Friendship Bracelet Quilt – A Quilt Journey Quilt

Friendship Bracelet Quilt Row for Cara's Quilt #quiltjourney
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 Friendship Quilt #quiltjourney my herringbone polka dot rainbow row.
Cara’s Vision for the quilt
Cara's Friendship Quilt #quiltjourney my herringbone polka dot rainbow row.
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?!

 

 

Cara's Friendship Quilt #quiltjourney my herringbone polka dot rainbow row.
Main Body of the Row
Cara's Friendship Quilt #quiltjourney my herringbone polka dot rainbow 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.

 

Friendship Bracelet Quilt Row for Cara's Quilt #quiltjourney
Friendship Bracelet Quilt Row for Cara's Quilt #quiltjourney
Friendship Bracelet Quilt Row for Cara's Quilt #quiltjourney
Friendship Bracelet Quilt Row for Cara's Quilt #quiltjourney
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!!

 

Friendship Bracelet Quilt Row for Cara's Quilt #quiltjourney

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.

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7 thoughts on “Friendship Bracelet Quilt – A Quilt Journey Quilt

  1. What a great idea, and I do love the polka dots!! I have some of that grey with the circle around the dot: LOVE that one!! 🙂 Will you be making one for you to keep? You should: it's a really great set of patterns!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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