Here are the blocks that Jacquie made to kick off her quilt. Clearly she was going for a scrappy improvisational quilt using mostly solids.
After both Faith and Ashley made their additions, I received the package. One of the first things I did was begin trying to piece a few of the building blocks together, including my own additions along the way. In the photo below, the top 3/4 of the big block were mostly made by others and I just figured out how to fit them all together. I also added the skinny row across the bottom of scrappy grey and navy squares with white centers.
I also made a rectangular block using some lighter shades to include with the traveling quilt. To be honest, I didn't think the colors fit in too well with everything else, but I had an urge to make it after seeing the colors together and was curious to see if a later quilter could figure out a way to make it work (with a note included saying that I was totally OK if this block didn't make it in to the final quilt.)
And, I made one more addition to the building blocks pile before sending everything along to Amber. I introduced just a bit of pattern here with the fantastic chevron print on the upper left.
At last check, Jacquie's quilt was looking spectacular. Here it is after a few more additions when it was about to depart Monica's house:
Photo courtesy of The Happy Zombie
Next in the queue was Penny's fun quilt. Penny decided on a "grow" theme, with things like flowers and flowering pots in bright, vibrant colors on a fresh white background. Here's part of Penny's initial piece.
Photo courtesy of Penny @ sewtakeahike
When I received Penny's parcel, I quickly decided that, in addition to water, Penny's flowers needed sunlight in order to grow. I ordered the "Sunrise" paper-piecing pattern from Carolyn Friedlander's shop and got to work. Once I started making sunrise blocks, I just couldn't stop!
Here's what Penny's quilt was looking like after a few more stops, as it was about to leave Elizabeth's house:
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth @ Oh Fransson!
See what I mean? These quilts just get better and better with everyone's additions. In my next post I'll share my additions to both Dan's and Monica's quilts.