Monday, January 15, 2018

Coast to Coast Bee Round 2 {Starting My Quilt}

Because we had SO much fun last year, most of our Coast to Coast (C2C) Bee have returned for another year! Just a reminder of my quilt top from 2017, which I still need to finish!

My quilty friends this year are:
Audrey (Hot Pink Quilts)
Chelsea (Patch the Giraffe)
Stephanie (Quilt 'N Party)
Karen (who is mysterious!)

Last year I loved starting with a fabric line and letting my cohorts add in other fabrics as they choose. I picked through my sets of coordinating fabric and found a set of two charm packs and some yardage of an older line from Benartex, Breezy Blooms. I believe my mom bought this for me when she was on a shop hop. Here's a sampling of the fabrics:

I also have a few bright solid fat quarters in pink, orange, yellow, and green, and a VERY large chunk of the black floral in the top row of the picture. I saved part of it for myself to potentially use as borders for the quilt.

This year instead of a medallion, I am requesting a row of blocks 48" long from my friends for a row quilt. They can make their rows any height -- 48" long works well with a variety of block sizes! I drew a picture of my "vision" quilt in my notebook that travels with the quilt.

I requested either white or bright solids (I sent some with my fabrics) be used as the background in each row. My plan is to sash the rows together with black solid and then to use the rest of my large floral print as a border. It's VERY modern traditional, and perfectly me!

For my starter row, I chose to make a row of four 12" finished blocks. I used the Folded Corners block pattern. I used a pink solid background for my blocks and made each block in a different color.

My quilt has been mailed off to Stephanie, and I have Audrey's quilt starter to work on this month! Here's what it looks like thus far:

Her theme is "flight" so my initial thoughts are pinwheels and flying geese!

Have a wonderful Monday! I'm going to stay in my Scottie Dog pajamas for as long as I possibly can today.

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  1. I like your idea for a row quilt this year and look forward to seeing how the C2C2 evolves this year!

  2. Great fabrics and idea for your quilt! This will be fun to see :)

  3. Love your idea! I've made a row quilt before and it helped me not get bored with making the same blocks over and over. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

    The butterflies are beautiful, too. Your idea of pinwheels and flying geese sounds good!

    Sandy A

  4. Last year's quilt is stunning! I've got so many ideas for my row! I love your palette!

  5. I look forward to seeing how the quilts come together this year!

  6. You've got a great start for your round robin quilt, those folded corner blocks are very cute. Those butterflies are fun too. Looking forward to seeing your additions to that project.

  7. I started laughing out loud when I read about Karen, haha! :) I'm so excited about this! And frankly, I'm a little bummed out that I have to be the last to work on this!! :) I guess I'll know that my last project for this year will be a super fun one!

  8. What a great block! Your idea of that shade of pink for the background really makes you do a double-take at the blocks I've saved it on my computer so I can try it soon.

  9. Those butterflies are beautiful. I like the folded corners, too.


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