Monday, June 25, 2012

Radio Silence Broken

Gosh, where has the time gone?  It seems that the weeks are flying by with outside activities, holidays, gardening, canning and some sewing.  And lots of work to fill out the days.  Are you finding summer has taken over your schedule?

I finished the back for the two Avengers/Spiderman quilts and got them to the long arm quilter along with Screaming Green and an orange and grey Wonky 9 Patch.  Don't know yet when she will be able to turn around the 4 tops that I gave her to work on.  Hope she is more successful at utilizing her time than I am right now!

I've made some wonky star blocks, first to learn the technique and second to do something with them.  Don't know what yet, but I'm sure it will come to me.  Here they are:



I've also added to my improvisational blocks with another 2 blocks.  I have come up with a design concept.  I need a few more blocks and then I can put the top together.  It will be a surprise for you (and possibly for me!)  Soon, very soon, I will have something to show. 



I am enjoying making these improvisational blocks.  It is so much fun to paw through scraps and strips and create lively, happy blocks.  Plus, for the first time, I am able to use small scraps of fabric in creative ways.  Little strips, wedges and chunks are finding their way out of my scrap "throwaways" and becoming part of this lively grouping.

Last but not least, I have been working on my Round Boo Bee center medallion.  A very small group of us are having a "little" bee where we exchange our quilt tops, starting with a center medallion/block and then every 2 months the top will be passed on to the next person, who will add more rounds.    My choice was to use the fabric line Cosmos and a lot of solids:


I decided to use one of Faith's from www.freshlemons.com Summer Sampler paper pieced blocks as my center block.  Her block patterns come together so beautifully, that I have lost all trepidation about paper piecing.  I started out making 1/4 of the center block:



Then I made the next 3 and put them all together:



Next, I'll add some "jewelry" to create my center medallion.  On July 7, I'll hand off my medallion and my fabrics to the first person in this bee to add her rounds.  Mallory, I'm looking forward to seeing what you will do with this start!

Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm... Now I'm thinking. I had an idea, but I'm not sure it's going to work now

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    1. You have my full confidence - I know you'll come up with something fabulous!

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