Ever see a quilt and wonder *why* the quilt maker made it a certain way?
Well~this quilt certainly has me scratching my head and wonder *why* I made it like I did!
*Why did I only put two borders on it?
*Why did I choose rectangles?
*Why did I just chop off the rectangle border?
That's easy~to make the border fit! LOL
I made this quit about 4 years ago as a learning tool for DD's Girl Scout troop. At the time, the whole Girl Scout group celebrated International Thinking Day. Each troop would pick a country, prepare a display, dress in appropriate clothing, give out a food sampling, display the country flag, make a swap and a stamp/sticker for the other scouts' passports that visited our country. That year, our troop chose Kenya. So when I found the world map fabric, I made a quick quilt to show exactly where Kenya was located. (I think this is why the quilt only has 2 borders~time crunch.)
The backing fabric has animals one might find in Kenya.
I had planned to leave this with the Scout leader after we moved but DD begged that I make the leader another quilt and keep *her world*. Okay.
Well DS commandeered the *world* and hung it on his wall in his bedroom. DD was very sad.
(Like my long story? still with me?)
In the meantime, I have been looking for another world map panel. I found one on the clearance rack at Walmart* a few months ago.
Ta~Da...DD's remake of the scouts' world map. DD had picked out teal fabric but it really didn't match so she switched to purple. Definitely a little too *girly* for another *boy* to steal. I did add a coping strip on the bottom~which helped the bottom to match up but I still needed to hack a little off the top border to make it fit.
Do you suppose these panels are printed just a tad crooked?!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :)