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The Traveling Quilts Bee - Round 6

December 10th, 2012

Round 6 of the Traveling Quilts Bee has made it’s way to my house. I received John’s beautiful QIP (quilt in progress).
The Traveling Quilts Bee - Round 6

I added my addition to the top of the QIP (photo at bottom of this post), and I had just got done flying so I was in airplane travel mode and that influenced my addition.  Plus I want to do some handwork for John.  Not so much in how the handwork looks or what it is… I just wanted to give John’s QIP a little extra lovins from something I so dearly love to do.  Why?  Because QuiltDad is my Homeboy, that’s why.
The Traveling Quilts Bee - Round 6

I love this bee in so many ways, and one of the reasons is because it’s assembled by creativity and not by rules. Some participants don’t add on to the QIP itself, but rather make elements for the QIP. Some of the participants have used the elements and added them on to the QIP or into their own addtion. This round I decided to use those elements and add them on vs passing them on with the QIP.  This round included some blocks by Amber and a big block by Heather.
The Traveling Quilts Bee - Round 6

It really hit me the community aspect of this bee as I was pressing Amber’s and Heather’s blocks. In Amber’s case - there’s an ocean between us - and yet it kinda felt like she was there as I was pressing her blocks. Weird and indescribable - but that big, fat ocean was more like a puddle all of a sudden.
The Traveling Quilts Bee - Round 6

I joined and set the blocks to resemble the arc I used in my addition. I hope John likes it!
The Traveling Quilts Bee - Round 6
John’s QIP is now on to Daniel’s house for his addition, and I can not wait to see what Daniel does next!

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13 Responses

  1. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    This is so awesome, words cannot completely describe it :)



  2. The fabulous ppam allegedly said:

    Super cool!



  3. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    Really cool. Knowing that your friends put stitches into your own quilt is very cool.



  4. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Great quilt and cute airplane! Love how you connected with the quilter an ocean (puddle?) away while ironing her block.

    Long ago, and far away, I won a prize from a blogger who lives in Australia. She wrapped the book with a pretty lavender ribbon - I still have it to remind me of her kindness.



  5. The fabulous randi allegedly said:

    What a fun way to create a quilt!



  6. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    I love it. Love the colors. :)



  7. The fabulous jody allegedly said:

    This project is amazing - I love every aspect of it. One day I hope to be invited in to such a creative endeavor!!



  8. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Love the calming colors in this qip. And can I just say-yeah, a post! I was beginning to go into zombie withdrawal.



  9. The fabulous nicke allegedly said:

    Gorgeous!



  10. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    I cannot being to express how much I love following along with this traveling quilt bee. Love seeing what you’re adding every time.



  11. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    So fantastic!! I think this has become one of my fav QIPs of the traveling quilts :)



  12. The fabulous John allegedly said:

    Mine too, Krista!



  13. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Bah! Hot darn, those color choices are the BEST! Hands down best, I love this quilt!



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