09 March 2012

The Traveling Quilts

I've jumped into a round-robin style quilting bee with 10 crazy-talented modern quilters from all over the country.

We all started a section of a quilt this month and sent it off to another quilter in the group who gets to add to the quilt any way they choose. This will go on for a year, with only the sneakiest sneak peeks to show the development of the individual quilts. In the final round, we'll each finish, quilt and bind a project, then send it on the the person who crafted the original blocks. Each month I'll be receiving a project from Monica, and sending a project to Penny.

These are my four seed blocks. My first idea was to do similar shapes, but with a light blue patchwork instead of the white and gray solids. But I quickly decided that would be a) too busy; and b) a lot like a color blindness test. 

I made the green patchwork by sew/cut/sew/cut/sewing width-of-fabric strips. There was a fair amount left over, and I packed it up with the first four blocks, in case anyone finds it useful as they add to the composition. I can't wait to see where this ends up.


  1. Wow they look amazing. I am in love with the colour green! Can't wait to see the progress updates =D

  2. I can't wait to see where these go! I love all of the different shades of green and the little peek of the humming bird.

  3. They look great...It will be so interesting to see the finished quilts.

  4. That sounds really interesting! Your fabric and colour choice is really good! I love those blocks - especially with the 'piece from circle'! Thank you for inspiration to sew/cut/sew/cut...
    x Teje

  5. I can't wait to see what you all create!

  6. Intriguing! Do you each select your own fabrics to add also?