Friday, June 9, 2017

Coast to Coast Traveling Bee {Month #4}

This month for the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee, I got my blocks done especially early! I made blocks this month for Chelsea, and she requested the blocks be built around a set of Alison Glass charms from a fabric swap. 

She also listed "New Hampshire" as an inspiration and I decided that I would do some research and find a New Hampshire quilt block. In doing some searching, I decided to do one state block for each of our participants!

Here are all of my blocks:


Some of the patterns I used exactly as the original pattern, some of the patterns I adapted the sizes to be able to make better use of the charm squares included.

Maryland: adapted from 50 State Blocks, sized up from 12" finished to 20" finished.


Pennsylvania Parade: from Block Central. 12" finished


California: from Quilters' Cache, 12" finished.


Martha Washington Star: own tutorial, sized up from 12" finished to 14" finished


New Hampshire Star: from Quilter's Cache, 12" finished


Texas Tears: From Civil War Quilts - Barbara Brackman, sized up from 8" finished to 9" finished.


These are already on their way to Audrey! It's hard to believe that the next quilt I work on will be the last one before my quilt comes back to me! Summer just finished her additions to my quilt and I absolutely love it!


Happy Friday! I am off to Wisconsin for a wedding this weekend! :)

3 comments:

  1. I really like your idea to make blocks for the states of the participants! I hope you have a great time this weekend. And whaaaat? Only one more quilt to work on in this bee? Crazy!!

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  2. Love the idea of the state blocks! The Texas Tears is one I've seen recently. A member of a local bee is moving up to the Seattle area, and we all made blocks for her and incorporated them into a nifty bag that she can tote her projects around in! One of the ladies made that Texas Tears block. I just love the color combo you used - bright and bold - that's Texas!

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  3. I LOVE that you used state blocks. It's pretty fabulous. These blocks are so fun all together. I'm really excited to add to this and see what C does with all of them! :)

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