Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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 http://thehouseofkrom.blogspot.com/2011/01/free-piecing-study-january-block-1.html
She modified it, I believe, to make them more cardinal-like. Aren't they the cutest!?
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
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
Saturday, November 24, 2012
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 better...you 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!!