Tuesday, 30 November 2010

R5: Winter Star

Another round 5 completion - this one is blogged about over here...

R5: Betsy

R5: Plum

For some reason, Blogger has been giving Plum a hard time about uploading this, so instead, she sent it to me to do, but I haven't had a chance until today, despite it being with me last week. Apologies! Here's where she's blogged about it...

Monday, 29 November 2010

R5: Cherie

I completed number 5 just in the nick of time! I did make step 5 in two blocks as directed but wanted them tied together so I used bright blue on the bottom of each. I will embellish the left side so I purposefully left an open space.

Monday, 15 November 2010

R5: Kate

I think I need to get some more dark fabric into this one before it's too late!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

R5: Vero

R5: Amo

Amo has blogged about her round 5 addition over here. I really want to see this one in person - or more precisely, I'd like to feel it - doesn't it look like it has great texture?

Sunday, 7 November 2010

R5: Narelle

I'm loving the way these two are the same but taking their own path at the same time.

I decided to try and balance the little 4 patches bottom right with some more in the top section.

When it came to the blue, I wanted to add triangles but was struggling with the 4"x6" so I went with two 4"x4"'s. Again to balance the 4 patches bottom right, I ended up with a 4"x5" of checkers.
I look forward to seeing where and what step 6 will be. It's getting exciting now that there is only minimal space left on the virtual quilt.
Thanks Kate :o)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

R4: Lisa

Lisa has now added Round 4 to both of her pieces - and they are both great.

R5: Julie

You probably can't tell from the photo above but I have definitely made 2 separate blocks in the required sizes. The first block on the right is the blue panel with the snowball block. I have never done a snowball block before and I think my triangles may be a bit big but I like the effect and it leaves an area for potential embellishment later.

The 7" x 4" panel was constructed with more free-curved piecing echoing the fabrics elsewhere in the piece.

I never thought to check how much fabric I had got before I started this Round Robin so each month I am having to improvise with some of the smaller scraps I have. Round Robin is the mother of invention ;))

R5: Janet

My picture is a little dark, but here is my round 5. I kind of adapted the traditional Prairie Queen block to make the 4x6 and then added just a strip of the paisley material for the 4x7. I actually piece the bottom row of the Prairie Queen on upside down, but it seemed to work for me visually so I left it. It's all a grand experiment anyway. There is another tiny error that I told about in my blog but again....it's all a grand experiment...it's stretching my creative thinking and my sewing skills....so I love it. Thanks, Kate. I'll be ready for round 6

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

R1, R2, R3 & R 4 : Marianne

Hi, I'm Marianne.
Thanks for allowing me to join in. I was searching for a round robin and this is so different I had to try it.

I've gone off on a different route. Instead of piecing my blocks I am using rubber stamps, inks, paint and sharpies. I will be doing more piecing with step 5.

#1 is the center block with the numbers and the word, both done with rubber stamps
#2 is to the left of center- red purple and blue with stamped stitches.
#3 top has three green stamped patches on what was once a cream swirl print. I darkened it with ink to a golden color
#4 to the right is a basket weave print over colored with purple ink. The dark line is a little over 1/4 inch from the edge so it will still be visible when an if something is added to that side.
Hopefully when I add step #5 I'll be able to get a better photo. The colors are off a bit.

R4 & R5: Gene

Following Cherie's lead to leave some room for embellishment (and because I was LATE doing this round) I have added blank strips to each of my Stay At Home Robins.

And then for Round Five I have added more "free pieced" sections to this one.

While using a wonky cut piece from a block of half-square triangles on the left and a plain piece with an appliqued half-square triangle block on it for the top right. .

Don't forget that Round Five is already posted.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Round 5!

Yep, it's a new month (sorry about that...)

This month, you will be adding two pieces to your quilt top - although they have the effect of making up a single piece, the fact that they are two separate units means that you should treat them as such stylistically, rather than just jamming them together into one big piece, if you see what I mean. So, add two pieces, 4"x6" and 4"x7" (finished sizes) to the top of your quilt. Which you place to the left and which to the right is up to you. And of course, as usual, if you prefer to add these to the bottom rather than the top, that's ok as well.

Here's my virtual quilt - I have added a coffee cup block with a brown rectangle (the 4x7 piece) and another framed railfence block (the 4x6" piece) to the top of the virtual quilt.

Here's the overall view of the quilt, so you can see what we're talking about in terms of placement (though the border is only for reference; our instructions will not include a border). The top of the built piece has now reached the top of the planned space (though of course, for some of you, it may not, if you've been adding to the bottom instead of the top, etc).

I haven't made my actual pieces for this month yet, but as soon as I get them done, I'll post them here... Hopefully before too long!