Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sneak Peek - Work In Progress Wednesday

I wrote this blog on January 17.  As I was working on it, my modem at my house went out.  Gone.  Never to work again!  I was leaving on my trip to Trinidad and Tobago the next day, so wasn't able to finish and upload the blog until today.  Luckily, the guy who works on my IT "stuff" at my office was able to come over and fix the problem while I was gone.

So, most of the blog is a little dated, but I still wanted to share it with you - hope you don't mind a little old news mixed in with the sneak peak.  As I have been gone since Jan. 18, I don't have any new sewing projects to share, so another reason to revive this blog!  Here we go:

Brrrrrr!  It's cold here (by Bay Area standards).  We're suffering through a cold spell with nights dropping to freezing or slightly below.  Our days have been in the 50s - again, much colder than usual.  It's really easy to become accustomed to moderate temperatures and when there's a slight fluctuation, react in shock!

On to quilty things.  On Saturday I went to Julie (Intrepid Threads) Grand Opening at her new shop.  Everything looked wonderful and the place was packed with happy shoppers.  Of course, I had to jump into the fun and pulled together some fabrics in my newest color combination of citron, navy and aqua. 

The purplish navy prints are Lux in Bloom by Art Gallery.  The solids are Kona and the dot fabric is Circle Elements.  Lux in Bloom has the most beautiful hand - feels so soft and rich!  I have started a new round with the 4x5 Bee (in the paper piecing hive) and wanted a new color palette, so here we go!

My sneak peek is the round robbin quilt top I have been working on for Mallory.  I have the last round on her quilt.  I added the outermost black and white borders, made the New York Beauty blocks and am now working away on the "connection" blocks to join the beauties to the quilt. 

Here's a quick peek:


My plan for the connection between the beauties is to work primarily with black and white with a touch of the teal to visually balance the rounds.  Obviously there is more to come!

Aaaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.


  1. :D This is my excited face! Can't wait to see the finished project!!

    1. I am so glad you like it! I will get working as quickly as I can now that I am back and complete your round. How's everything in Alabama?

    2. Rainy and cold!! I think it's rained every day since I've been here. I've been sewing and quilting a lot to stay out of trouble and am already finishing quilt #2 for the year. I miss everyone from the guild lots. :)

  2. WOuld love to hear about your trip. Mallory's quilt looks great!