Wednesday, August 10, 2016

World Map Quilt




I don't usually buy pre-printed fabric panels for quilting, although there are lots of good ones on the market.  Last week, while at Joann's Fabric, I spotted a panel with a world map.  It was bright, colorful, and the lines of longitude and latitude were perfect for quilting lines.


When I was in school, the USSR was united and easy to spot on the map.  Since it broke apart,  I have never been able to keep all my "stans" straight, and they are all printed on this panel.  The quilt is the perfect size to cover a sleeping mat like the little ones use, and  a great learning tool for them and the rest of us.


For those of you looking for a quilting project that is not too hard, give this a try.  I think the panel was about  $7, and I used batting and a lining that I already had.  There is still plenty of time to get this done before Christmas!





The map even includes Easter Island.  Know where that is in 2 seconds or less?