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Traveling Quilts ~ Round Two

Pennys Quilt After

I’m having so much fun each month with The Traveling Quilts bee – both creating blocks and watching the rest of the group work. (If you aren’t familiar with the bee, see this and this.) For round two, I received Penny’s blocks from Jacquie. Penny started her quilt with the “Grow” section with the sprouts and the basket. I think we can all agree that she is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G paper piecer. Jacquie added the perfect selection of scrappy tulips.


I decided that every garden needs a sun to grow – so I made a sunshine using this template from the Purl Bee. I was inspired to use this pattern by Jeni’s color wheel. I think this was my first time making a circle. It wasn’t so bad! Lots of pins though. My blocks looked like torture devices as I was sewing them. The quilt blocks are now off to Ashley, I can’t wait to see what she adds!

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20 Responses to “Traveling Quilts ~ Round Two”

  1. 1

    I love how this quilt is progressing. I think your addition of the sun is perfect. I love the way you have strip pieced the rays!

  2. 2
    Amy says:

    What fun! Anyone along the line can choose to put the blocks together right?

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      Faith says:

      Yes! I was thinking about doing it this round, but I just wasn’t sure I was ready to have the quilt “committed” to a layout just yet.

  3. 3
    Margaret says:

    This is awesome and looks like so much fun.

  4. 5

    I love this whole series you guys are doing. So fun watching those quilts travel around and see each person’s interpretations. Your sun looks great!

  5. 6

    WOW! This bee is the most inspiring thing I’ve seen in a while! You all are amazing!!

  6. 7

    What fun to watch how this is coming together. I love your addition of the sun!

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    randi says:

    Oh, that sunshine block is so pretty, Faith! It’s seems so happy!

  8. 9
    elsa says:

    Love this block and your interpretation of it! Brilliant (as in sunshine)!

  9. 10
    Kati R. says:

    What a beautiful block. I love the white in every other wedge, can’t wait to see how it’ll turn out at the end!

  10. 11

    Oh these are gorgeous! I esp. like your sunny sun! Wouldn’t it be lovely done in rainbow colours too! Jxo

  11. 12

    Oh wow – these are all beautiful but yours is stunning! Love it!!!

  12. 13
    Ashley says:

    Looks like lots of fun! I think that the sun was a perfect addition :) Have a great day!

  13. 14
    happy zombie says:

    I love your sunshine so much, Faith! And I would not be able to commit to putting it together either – it’ll be the same for me, I’m sure! Unless I was the end person, then it’d be so much fun! Penny is going to have one awesome quilt!

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    Katy says:

    Love all the elements in this! Co-incidentally I just got an e-mail from the person currently working on my travelling quilt (which is secret) who was having a little wibble!

  15. 16
    nicke says:

    wow! this is so great!

  16. 17

    oh how I love all those blocks! My traveling bee is on it’s second month and it is so fun. We are still keeping things a secret.

  17. 18

    This is so much fun to watch. And inspiring me to actually start my own round robin! Beautiful sun that you added!

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    Laurie Brady says:

    i just found your website and i love it. i will deffinitely come back.

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    Kelley says:

    HOw did you do the lettering in the Grow square that is so cool and I love the yellow sun you made its just so fun

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