Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Laura's Sisterhood Traveling Quilt (II)

I have been looking forward to working on this quilt since I got it from Laura at Quiltcon!  Here is what I got from her:

The beginning of Laura's traveling quilt, photo pinched from her Instagram.

And here it is with my additions:

Laura's traveling quilt with my rows added.

When I put it up on my design wall, I only had room to hang the rows vertically, and there they stayed for two months.  By the time I had a chance to work on it I had forgotten they were supposed to be rows, not columns.  I started with teacups (using this free pattern), and stacked them up.  Then I made the teapot (using the free pattern here), with the intention to make it my quilt label to send with the quilt.  But it turned out so cute, it really needed to stay with the teacups:

Paper pieced teapot and teacups.

My seam ripper and I spent a lot of time together on this quilt, but it was well worth it!  After the teacups were done I added the flying geese row.  It was fun to use so many fabrics from my scrap bags and stash.

33 rainbow flying geese and 65 rainbow half square triangles (HST).

While making the flying geese I sewed a second seam 1/2" from the first to create a bunch of little HST blocks.  I trimmed them up to 1.5" and then sewed them together in rainbow order too.  

Teacups, flying geese and HST blocks.

I can't wait to see where the other ladies in the group put the row of tiny HST, they will finish at 1 square!

Linking up with:
Quilter in the Closet


  1. There are so many great details and touches to these additions, Renee. I am loving the purple fabric with scissors, and the book blocks also seem so especially perfect for the tea cups and tea pot blocks for Laura.

  2. LOVE your additions!!! The teapot adds so much ~ you were right to not relegate it to the back :-)
    (and my goodness, your Starry Night ~ absolutely Uh-MAzing)

  3. So much fun to see how each of you creates something of a unique length and gets it all put together so beautifully!
    Love your additions!!!

  4. What a cool challenge. I love your additions, especially the flying geese!

  5. The colors used in the quilt are so pretty, it's going to make an amazing quilt. That teapot definitely needed to be on the front cause it's so cute!

  6. I love all of your additions. The teapot defintiely adds a beautiful new dimension to the teacups, so glad it's going up front where it can be really admired.

  7. Astounding. The tea cup is p.e.r.f.e.c.t. I will have to respond to your message about traveling over the weekend. I am packing for the retreat and can't think about it clearly right now. Just wanted you to know!

  8. These are amazing!! I hope you get the chance to link her finished quilt somehow when it is over. It looks amazing so far. Thanks for linking up to Building Blocks Tuesday.

  9. Love these rows of blocks. SHe will have a beautiful quilt when finished.

  10. This quilt makes me feel giddy and excited Renee - such wonderful work! Actually the fact that it was in columns instead of rows immediately struck me as fascinating. Love that tea pot and all the different cups. You and Laura make a great team and I hope we get to see the final result once it finishes traveling.

  11. I love the rainbow-i-ness (made-up-word warning) of this! How interesting that some pieces remain seperate – allowing the next person to play.
    Is it possible to read without tea?

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