Seems Like Scrappy Preview: Wayfarer

So far I've shown you quilts that use layer cakes, Tonga 6-packs and fat quarters, so today I'm going to show you a quilt that uses jelly rolls! Meet Wayfarer:
Photo provided by Martingale, photography by Brent Kane

I love Trip Around the World blocks. I just haven't made one yet... And I love Bargello quilts and the movement they give, but I haven't made one of those either. Instead I made Wayfarer which is my interpretation of what I like best in both of those styles in one quilt.

Obviously, this version of this quilt has a prominent secondary design with the brown tones in the center, but the neat thing is you can adjust the layout with your fabrics and whatever bolder tones speak to you when you're laying it out. I had just enough brown pieces in my blocks that this almost argyle criss-cross design emerged and it was too cool so I kept it that way.

I would like to make another version of this quilt and I attempted to start cutting out strips using my stash to make it even scrappier, but once I got elbow deep in my scraps I realized I didn't have as many prints as I thought I'd have and I might switch my plan to batiks, but I've moved onto other projects in the meantime...

Once I bust into my batik scraps, who knows, I may just make this bigger depending on how many different fabrics I pull!

Even though this quilt looks complex and it has lots of pieces, it is so quick to make! I promise! I combined some of the best tips and tricks I had up my sleeve to create this design and I'm sure you'll love it if you decide to make one too.

If you were making this quilt, what fabrics would you choose? I'd love to know what you think. I may even alter my plan a bit if you inspire me with something I hadn't thought of yet!

Also, don't forget, today is the last day you can enter into the drawing for $100 in free quilting! SAY WHAT?! Yeppers, you can win quilting services by me, for all of the details and how to enter, click here to go to the giveaway post. 

I've loved reading all of your comments and ideas. You all are a creative bunch and that's why I like you so much ;)

Alright, I will post a winner tomorrow and I have some amazing quilts to show you later this week!


  1. Is this a pattern in your book? or where could I get a pattern. This is so pretty it inspires me to want to make a similar one in blues. I would be a first time quilter - think I could handle it?


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