Worked on the next month of The Traveling Quilts this weekend. I’m all caught up now which is great!

This time it’s Jacquie’s quilt that I was working on. I received this:


Jacquie wanted everyone to “add as much color as you’d like” but I straight up couldn’t follow directions at all. You can call me boring, but I just had to add some calm open negative space to the already very colorful and lively improv-ed panel.


I added some interest by continuing the white and grey stripes from the center panel. I know it appears to be off square in the photo, but it’s not. I was actually pretty pleased with my execution of this but Gabe seems pretty bored with it, huh??

One other bit of business. I’ll be back in New Hampshire visiting family in a couple of weeks, so I’ll be speaking to the Seacoast and Boston Modern Quilt Guilds on November 3rd! Maybe you want to come? All of the details are here.

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  • CitricSugar

    October 15, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply

    Love your choice to add the grey background and carry the stripes through… It really brings all those separate pieces together.

  • Cheryl Arkison

    October 15, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply

    Good call!

  • Renae

    October 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply

    I’m with you on the grey choice. I love the wonkiness, but for some reason adding that calm border makes it even better.

  • Lynn

    October 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Reply

    I love what you added!

  • Elisabeth

    October 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    I love that! The stripe going though adds so much. Good call.

  • Camilla

    October 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply

    I am loving watching the progress of all these, and the way you can see each individual quilter’s style come through! I love the way your addition really does calm and centre (literally adn metaphorically) the others and the diagonal extension is genius!

  • Elsie Montgomery

    October 16, 2012 at 6:48 am | Reply

    You are very good at this!

  • Lorraine Haight Moraine

    October 16, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply

    Boring you are not! How about if I call you “cousin”?
    And your choice is perfect!

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    October 16, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply

    You nailed it – some breathing room was a great choice 🙂 I love how you continued that stripe too.

  • susana

    October 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply

    Adorable improvisación.3 de noviembre?Para mi es tan imposible como ir a la luna.Pero nada me impide admirar su trabajo .Cariños.

  • kate

    October 17, 2012 at 6:30 am | Reply

    That strip is perfect! It jumped out at me when I saw the first picture, glad you reacted to it. Good instincts on the gray!

  • cinzia allocca

    October 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Reply

    I love all the color in this one and you were wise to do what you did! Frames the quilt beautifully.

  • Jan Sutter

    October 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply

    I like that you continued the grey & white stripes!! looks great!

  • maman

    October 19, 2012 at 7:43 am | Reply

    You really have a sense of color and design! Just the right touch on this one.

  • Nikà

    October 21, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply

    Very cute your baby !
    can’t stop watching your quilts, they are too nice !

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