Tip: Remember, you do not add a square to the center strip on the last half of the quilt. You build out from the center square that is on the first half, reversing the order of the strips.
Whenever I make an Around the World quilt, I am reminded of all the online friends around the world that I've made through my love of quilting. The ease of internet communication certainly has created the illusion of a much smaller world.
The two quilts shown below are both large snuggler quilts, almost twin sized. The one on the left belongs to my middle son, and the purple one is not yet quilted.
The last quilt photo, shown below, is one that uses the Around the World square as a medallion center, and was a gift to a friend.
I hope this tutorial and the photos inspire you to enjoy sewing an Around the World quilt of your own... they literally can be done very quickly, using strip piecing with rotary cutting tools.
I will post another tutorial soon with variations of this pattern.
The fall leaves are dropping fast, and soon the trees will be bare. There is a chill in the air these days, and the daylight hours are shorter. But we, who spend much of our lives at our sewing machines, just use this as an opportunity to make more quilts. I think of my quilts as a way to remind my family and friends how much I love them, and that reminder will be there long after I am gone... wrapping them in warm hugs.