Friday, October 7, 2016

Round 1

Ooh, this was exciting and nerve-racking! I got my good friend Darci's starter block in the travelling quilt bee I'm doing with six friends, four of them virtual from Instagram.

It's so tough to narrow down what to add, and I may have gone a bit overboard. The colours of her block did throw me for a bit of a loop. I tried to pick fabrics for my blocks that co-ordinated, while adding in a few new colours. The only real request she had was for us to add a bit of black.

Right away I knew I wanted to make friendship stars - six for the six of us in the bee. Black seemed the perfect fabric for the bright colours I picked for those. Because her starter block was relatively simple with a classic patchwork look, I thought flying geese would go well. For some continuity, I picked just purple and green fabrics with some having accent colours like those in her block. And then text fabrics for the background for a little splash of my favourite. I was gonna stop there, but then I saw this double friendship star block and it just seemed such a perfect fit! For those I really tried to pick up the colours of her starter block. Almost all the fabric I used was Tula and Alison Glass - favourite designers for both of us.

Here's what I made ...

And here they are on her starter block:

I am really happy with how it turned out. This is a really fun project with so much to look forward to seeing. Not just what people add to your quilt, but also what people add to quilts after you. Every couple months it's an exciting new reveal!

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