Then I saw this quilt made by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts on flikr and got inspired. I started pulling fabrics from my stash and came up with this. I had two 2-1/2" squares of the black fabric left from my fat quarter when I got done playing.
Without a doubt, this is the only kind of "Trip Around the World" that I'll be making in my retirement. I'm sure I'll make another quilt in this pattern -- I just don't plan to travel outside of the USA - there's too much here I haven't seen yet.