Well, if this wasn’t one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life, I don’t know what is. Joining this fabulous group of ladies has already proven to be so much fun – and I can’t wait to see what we come up with next. You can read more about each member at their blogs,and I highly recommend book marking all of these blogs as they are some of my absolute favorites.
Stephanie of www.spolgarquilts.wordpress.com
Ashley of www.wasntquiltinaday.wordpress.com
Laura of www.littleandlots.wordpress.com
Jess of www.quiltyhabit.blogspot.com
Renee of www.quiltsofafeather.com
This month I got to work on Jess’ quilt. I’ve shared about Jess before – but I just love her. She recently made me a beautiful wall hanging It took me a while to focus in on what I wanted to add to her started. This quilt was difficult for me: partially because her color scheme includes all of my favorite colors, and partially because her directions were open to any blocks. Well, eventually I narrowed in on Churn Dash blocks – and THEN she wrote a post about how they were her favorite blocks. Welllllll, hey, I can read your mind, Jess!
I decided to narrow down the colors I contributed to hot pinks and purples (her favorite!)
Plus, I know she loves AMH just as much as me 🙂
Then I chain pieced away forever.
And finished three blocks:
Tonight I’ll be putting these little pieces into mini 3 inch churn dash blocks:
I hope she loves these churn dash blocks!
There’s something incredibly fun and inspiring about contributing to a round robin style quilt. I love seeing the inspiration quilters start with and trying to add cohesive parts.
NOW. Here’s some amazing stuff for your eyes. I’ve talked about Renee over at Quilts of a Feather before. She was definitely the first quilty friend that I made, and she has been so generous, loving, and supportive of me. She is truly a wonderful friend, and I have been so inspired by her quilts. Like, you should have already clicked on her link by now to be inspired. (No, really. Do it!) She’s sent me a beautiful wall hanging that inspired me to try FMQing, and randomly surprises me with awesome fabric – which now resides as pillows in my house! Well, this month she had my quilt starter.
Y’ALL. I thought I loved my quilt starter…
Here it is on Renee’s wall… pretty, right?
Wait for it.
Is she a genius, or is she a genius?!
She posted snapshots of her work as she went on Instagram so I thought I was prepared to see what she created. Not even close. When I saw the final product of her work this month, my mouth literally dropped. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone over to her blog to look at this picture, but I will say that she has completely made my month with this beautiful work. This is beyond anything I could have ever imagined, and I love where she took this quilt. I love everything about this, from the fussy cuts, to the fabrics, to the low-volume fabrics she used. You can read about her process here.
So, tell me. Are you inspired to join a round robin quilt bee now?
As for me, I better go back to work on Jess’ because Renee’s work has inspired me even more…