Sunday, June 8, 2014

Friends with Additions

Things have been fairly quiet on the Flickr Bee front lately as our Quilt Around the World bee comes to a close. I did however, join a group at the end of last year which is ticking along. It is called 'Friends with Additions', www.flickr.com/groups/friendswithadditions. There are 14 of us who have made a starter block and as each block is sent around the globe, everyone adds to it. Unfortunately I am unable to show too much as we only are allowed a sneak peek of each addition. This is soooo frustrating as each quilt that comes around is bigger and more beautiful and I can't wait to see all the final quilt tops when they reach home. Here are a few of the sneak peeks!!!

This is my starter block, which I sent on to Elizabeth in the USA back in November. I asked for tangerine, aqua and lime green in anything they wished to add. My quilt is currently in the UK, having spent the last few months travelling around the US and Canada. Soon it will be heading over to Switzerland and Germany, before another stint in the US then home.

The first quilt I received was from  Joan who requested low volume with splashes of colour. This is a sneak peek of addition before completion.

Nancy's brief was rainbow colours with either black or white. I added to her quilt in January and I wish I could share the photo I took of it on the deck at the beach house - it looked amazing with the sea in the background!!!

Now………this is Debbie's quilt - I can show this one, as sadly Debbie had to drop out of the Bee owing to a big move to another state. I was the last addition for her (the strip on the right with the kangaroo!!) before I sent it back home. It was just starting to look really interesting so I hope she finds time to continue with this one……..

Monika wanted low volume with a sprinkle of colour. I used some text fabrics in my addition and a section of paper piecing - also with a bit of an Aussie flavour!!

Ursi's colour scheme is warm reddish oranges, plummy and greyish purples and light greys and charcoal. I had fun adding to this one and the result of the quilt so far is rich and gorgeous!!

I have just finished my addition for Kerstin, who also requested rainbow colours. This is a sneak peek of all the additions so far. It will be such a bright and fun quilt top.

We are at about the half way mark now so each quilt that arrives is larger than the last and needs more thought. I am thoroughly enjoying this Bee…..

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