My quilt group, the Pine Needlers, did a round-robin project where each month you did a row for the person whose quilt you were passed. There were ten people in the project, so it took ten months to finish the project. And at the end, we sure did have some spectacular quilts! This is one of the ten quilts.
The Quilted Bee
And yes, using black thread, I added the antennae!
The Quilted LadyBug
Each person signed their row on the front of the quilt.
Birds in the Sky
There are so many cute rows!
I have the first book Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran did on the subject of Collaboration and now they’ve come out with another, Collaborate Again:Freewheeling Twists on Traditional Quilt Designs. I love the first book and am looking forward to getting their second one as well. I done several collaborations – one with my friend Leslie, one with my Kaffe Group through Piece by Piece Quilt Shop, and several with my quilt group, the Pine Needlers. All have turned out spectacular and were really fun to do. You just don’t know what you will end up with…which for me is the point. Stretch yourself! Enjoy the process!
Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again: Freewheeling Twists on Traditional Quilt Designs
A few years ago my friend Leslie and I decided to do a collaboration. We live hundreds of miles apart, so we mailed the quilt project back and forth. Well, now it is about three years later (or more because I’ve lost count), and it’s almost finished! Yes, that’s right. Years. I know, I know. Why so long? Well, we both have been busy with lots of projects, family events, and well…..life.
One of the things I like to do at the beginning of the year is finish things. So this collaboration project was due for finishing! I got out the pieces, put them together, quilted it and tomorrow it goes in the mail to her! She doesn’t know it’s coming (should I email her to let her know?) so that should be fun when she sees it. Or maybe I’ll send her this link…