Monday, 31 January 2011

R7: Cherie

I finished up round 7, January's round, just in the nick of time :) I can't wait to start the embellishments as there are a couple of blocks (bottom center) that I'm not so happy with at the moment.

Friday, 21 January 2011

R7: Sarah

Managed to get round 7 finished today. Looking forward to February now!!!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Cheryll: Rd 7

Finally got time to put round 7 onto my piece. I'm HaPPy with it so far but cannot wait until I can embellish it with some xmas pretty's !! But of course I have to wait patiently until our host Kate, gives me
Anyway here is my 5x5, 5x6, 5x5 pieces added to the bottom.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Rhonda's R7

Finished Round 7 the other day. As you can see, I've gone with the muted colors from several designer fabrics (Civil War, Thimbleberry, Moda, etc.)  I don't really have a theme.....just enjoying the practice.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Benta's round 7

After having badgered Kate for the January instructions, I have only just got round to tackling round 7 for my three Robins: and I kind of ignored the instructions anyway - sorry Kate, please don't banish me from the group!!

The black and white piece level 7 addition didn't work at the top or the bottom of the piece, so I have changed it from a squarish finished top to a rectangular one, adding the new block to the left.  However looking at the photo, I am thinking maybe it would be better on the right, keeping the darker sections in the middle

The pink version uses up more orphan blocks (so the size has total disregard for the suggested 5 inches wide) and adds (at the top in this photo) the big liberated star, and the skinny inset together with a bit of extra pinkness to bulk it out.  I think I might prefer it on the bottom, enclosing the darker pink piano keys, but that puts the two stars close together, so I'm not sure, ... any suggestions are welcomed
For the blue Robin I made three log cabin blocks, and these are pretty much the right size.  However I think they need to be moved too, from the right side to the left, distributing the cream sections more evenly.  It's strange that it is easier to see this in the photo than looking at the flimsy itself!
Looking forward to seeing everyone elses, and what month 8 brings!


Friday, 14 January 2011

R7: Annette

Spotted this on Annette's blog - I have a feeling there may have been other rounds posted there as well which didn't make it over here - but anyway, looks good, doesn't it!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

R7: Amo

R6: Amo

R7 Julie

I have added my three blocks along the bottom and am pleased with the final result.  I think I've got the balance of colour and pattern right.  Thank you for organising this Kate, I'm having a whale of a time :-)  Can't wait for the next bit!

Monday, 3 January 2011

R7: Narelle

Today I added the 3 pieces to the bottom of my blue robin. That snowball block on the right will need a darker embelishment for sure.

Yesterday I took out the tan scrap container. I've been wanting to add a log cabin all along so it was now or never.
The only problem with doing step 7 early ... it seems a long time till the next step. I'm sure I can find some other sewing to keep me busy :o)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

R6: Toni

I spent this afternoon playing with my scraps and I really wanted some flying geese, so I took liberty and didn't follow the steps exactly - my geese are 3 1/2" wide and fit the length of the top.  I'm happy with it.
Working on part 7 now!

Ack ! I am way behaind !

I have no idea how I did it but I seemed to have misplaced my project........

R7-Janet extra

This is one I've been working on that I've never shown you before.  I had done a liberated experiment some time ago and while I liked the fabrics and some of the elements, I never really liked the finished top so it's been sitting in my UFO pile.  I decided to cut it up and play along with the SAHR and see what happened.  This is where it is today.  I definitely like it better. We'll see what the next rounds will do for it.

R-7 Janet

Sorry about the dark picture....but I hope you can get an idea what I did for round seven.   I wanted to anchor it a bit so I used more of the browns.  The square inside a square is an adaption of a block out of a Prairie Star quilt (not the star block, the alternate block) so I've kept my prairie theme going. I'm anxious to get onto the next steps.  This has really been fun.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

R7: Plum Cox

Early this month? Well......I did already have the fabrics out! I failed again on 'the rules' (it's turning into an unruly top!) and the three blocks aren't as close in size as Kate suggested - sorry!

I'm still enjoying trying the liberated approach.

R7: Kate

As I mentioned in my round 6 photos, I cheated a little this month and actually added round 7 in the last few days of December. So they are ready to show you straight away! With the batik piece, I decided to add the blocks to the top rather than the bottom, and I'm fairly happy with how this looks before embellishing, etc.

With the Japanese taupe piece, I added them to the bottom, then I really disliked the top.

I grumbled about this to myself for a while, then got inspired to simply turn the piece on it's side, and look...

- much better - the heavier, darker parts really need to go at the bottom and leading down. So, if you get to the finished top point and aren't that happy with your piece, do try turning it around (this will be less practical on some tops, like Lisa's, which feature realistic objects which have tops and bottoms!) to see if you like it better. And don't forget, you will be adding some stuff to the top of it over the next 5 rounds, so don't panic, there's still room to make some more changes and add finishing touches.

Round 7!

OK, it's what you've all been waiting for (maybe). Round 7 - January 2011. This is the last round where you will actually be adding overall size to your quilt. The rest of the rounds will involve embellishing, adding to the top, quilting, etc.

So, here's what to do - add 3 different pieces, 5x5", 5x6" and 5x5" (finished sizes) to the bottom of your previous blocks. Or, obviously, to the top, if you prefer.

Here's my virtual quilt:

This is the last update to the virtual quilt - too hard to embellish it virtually, so I'm not going to try. But I'll carry on adding to my real quilt(s) - hopefully fairly early in the month, so you have an example to inspire you.

Happy New Year - may it be a great one for creativity and productivity!