Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Round Robin 2011 finish

I have been part of the same sewing group for many years. We meet every other month. Sometimes we actually sew, but we always eat and chat. Back in 2011, we decided to do a round robin. We each made a block and passed it on. The next person could do whatever they wanted...we didn't have any rules. This post shows four of them after we each did some final work on our own after we got them back. Jo asked Cindy to quilt hers, being creative with her free motion quilting skills. Cindy loved the chance to practice some pebbles as well as other fun techniques.

 She used several different color threads as well.

 It turned out so pretty and it's so much fun to look back at it and remember your own part in the quilt. I had it first, so the blue border with the slashes and and green extensions from the center lightening bolt is mine.

 I took pictures of some other show and tell that the others brought, but I had so much trouble loading pictures this morning (blogger issue?) that I will wait until tomorrow. At our meeting Thursday night, I gave them a challenge for next time....more about that later!
I'm still scraping and painting. I am working on the first floor window trim (basically what I can reach standing on the 6 ft ladder) and have 2 sides primed twice and the third side primed once. I am going to scrape and prime the front windows later and prime the 2nd coat on the west side. I want to do this other bit of trim this weekend too...I can't quite reach it on the 6 ft ladder, but I don't want to use the longer ladder without some help. We'll see how far I get. It's been gorgeous weather to work outside the past few days and I want to keep going while that lasts.

I haven't done any sewing since Tuesday, but I got the tension spring to fix the longarm in the mail the other day. I'm trying to decide if I should try to fix it before I go outside. I really want to get it fixed but the beautiful weather outside is calling my name. And if I fix it, I will have to test it and I could end up messing around with it all morning, so I guess I've made my decision! Outside I go! Happy Saturday!


Chris H said...

That is an awesome quilt... I love the idea of many people contributing to it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love my round robin quilt from several years ago. Most of my quilts head out the door, but, when others also work on the quilt, then I get to keep it for myself. I use that rr quilt every day in the winter.