I just finished up my first month in a traveling quilt bee I joined called Circle 7.
We chose to share the progress of the quilts since none of us could stand trying to keep a secret for a year.
So, here is my addition to Jennifer’s quilt:
She sent me her starter which included a long herringbone piece and the star block below.
She also created a Pinterest board with inspiration ideas here.
I started by making two triangle borders using solids and shot cottons and then decided it would be fun to make some churn dash blocks and make log cabin centers like in her original block to tie everything in.
I also discovered that washi tape is amazing for piecing together paper piece templates because it tears just like paper when you’re finished!
After putting the churn dash up I got an urge to cut apart the herringbone piece and use it to make a larger starter block.
I folded it up and put it on my design board to see what it might look like. I really liked the look but decided to think on it for a bit because I was nervous about cutting her block apart!
And then I decided to just go for it since that was the point of the bee! Thankful that she liked it. Such a thrill to just fly by the seat of your pants and sew!
Here’s my finished addition and extra herringbone piece mailed off to the next friend on the list, Val.