way that I was going to applique on top of it!
So the fishies are on the back. (One of my first non-muslin backs.) I was actually going to try to "broidery perse" them onto the top in a pleasing manner - can you say UFO... That is exactly what would have happened! Instead I have a beautiful "art quilt." Hey, it hangs on my wall as art...
Also on the back you can see some of Judy's quilting.
no lable... but I made this in about 2001/2002. I call it "A Trip Around the Ocean."