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Traveling Quilts ~ Round Three

May was the third round of The Traveling Quilts bee. (You can see more about the bee here, Round 1 here and Round 2 here. This month I worked on Dan’s quilt.

Dan started his quilt with scrappy green circles. In round one, Penny had the guts to cut one of them right in half! (She’s cool like that.) Jacquie created a moon rising section of the quilt.

So…this was the first round where I felt like I had a vision of how I wanted to combine some of the rest of the group’s blocks and start forming the quilt top. I really thought that Penny’s section and Jacquie’s section were meant to be sewn together, right where the negative space intersected. (See below where the Ash and White meet.)

Then for my addition, I added a scrappy section of diagonal turquoise piecing. I actually started working before reading Dan’s journal of inspiration, but it all worked out because in his journal, he wrote that he was inspired by Lu Summers, specifically this style of quilt. I think by breaking from the beginning theme of curves, I went in the direction of that inspiration. Also, in a nod to Lu, I add in some of her new fabric line Summersville. Finally, I think the vertical strip of turquoise echo’s the vertical strip that Penny added when she cut into one of Dan’s original circles.

The quilt is now off to Ashley!

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15 Responses to “Traveling Quilts ~ Round Three”

  1. 1
    Marika says:

    I love seing what all you guys do. It’s so beautiful !
    And I love the turquoise with the green. It’s perfect !

  2. 2
    Dayna says:

    It look really awesome…very modern!

  3. 3
    Ella says:

    That’s going to be a stunner…

  4. 4
    Tracie says:

    I love seeing the progression of the piece with so many creative minds and hands along the way.

  5. 5
    Dan says:

    The turquoise and diagonal strips are perfect! This keeps getting better and better. Thank you so much, Faith!

  6. 6
    Jacey says:

    I love your addition! I’ve really enjoyed the progression of these quilts! I’m in a small bee that is planning to do our next round in the same fashion. I think it’s such a fun way to participate in quilt-making with friends!

  7. 7
    Jessica says:

    That looks wonderful! It’s really fun to see these quilts coming together and all the additions that are made! :)

  8. 8
    Natalie says:

    I love seeing the evolution of these quilts! Such a cool idea for a bee :)

  9. 9
    nicke says:

    wow faith! it is going to be beautiful! x

  10. 10

    looks absolutely great Faith!!!

  11. 11
    Krista says:

    Neat! Glad I stumped upon this :D

  12. 12

    I’m following along because my traveling bee has me stumped. This looks really good, Faith

  13. 13

    Ooh, that’s a bold (and very good) move. It must be so much pressure to take some of these next steps after so much work has already been done. Thanks for linking to the previous versions!

  14. 14
    Kara says:

    That is really awesome!

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    Lynne says:

    What fun! Maybe one day, when I grow up as a quilter…

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