Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

I was so, so excited to receive an email from Renee inviting me to join the second round of the Sisterhood of the Traveling quilts!  Michelle and I are the newbies this year and I couldn't be more excited to join in the fun.   Last year, Renee, Jess, Ashley and Laura created some stunning quilts.   You can see all the progress and finishes on the #sisterhoodofthetravelingquilts IG hastag: go... take a look... right now!

image from Red Pepper Quilts

As soon as I received the email I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my starter.  I've been pretty obsessed with low volume fabrics for the better part of a year.  It's amazing how my tastes have changed since I started sewing because I used to not "get" the LV hype (I blame Rachel for converting me!)

(clockwise from top left) Native Quilt, IG Mini Swap for @j_q_adams made by @lorihartmandesigns, #SSRoundRobin pic by @goldwillow, Anna Maria Horner Hand Drawn Garden: Sketchbook

Here is the inspiration mosaic I posted on Instagram after accepting my invitation.  I think it's pretty obvious what I'm going for :)  I'm not a huge paper-piecer, so I didn't bother doing any feathers, but I wouldn't be opposed to having them either!  I plan to back the quilt with the AMH print, I bought 3 yards a while ago and have been saving it for the perfect quilt.

And here's my starter!  There are 3 Pow-Wow blocks from Cluck Cluck Sew, 3 diamonds from Elizabeth Hartman's Patchwork City (which I did end up paper-piecing because I hate templates even more), and a couple 16-patch blocks with half-square triangles thrown in.  Like the inspiration quilts, I want pops of bold, saturated color floating on a low volume background.  I'd prefer low volume fabrics that have a white/cream/beige/gray background as opposed to pastels.  The motifs will be anything with points (triangles, diamonds, stars, arrows, etc.).  I can't wait to see what this group of super talented ladies do!

The rest of the group exchanged at QuiltCon, so my starter is off to Ashley first, and I'm waiting with baited breath for Michelle's to arrive.  Our next swap will take place at the end of April where Ashley, Jess and I will be attending Mid Atlantic Mod :)


  1. I love the richer, darker colors you chose! So much closer to my style than the popular brights-with-LV going on lately. I can't wait to get it, it's going to so pretty when it's done!

  2. i cannot tell you how excited i am to get this quilt. really. SO FREAKING EXCITED. i love it so much. send it to meeeeeeeeeee.

  3. Can't wait to see how this turns out! The dark colors + lv are lovely. Great work! :)


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