The Coast to Coast Start…

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The Coast to Coast Start…


I was so excited late last year when I received an email asking if I would like to join the #coasttocoasttravelingbee along with 5 amazing quilters. Of course I said yes and then I started thinking about what my starter block would be. I had so many ideas swirling through my head but when it came down to it I decided I wanted to so something with trees. I have been looking at quilts with the Tree of Live block so I made one of those blocks. But I wasn’t happy.


So I noodled on it for a few days and started to stress because the deadline was coming up. I really wanted to stick with trees because I want my quilt to be nature themed. Blue skies, critters scampering around, sunshine, you get the idea. So I came up with this block which is really a combination of 3 blocks.


I also included this block for a label that all the participants can sign. I hand embroidered the words and numbers. When I go to attach to the quilt I will probably add a border to frame the whole block. I’m so excited to see how this quilt evolves!

5 thoughts on “The Coast to Coast Start…

  1. Cathy V

    I love what you did with this block and the first one would be an awesome fall tree! Have fun can’t wait to see it finished.

  2. Alison

    This looks SO neat! I am kind of sad that I am going to get this one last! I have lots of ideas already!

  3. kcmorrKaren

    These blocks are lovely! I freed up my design wall last week so that I can play with ideas when this arrives! =]

  4. marianne g jeffrey

    These look fabulous 😍😍

  5. KJ

    What a great start.

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