Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

April is the end of our first round of quilt trading in our progressive quilts bee, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts. Six of us send around quilts that we started, and get them back as tops after a year. You can read more about my quilt starter and the fabric/ideas I sent out here and here.

I received Ashley's quilt starter, a row of gigantic green flying geese, at QuiltCon in February. She asked for a rainbow row quilt - pick a block (or a myriad of blocks) and create one riotous colorful 72" row of them. She had jokingly suggested that I make purple churn dashes (I love purple and she made churn dashes on my last quilt) and I figured I might as well! Though, I did weep a little as I cut into the last of my cerise Domino Dots. I guess it's for a good cause, because Ashley loves that print. :)

I always forget how much longer churn dashes take to make, even when I chain piece. I made three sizes (9", 6", and 3") and offset the smaller ones with purple scraps. I am really pleased with my row and I can't wait to see what Laura adds as the next quilter! P.S. I swear my row is straight - it's just the only angle I could take the picture in my apartment with some daytime light. :)

I considered taking a break from this bee because it is so much work, but we changed it to 2 months in between each quilt and I just love my beemates. I'm glad I stuck with it. :)

Now... to clean up all the purple scraps and start making for the next deadline!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.


  1. It looks great and is so appropriate for your addition to Ashley's quilt; especially since she actually specifically requested it! :)

  2. Nicely done. I can see how hard it would be to let go of being part of the group.

  3. Love the mix of sizes you used! How am I going to make only one row?!

  4. Such lovely churn dashes! I love the purple, it is perfect! I have been wanting to try out making a churn dash block, thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. perfect, and so you :) I have a HY of cerise domino dots I'd be willing to share with you if you need them!


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