Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Traveling Quilts (part 2)

My boarding pass!

I'm back today with some catch-up stuff for The Traveling Quilts. (Unfamiliar with The Traveling Quilts? More info in my Part 1 post.) After I finished my initial piece and sent it on its way to Amber in Hawaii, I began planning my addition to Ashley's quilt. Here's what she pulled together to begin her journey:

The (new!) start for my traveling quilt...
Picture courtesy of Ashley @ Film in the Fridge

Yeah, trying to add improv blocks to Ashley's amazing start was just a bit intimidating. A tough act to follow, for sure! I decided to just pull together a few more building blocks for the quilt without trying to put anything together just yet. After all, it was still early in the bee.

Here's what I came up with:

Ashley's Blocks (1)

Ashley's blocks (2)

Ashley's original blocks

Ashley's original blocks

More of Ashley's original blocks


After those were safely packaged up and sent on to Amber, I eagerly awaited my next parcel. That Traveling Quilt was Faith's (of the popular Fresh Lemon Quilts.)

The Traveling Quilts - Constellation
Photo courtesy of Faith @ Fresh Lemon Quilts

Faith decided on a "Constellation" theme and used the bright colors of the rainbow. I just knew right away that I wanted to make a nice big Swoon star to feature in Faith's quilt. I had a ball choosing some fabrics somewhat outside my comfort zone and customized the fabric placement in the pattern to feature several colors at once:


Traveling Quilts for Faith

I also made a few more smaller stars and even built upon some of Faith & Ashley's blocks. Again, because we were so early in the bee, I kept the stars unattached so they could be building blocks for a later quilter.

Traveling Quilts for Faith

Traveling Quilts for Faith

Next up: my blocks for Jacquie and Penny!

2 comments:

  1. That is so awesome. How lucky for those quilters to get such great additions, and what perfect decisions you made. Seems very intimidating to me!!!

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  2. These are so fun! Thanks for sharing them with us all!

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