Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shop round-robin...

The employees at the quilt store where I work part-time are participating in a "round-robin". We all purchased the same four fabrics which were leftovers from previous shop projects:

There are very few rules to this round-robin other than we had to use these four fabrics in our initial block. We then could add as many other fabrics as we wanted as long as the fabric is of quilt-shop-quality. We can embellish the blocks if we want....oh, the possibilities are endless. Probably the most difficult part of this project is knowing when to stop creating!

Here's how I manipulated the first block I received in the round-robin. The co-worker who pieced the center block, didn't really like the fabrics chosen for this project, but used them to create a little jewel of half-square triangles bordered in a fun stripped fabric (originally. 8" x 8"). I decided to enlarge this sweet little square into a wonky star using some of the brights from the stripped fabric along with some embroidery stitches here and there for good measure (the amoeba-like object in the upper right fabric is outlined in a purple running can almost see it in my photo).

I fell in love with the stripped fabric she used and quickly purchased a yard to add to her block and to add to my stash. My additions to the original block created a 24" square .....wanting to keep the "wonky" look, I cut off a couple of inches on one side....the overall block is now approximately 24" by 21".
Hoping my round-robin block is having this much fun.....will have to wait and see.....I promise to post more of this fun project.

14. What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?

Monday, November 5, 2012

November 6, 2012...

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the 
American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
                                                                                                                            Franklin D. Roosevelt