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!