Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Round Robin returns

Here is my finished Round Robin quilt top.
For those of you who don't normally follow my blog, this is a project from a quilt bee I am in. We all started with a 9 patch block of our making ( There were 10 people participating) Then we passed the block around to each person participating. They would either add a 2 1/2"(unfinished) checkerboard border or a 4 1/2"
(unfinished) border around the center block. We did this 6 times. Now I have to add one last row of the checkerboard myself to the quilt top. I am debating as to whether I should use this as the back of the "Twin". All participants of this project, also made a second 9 patch block which they were to finish on there own.
This was the 9 patch block that I started with. I think I was having a dark day. Do you do that? Depending on your mood, your fabric selections sometimes follow how your feeling on any given day. I seem to do that. :>)

Whoa! Oops. This is not my round robin. This is the Kaffe Fasset quilt top from another bee member. This is the one I had the most trouble doing. I didn't have any Kaffe Fasset fabric in my stash. It seems to be haunting and following me. It pops up when I least expect it to! :>D

O.K. Phew!
Here is my "twin" or my version of what I did to the 9 patch block. Now, I could make two quilts, or I could make a reversible quilt by using them as the front and back together. What do you think I should do?
Check my side bar for a new link to Patchalots website. She has some really neat patterns! :0)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


MMMM! Don't these look yummy delicious!! Oh, I couldn't resist them. They smelled so good. The first strawberries of the season! While my parents were visiting we went through 3 of these boxes! They have gone home now. We had a very good visit!

After finishing my grocery shopping this past week, I got into my car to drive home. I saw a movement in the car next to me and my first thought was "is he coming or going- do I need to wait before I back out of my parking spot?" Imagine my surprise when I saw these two big puppies sitting in the driver and passenger seats!!! I had such a good chuckle over it! I don't normally take pictures of someone else's dogs, but this I had to share with my daughters and all of you! :0)

Here is the first picture I took. At first I thought there was only one dog, then I spotted the second one. To cute!!

When my parents came to visit they brought this quilt with them. I had made this in 2001 as a Christmas gift for my Grandfather. My Mother wanted me to have it. My Grandfather passed away last April at the age of 90. I always felt very lucky to have at Grandfather who was still alive and I was able to know him as an adult. I don't think many people over the age of 40 can say they still have a living grandparent.
Here is the label I had put on the back of the quilt. My Grandfather always told me how much he loved being outside and with Nature.
That's why I chose all the animal and outdoor type print fabrics.
Just a short quick update for today. I hope to get back to sewing soon. I am definitely going through "quilting withdrawal!!!! I admit I am addicted and miss it. :0)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Last of the Round Robin Quilts!

Horray!! This is the last quilt I have to do for the round robin project my "quilt bee" is doing! The above photo is of the quilt after I added my 4 1/2 inch squares. The photo below is the before. For some reason my pictures are reversed again. ;o)
At my next meeting everyone will get their very own quilt back. It should be fun to see them all! We then take our quilts home and add one last border to it. It will be the 2 1/2 inch checkerboard all the way around. I am very happy we do not have to do any more 2' and 4' inch squares around the "Robin"! Enough is enough. It was a fun project to do, but I am glad we are finished. Now maybe I can get to some of those UFO's I have hanging around! :o)