The fifth and final Wonky wallhanging was finished by my deadline last night. It is the largest of the 5 finishing at 38″ across the top, 36.5″ across the bottom and 47″ tall. I haven’t thought of a name for it. I have one word names for the other 4.
Here it is on the left with 2 of the others from the series. This wall is 8′ across and too small to get all 5 pieces on at one time. This is the second one that I trimmed straight on the edges, like the top right one. The bottom right was left wonky as were the other two. I will make a collage with all 5 at a future date.
I have had questions about choosing fabrics for a Trip Around the World (TAW) quilt. I have set up the fabrics 3 different ways.
In the photo above there are 4 color groups arranged with the light touching the dark of the next color in line. This would make 4 rings in the “trip” with a bold impact. In the second photo the same groups are placed with the dark ends of 2 colors touching which in turn will make the light ends meet. With this arrangement there will be 2 rings in the “trip” with more of a blend. This link will take you to a post with a quilt made with this arrangement. Scroll down past the yellow quilt. it is made with rust/tuquoise/rose/purple.
This third photo is all of the same fabrics dealing with value only and mixing all 4 colors together. This is a colorwash TAW selection first showing the darks meeting and then……..
moving 1/2 of the pieces to the other end so the lights are meeting. Since it will be sewn into a tube these 2 photos give you the best image of what the whole tube will look like. I make most of my TAWs as a colorwash TAW, with as smooth of a blend as I can and one huge ring in the “trip”.