Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

Y’all.  IT’S HERE.  I’m going to try to put into words how much I love this quilt, but it’s going to be hard!  Doing this Round Robin style bee with Renee, Laura, and Jess has been the most freeing experience ever.  It’s taught me that not controlling projects can be beautiful, and it’s shown me just how wonderful they are as friends.  (Which I knew, but seeing how much they “get me” has been such a fun experience.)  (To see Jess’ finished quilt top, go here.)

 Yesterday I got to meet up with Jess so she could hand it over in person.

photo 1We enjoyed catching up and talking about our other bee mates.  We truly wished we all could have been together yesterday!  I was like a little kid in the candy shop seeing my package.  There has been so much love and thought put into this quilt.  Unfortunately it was incredibly windy yesterday so we didn’t get any shots of us looking at it outside like crazy quilt ladies, but the second I got home I was laying out the quilt and looking at the next border that Jess and I collaborated on!

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Up next is a border or orange peels.  I will be making the other two sides and then putting it all together.  I might be adding a thin border in between these two borders, but that will come as soon as I make all of the orange peels!  I’ve pulled out the mustard yellows and low volume fabrics I plan to use from my stash (hence my link up to Sunday Stash!) and now I just need to print off the template.  Ahhhhh.  It’s so close to being done!


I’m leaning towards doing just oneeeee moreeee border, but we shall see.  Last night I had so much fun going through all of the fabrics in the quilt and looking at the details.  They truly turned this quilt into something extremely beautiful.  I can’t get over how much thought they put into each border, and I love how they colors play together.  These three ladies were the three bloggers that I commented on first when I started this crazy adventure 1.5 years ago, and I couldn’t be happier that we’ve done this bee together.  I love having a piece of each of them in my house.  This quilt is going to be a family heirloom forevaaaaaaa.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you Renee, Laura and Jess.  I love you ladies more than Chicopee.

Disclaimer: Ignore any threads on my rug.  A quilter lives here.

16 thoughts on “Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

  1. I love it!!! It doesn’t even look like multiple people worked on it. You should enter it in the group or bee category for Quiltcon. I love the orange peel border that is being added now, and look at all the AMH 🙂

  2. I literally squeeled when I saw this! So beautiful. YES to a thin border between the bricks and the orange peel border. Dark purple maybe? And if you don’t hold up your plans to finish this quilt with a Social Climber border I will come out there myself and do it! You really must do it, IT HAS BEEN FORETOLD. And everything we’ve done was leading up to it.

  3. This Medallion is spectacular Ashley. I love the colour combination, I love each border and I have loved seeing sneak peeks of it over the months. Stunning. I can not wait to see how you quilt it.

  4. It’s gorgeous. It’s great fun to be part of an online Bee. I’m meeting up with the members of a bee I’ve been part of on Friday where we will hand the quilt tops back to the owners.

  5. Now that I’m looking at a larger pic of it I agree, it needs a thin purple border! You guys got me hooked on that pretty sketch!!

  6. Love those yellows and LV. That is one beautiful quilt. You are right, each border complements the whole and adds some really cool variation.

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