Design Inspiration: Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

Last year, I watched a group of friends participate in the Sisterhood of the traveling quilts. I loved the idea, and the wonderful creations they made.

Ashley – Wasn’t Quilt in a Day
Laura – Little and Lots
Renee – Quilts of a Feather
Jessica – Quilty Habit

The idea is that you start your quilt and then it moves onto the next person and they add something based on your guidelines. I am so happy, I am joining in on all the fun, this year. Also joining is Liz from Beadqueene’s Bits and Baubles.

This was my inspiration mosaic (posted on IG. (ml_wilkie) and pulled from my inspirational quilts board on pinterest (squeekcrafts)).

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 10.18.41 PMNote: Top left, middle and bottom right are all by Erin Wilson, Top right is by zipper teeth, Botton Left is a mosaic of Hopewell quilts.

I was additionally inspired today by the road signs as we traveled to the mountains. My husband thought I was crazy snapping road signs all along our trip, but then he also finds it funny that I see a quilt design in everything πŸ˜€


So, taking these images and combining it with my preferred color palette (Kona Torch, Kona Pool, Kona Titanium, Kona Regal and various Neutrals)….my initial block designs for my sisterhood quilt look like this so far.


I may add a couple more blocks that are based on some of the other things we saw – like a bridge, ski lift etc. Now, all I need to do is get these made before QuiltCon so I can pass them along to the next person who will be adding to my blocks.

8 thoughts on “Design Inspiration: Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

  1. Renee

    I love how different this is from what we did last year! It’s hard to have a concept of how big this is, or will be. I will totally be on the look out for unique signs to incorporate when it is my turn!

  2. Pingback: Two quick-ish WiPs and ALYoF Goal | Factotum of Arts

  3. Pingback: Road Signs Quilt (Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts) | Factotum of Arts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s