Friday, February 23, 2018

Coast to Coast Bee 2.0 {Audrey's Quilt}

This year for the Coast to Coast Traveling Bee (C2C Bee) I am working on Audrey's quilt first. This year we're rotating our quilts "backwards" from last year -- last year I had Audrey's quilt last!

This year Audrey's quilt theme is "flight" and her color palette is "rich rainbow". You can read about her quilt inspiration here. Here's what I received from Audrey:


While flying geese were easily the first thing that popped into my head, I also thought of pinwheels! My initial thought was to add on-point pinwheels on each side and then larger blocks on the top and bottom. Originally I had planned to add six smaller pinwheels on each side, but decided to put three on each side instead.


After consulting with Audrey, I decided that the next addition should be some staggered arrow blocks (pattern from Quiet Play). I made six arrows -- one in each color -- with a grey/black shaft for each one. Here's the tentative layout I sent to Audrey once I had five of the six arrows done:


I used some of the Art Gallery Fabrics that I used for an upcoming secret sewing project to sash together the arrows to the centerpiece. I absolutely love those metallic dots!


This quilt really grew! It started off as about 17 inches square and now it's approximately 26 inches wide and 35 inches long! This quilt will be sent off to Stephanie of Quilt'n Party this weekend! Stephanie had my quilt this round and she added a row of bright log cabin blocks!

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7 comments:

  1. The pinwheels and arrows are sympathetic to the lovely centre giving it a spacious airy feel. I love what you have done.

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  2. This is wonderful!!!! Now I need to noodle on what to do!

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  3. Pretty sure you seriously spoiled me. :) I LOVE it!

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  4. Great job Alison. I love those happy colors. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  5. Oh wow, beautiful additions to this quilt!!!

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  6. Great additions! I really like her starting point.

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