Friday, July 28, 2017

ATC Friday

Once again, these are sets where I was the second person to work on the cards. Which means one person after me adds something. You can see the finished card as well as the progress...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cotton Robin: Second Border

This was the second piece I worked on for the Cotton Robin round robin. I received a block which had had one round added to it (the yellow) and my task was to add another round. I went back to the red/white/blue theme and used some novelty fabric of famous American places which I had in my stash (goodness knows where it came from, but it was there). Details of the fussy cut blocks below. I had fun with this, and hope that the maker enjoys it.

Again, you can see what the finished piece looks like by looking at the Big Reveal on the round robin website. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Cotton Robin: First Border

Once again this year, I took part in the Cotton Robin, an international Round Robin hosted by Julie in California. I sent away a centre block (more of that later) and in due course, will get a finished quilt back (mine will be a little late returning due to health problems with one of the ladies working on it; this is fine - it's only a quilt!)

We were asked not to show what we did while we worked on the round robin, but now that it's finished and the Big Reveal has been shown on the website, I can show what I did. 

So, this is the block I received in the post to work on: 

and these are the fabrics I pulled out as possible additions.   The block at the top, however, is how it looked when I finished and sent it on.  The person I sent it to would have added another round, and the final person would have quilted it. To see how it ended up, check out the Big Reveal on the Cotton Robin Blog. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

ATC Friday

Another few sets here where I was the second player, so again, like last week, you can see all three stages. Both these cards ended up with quite a minimalist look - only a few things added to the background in each case. The nice thing about round robin cards is the different finished effects you get, depending on who is working on the cards - it's what makes them fun. I've often thought it would be fun to send identical backgrounds to different people and see what happens!

Friday, July 14, 2017

ATC Friday

I know I haven't blogged much recently; partly this is because I've been letting my blog slide a little, but mainly it's because I simply haven't done much sewing or crafting during the spring - so busy, and with all my Saturdays in June and July taken up with university visits, there just isn't much happening.And one thing I did work on - Julie's Cotton Robin - I wasn't allowed to show photos of while it was in progress. As soon as it's done, though, I will share some. I have hopes for a little work  in the summer, though, so don't despair completely!

Anyway, here are two sets of round robin cards I worked on - in both cases, I was the second player to work on them, so you can see what they were like when they were started, what they were like after I added to them and what they were like when I got my finished card back. 

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Yes, another finished quilt

Amazing, I know. This one is also a wedding present, for someone who has already got married (without really telling anyone in advance) - but Geoff is going to see him in person, soon, so it seemed a good time to give a quilt. The blocks in this one are from a win in the Block Lotto some time back.