Thursday, January 23, 2014

A new bee: Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

Stephanie of Spolgar Quilts recently asked me to join her new bee, based on the book Modern Bee. She wants us to challenge ourselves to really make these quilts unique and special. How could I turn that down? Forget the other deadlines...

 I designed the button using my most recent finish, Diamond in the Rough. I figured AMH fabrics would give the button the "zing" it needs. ;) We chose the name based on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books... flashback to middle school!

This first round includes Stephanie, myself, Laura of Little and Lots (who recently wrote a post here about Showcasing Your Quilts), Ashley of Wasn't Quilt in a Day, and Kim of Robot Mom Sews. I am so/sew excited!! I just pulled a preliminary pile of fabric (minus solids):

Initial fabric pull - SotTQ

I hardly ever work with black but I now love how it looks with jewel tones. You'll be seeing more of this quilt as I plan out my "starter block/section" during February. My quilt will always go to Ashley, and I happen to be meeting up with her in Feb. for the NJMQG meeting - therefore, it needs to get done before that! Then, Ashley will add onto mine, while I'm adding on to someone else's - and we keep passing them on. It's going to be way too fun.

Follow us along on our Flickr page and on Instagram (#sisterhoodofthetravelingquilts) to see our progress!


  1. Oh man this is going to be so fun! Someday I'll actually join a bee and be apart of the fun.

  2. So excited for this!! Thanks for making the adorable button! I'm so nervous tho!! I have zero ideas!! It will come..deep breath. Right? ;) Haha. Can't wait to see yours!!

  3. It does, indeed, sound like fun. Enjoy!

  4. That sounds fun! Our guild does a border around type of thing like that - you make a center and every month the quilt switches to someone else to add a border. And I know another quilter who passed quilts back and forth with her mom for a year doing the same - adding to what was put on before. It will be neat to see each of your "fingerprints" in the work you add to each other's quilts!


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