After picking out fabrics for the fabrics in the quilt, I rendered it in Photoshop, to make sure my choices would work well together. I'm pretty happy with the color blending, and the nice round number of 10 fabrics.
The best part about the Trip Around the World pattern? Because it's a strip quilt the top goes together REALLY fast! I got the strips all cut out in an hour, and pieced in another.
The loops were pressed and cut down in another hour or so... Here they are all laid out ready to be pieced:
And 1 of the 4 quarter sections all pieced:
And here it is laid out on the floor, so you can see how the blocks go together. Have I mentioned that I love how quickly this pattern goes together?