Cocorico Traveling Bee

Amy Friendcocorico traveling bee, paper piecing10 Comments

traveling bee

I am embarking upon my first traveling bee with a group of ladies from my Cocorico bee, just those that live in the US for shipping reasons.  Our starting blocks must include at least one paper pieced block and a note with directions for the quilt.  We then send it off and each member can add to the quilt as they like.  It will return to me as a complete quilt top.

I decided to use these two orphan blocks that I like but had been sitting around for way too long!  The block on the left uses this free pattern by Julianna. The block on the right is my sewing machine block which can be purchased here. I only ask that my bee members keep to the color pallete present in these blocks: mustard, grays, soft blue/gray, cream, and black. I would love to see some words added like “maker” or “sew” or “stitch.”

traveling bee

I am including these fabrics in case anyone wants to add them to their blocks.

Happy travels!

PS Sorry for the photography today. I normally take my pictures under lights in my barn but it is only 3 degrees out and I can’t stand to go out there!