Friday, September 13, 2013

The Traveling Quilts are Traveling Again

I took a minute or two from my days at home to try and get caught up.  I've been behind on the traveling quilts and suffering from lame quilter guilt!  I've got two in the mail and on their way, Alissa's and Amber's.
For Alissa I made a few supernova stars.  The quilt really didn't need me to do any more piecing, so this is a starry medallion for the back.
 I only added one to the front, with just a tish of kona flame which is Alissa's favorite color.  It wouldn't be an Alissa quilt without a touch of flame.  Then I simply added two side borders to the quilt.  It was pretty busy already and I thought it needed a bit of open space to let everything else sing!
 Here's the one little touch of flame.
 Amber's also had a lot going on, but I latched onto one element, the unwinding spool of pink thread.  I love to make spools so I went for it and added a few more to the quilt.  A little repetition is a good thing.
 I free pieced the backgrounds and set them so they looked like they are bouncing down the side of the quilt.
 One quick announcement for you.  I wanted to let you know that my Craftsy class is on sale.  Just click to save 75% during the Craftsy Saleabration!  The sale is on through the 21st!
Have a happy weekend!  I'm teaching and may head over to RIOT FEST in Chicago to see my boy's band play.  Quilting and head banging music...what's better than that?


Tamie said...

Love your additions to the Traveling Quilts- the spools especially.

Star of the East said...

Gorgeous quilts!

Anonymous said...

Your quilts are so unique, love the designs!

The Calico Cat said...

What kona color is that yellow? Curry? Yarrow?

SusieDW said...

RE the first pic of the four blocks... precision. I wish I had that desire for precision. Lookin' good!

queenbeejewelgallery said...

Hi Jacquie!

I just took your class and enjoyed myself! I also wanted to let you know that I also registered for it because of your speech in the quilt con series. I really relate to "making" and cone from a long line of "makers."

Also, which part of Canada are you from? I live in Victoria, BC!

Hope to talk soon!

One Shabby Chick said...

How did I miss this?? Oh my gosh, I'm in love! Those spools are so amazing! Love them!! And the supernovas look perfect in Alissa's quilt!!

britt schmiesing said...

those are some super awesome looking quilts!

Anonymous said...

Where does one look to join a traveling quilt project? They look like so much fun and the quilts always look so beautiful.

jeifner said...

I love seein these traveling quilts, they are beautiful and inspiring. The spools are a great addition and the quiet space on Alissa's works so well. Love the colors too and the little bit of flame.