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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    June 8, 2012

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

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    June 8, 2012

    It look really awesome…very modern!

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    June 8, 2012

    That’s going to be a stunner…

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    June 8, 2012

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

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    June 8, 2012

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

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    June 8, 2012

    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!

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    June 8, 2012

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

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    June 8, 2012

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

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    June 8, 2012

    wow faith! it is going to be beautiful! x

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    Claudia @ Machen und Tun

    June 9, 2012

    looks absolutely great Faith!!!

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    June 10, 2012

    Neat! Glad I stumped upon this 😀

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    diane stanley

    June 10, 2012

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

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    June 14, 2012

    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!

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    June 21, 2012

    That is really awesome!

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    June 24, 2012

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


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