Thursday, April 23, 2009

Round Robin #5 ; and Family Comes First!

Eeeeekk! This is the round robin I was afraid to get and do! It is waaaay out of my comfort zone! It is done in all Kaffe Fassett fabrics! I had to go shopping for fabric for this one. I had 4 different people at the shop trying to help me!! LOL!! I have not had to buy fabric for any of the other round robins I've done so far. I thought my stash was fairly well rounded. No Kaffe Fassett! I have been trying to convince myself that this is O.K. to do! I put it off for a couple of days, but I needed to get it finished now. This is a definite challenge for me. It's good to try new things. Right?! Just difficult.
O.K. here it is all finished. What do you think? I am very happy with it. I felt that it really needed to get more purple back into it from the original center block. I had to be careful with getting it back by adding the softer pinky, purplely bluish fabric in the first go around set of 2" inch squares. Then in the outer set I went with all purple. I am soo happy that it is done. I actually felt I had to purchase a couple of different fabrics and come home and play around with them. Then I finally made a decision. Now, what to do with the leftovers? (Maybe I will put them in the bag with the round robin quilt) :o)
Family Comes First:
I really do enjoy blogging! My goal is to keep an online journal and post at least once a week. Sometimes this goal may not be realized due to other obligations. My family comes first! Always has and always will. I am a devoted mother and wife.
I am using this blog as an online journal, so that my family and friends which don't live anywhere nearby can see. I love quilting and will probably end up blogging mostly about that, but there will be times that I blog about other things.
I will be having out of town friends visiting this weekend. They are scouting out colleges for their daughter. Next weekend my parents will arrive for a month long visit! I only get to see them about twice a year if I am lucky! We will also be going to pick up my daughter and move her back home from her first year of college! The upcoming month of May will be very busy for me! I look forward to seeing and spending time with these friends and family members! Thank-you to my new friends in blogland for understanding!
Happy Month of May!!


  1. You wouldn't see that fabric in my stash either but it is a very pretty quilt! I totally understand about family and friends and no time for blogland. It happens! I'll be gone several weeks in June so I'm with ya! My son attends NC State. If your friends visit that school and want some input we can help some. I say some...he can. As I chuckle here. His finals are this week, he called last night and will start moving dorm stuff home this next week.

  2. I think you did very well for this Round Robin quilt and if you don't care for the fabric so much then do pass it on and make somebody a very happy quilter.