Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rebecca's Row for Pat

This star is called "Twin Star" and it is printed from EQ5.  These are two of my favorite batiks that I've been hoarding for a while now.  The pink isn't as dark as it is in the picture.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Karen's Row for Misha

karen for misha wonky cardinal

Although my quilt is blue and white, I had seen a wonderful little wall hanging prior to this year's round that really appealed to me and had a couple of red cardinals that really "made" the quilt. I had suggested that maybe someone would like to make them for my row this year and Karen took the bait!!

The tutorial she used to make the free pieced birds is here

She modified it, I believe, to make them more cardinal-like. Aren't they the cutest!?

Misha's Row for Rebecca

misha for rebecca

I'm done! I decided to go with my original block, even though there were 2 other blocks in the row already with plain white centers. Rebecca liked it best I think, and I know I did. I really enjoyed using the Quilt in a Day ruler for this...the triangle in square blocks were so precise it made sewing the block together really easy :)

I also received a picture from Karen of the blocks she made/is making for me, but am not sure if she's ready for me to post them or not. I'll double check with her first. They're adorable!

So we're almost wrapped up here...Dee, Karen and Rebecca all have their rows back. I'm trying to decide if I want Karen to mail my rows to me or bring them to retreat...I can't decide, but I need to figure it out soon, LOL!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

and Dee comes from behind....

Misha's row is done except for appliqueing down the little black doors and Karen's is done also. So on Monday I can pop them both in the mail to Karen and say I'm finished. I took a couple days off and enjoyed some quality time in my sewing area that is long over due.  And there are still two days of the weekend left, whowho!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pat's Row for Dee

Pat can't access the blog so she emailed the picture to me. Looks great!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Misha's Row for Pat

Pat's Row

Well then, nothing like a deadline looming to make me kick into gear and get some sewing done!! Here are my 4 blocks for Pat's row. I used the Blazing Arrows block from Quilter's Cache. I've always liked this block, and in fact had bookmarked it to possibly use in the previous Row Robin for Becky's row but then went in a different direction and did some appliqued animals instead.

I oriented 2 of the blocks 1/4 turn just so you could see them can also line them all up facing the same way and then the black background makes some triangles and diamonds between the blocks. If you click on the photo you can see close ups of each block.

Hope she likes them, I tried to pick some of the prettiest batiks from my stash, including a couple of brand new ones I just picked up 2 weeks ago at a show :)

Smokey couldn't help herself, she just loves to pet the fabric!!

Smokey helps with the Row Robin