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October Round Robins done

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Hey there,

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’ve been doing quite a lot. I’m actually quilting two quilts. <img alt=”

But here are the rounds. This one is Christine Rival’s. The theme was Christmas in Blues. That was a little difficult for me but I found some fabric that looked like snowflakes and I appliqued scallops on the sides.

Now Christine, I’m so sorry but as I was taking a picture, the battery in my camera died. #-o So I know this isn’t the best picture in the world.

Here is Katherine Magee’s anime center. I used Asian fabrics in the four patch blocks and used marbles as the setting triangles.

Finally, this is Kathy Sextons. It’s a blue/mauve

log cabin theme. Since the mauves made a circle, I thought I would make a square frame in mauves and blues.

Mini Round Robins sent out, September 1

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Hey there!

Here are my round robins for September. Because I’m in three groups, I decided to post the rounds in one entry.

Dawn’s Center for Group 3 in Stashbuilders

Ms Dawn’s theme centered on the bonds between women I just cut 2 1/2 strips by 1 1/2 and tiled them around her center. At first, I was going to fuse fabrics that spelled “PEACE” in other languages around it but I think that would be too busy.

Michele’s Center, Group 5

Michele’s theme was batiks. I was terribly nervous about this one. -SS-S I used the Quilter’s Cache Geometry pattern and I thought it was too busy but Michele likes it so I feel better #:-S

Stashbuilders Group #7

The center is a mother’s day card that Katherine’s son sent her. :D I used the Quilter’s Cache Braided Border. It was very difficult to see the middle to cut it but I think it was done fairly well. Since it was her son’s card, I got a little symbolic. I used a majority of blue to represent her son and reds represent Katherine’s constant presence in it.

Anywho…I really enjoyed adding the borders. Now I’ll be watching the mailbox for the next three packages.


Round Robin Numero Tres

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Here’s the third one!

It was oringally going to be a Mariner’s Compass block but that exceeded the size. <img src=”” alt=”:- (I’ll save the MC block for the bigger Round/Row Robins that Stashbuilders will have in February ;) D Which of course, I can’t wait for!!)

My favorite color is blue so I decided on Civil War Blues and White for my third round robin. I used the Quilters Cache’s Road to Rome pattern. Cant wait to see what group 7 does with it!! D


Round Robin Numero Dos

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Here is a picture of the second round robin. It’s Asian fabrics. I put in some marbles because sometimes with Asian fabrics you need to balance it a little. (Asian fabrics tend to be busy)

Believe it or not, the center was supposed to be all of one Asian fabric but I made a bo boo. I sitll like how it turned out though. HOORAY

I LOVE STARS as the women in my row robin know. So I got this book Stars by Magic It’s a great book in that there are so many different kinds of patterns of great looking stars but you end up wasting so much fabric. If you’re making a six inch block, fine..not a biggie. But this star above is fifteen inches. This is a picture of all the fabric I didn’t use. It’s the same size as the star above.

Needless to say, while I really like the stars, if I need to make one that’s a little on the “large size” I’m gonna get a manilla folder and make the templates myself!!


I’m certifiable

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

The Stashbuilders yahoo group is doing mini round robins now. The round/row robins are more or less done so now we’re moving to smaller wall hangings. I’ve signed up for two! I’m crazy! Here’s a pic of the first one. The theme is deep tone on tones: (The second one will be Asian inspired fabrics)

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As some might now, I’ve recently got a new sewing machine. Why might you ask? Well let me tell you about the Singer I’ve had that’s from 1978. All in all, I looooooooooove that machine. No huge gripes perse. I do, however, use the walking foot all the time with it because something was odd about the ¼ foot. It would have been hard to get a new foot for a machine that old. I’m told it would be around $40. That’s not all that much money but when I saw the add on Craigslist for a Brother sewing machine for $80 I was like “Sure! Why not?” -j The new machine also has free motion ability, something I don’t have a lot of experience with but would love to get some! Because I am a sap, I will always always use me older machine. It has and continues to serve me well. x The new machine is nice to take to classes and such or if Dianne and I get together at her house and I don’t want to lug a heavy machine up two flights of stairs! Here are some pics of me and my assistant working at it. x (Ms. Luna is helping me in the picture on the bottom)

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