I finally got to do a little deadline – less sewing. It’s been a while, let me tell you. I pulled out the quilt for my friend Cara, meamom, who is part of a traveling quilt group I’m in, #quiltjourney. It’s been a while since I’ve worked on one of these quilts for all number of reasons. But I finally got a chance.
Cara’s Vision for the quilt
My Fabric Pull
Cara gave us permission to made a row that we thought represented ourselves and was roughly in a particular color scheme. I added a bit of blue to the color scheme because that is SO me. And I went with the polka dot idea and ran with it. I do love polka dots. Then the decision for the pattern. I was immediately drawn to an idea of herringbone patterns but with a color repeat like I made. It was A LOT like make a log cabin block and I love making those. So this was really fun for me. Plus, remember…POLKA DOTS! How can you not smile when you are working with polka dots?!
Main Body of the Row
Paper Piecing the Bracelet Ends
Each bracelet requires a large center design to the row and then the little woven ends of the bracelet along with a border. So this was completed in sections just like that. I made the center, then paper pieced the ends, and finally added in all my border pieces for a 60″ x 18″ row. And I’m kind of in love with it.
Plus I think it is already a nice blend of the other rows. There will be three or four more rows added before we piece it together. I can’t wait to see what everyone else makes and how all of our different rows look in one quilt. It’s such a great bee quilt idea!!
And now it’s off to the next person who will add another row that I know that will be radically different from mine because I know she has a different favorite palette from mine. Hers I’m predicting will include soft greens and pinks…and tone my row down again.