WiP Wednesday: Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

The first round for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts is almost finished. I have been working on Renee’s quilt. She made this amazing center using a paper piecing pattern from Angela Walters.


This quilt when I received it made me nervous. I had no idea what I was going to do. The color palette was definitely not my usual palette and Renee’s center was so fantastic. What to do, which direction to take?? I had an idea with one of my previous designs, and decided to play around with it in Quilt Canvas (design tool).


I felt so much better once I worked out this plan, even though the color palette was still a little scary. I went to work and spent a whole day (while on vacation) starting to piece together my border (6″ across). 5 or so hours later (I need to find a quicker way to do those 1.5″ geese) I am so happy with this quilt addition so far.


I am hoping to finish the border this weekend, along with my do.good.stitches blocks. I am just so happy to be feeling well again and sewing. FYI…don’t forget if you sew with browns (this is Kona Bison) that there is a hashtag #sewingwithbrowns. Yes, Brown can be in a modern quilt!!

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).

15 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday: Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

  1. knitnkwilt

    I can see why you felt intimidated by the center–I’ve felt that way when getting great pieces to work on next too. You sure rallied! I think your border related well and extends possibilities. So, there was a question about brown in modern quilts. Whodda thunk it. Glad I didn’t know about it. 🙂

  2. Jacqueline Skarritt

    I rarely comment, but had to on this one. Your addition makes a stunning center go to a whole new level of amazing. Wow….. The colors are unique and a welcome break from the usual…….. Terrific job!

  3. Jayne

    Love the center and can see why you would hesitate to mess with that…but you did a fantastic job highlighting that and really bringing it to another level! Its going to be gorgeous!

  4. Renee

    Edit: the center isn’t paper pieced, it is made following Angela Walter’s Impracticality method.

    When I chose these colors I didn’t expect people to be so concerned about working with them! I’m glad you got past that, your border is awesome. I’m glad you’re feeling better! I love that hashtag, I will have to go check it out.

  5. Lisa in Port Hope

    I have a bundle of browns i am hesitant to use, this quilt is really inspiring on how vibrant the colour can be! I love the hashtag for the support group, i shall have to check it out.

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