Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stay at Home Robin

For anyone who has visited me in the past knows that this "sahr" started last year in July. Each month our leader Kate gives us the challenge of adding specific pieces to the starting block. At first, mine seemed to be all over the place as I had no idea where it was headed... but gradually I have worked it out and now it is coming together. We are up to round 9 this month and the challenge was to add embellishment different to last month.  Although I again added applique ( xmas tree ) I added some embroidery and some stars and a button. Of course I can't sew these on yet but this is my plan. If you would like to see the progression of my challange from July until now.... then just click on the "Round Robin" tab at the top.
Thanks, KaTe, for being a great organiser, so why not  go over to her blog for a visit.
I'm sure she would LoVe it!..



machine embroidery
 










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I also came across this information a few weeks back and have been meaning to share it with you. Of course all you talented and experienced quilters out there probably already know it... but I have always just added the binding usually at 2 1/2 inch for a double fold, without knowing there was a calculation to it. If you use this guide... it makes it easier, having had all the maths done for you. I found it great and have pasted it in my quilting info book.... but that's just me!

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ALso a very big HaPpY BiRtHdAy to DD1.
Hope you have a GrEaT PiNk day K.
Love ya!

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi Cheryll, I have so enjoyed watching these blocks come together. I wasn't brave enough to do it myself ;-)
thanks for the tip on binding - have filed that away for future reference.

Quiet Quilter said...

I have done the math before on the binding, but this is a keeper...Thanks for showing it to us...

donna said...

Your quilt is coming together very nicely. I love the Christmas tree. Thanks for the info regarding the binding. Very helpful.
Hugs
donna

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the Round Robin - that tree fits perfectly in that spot.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Hi, Cheryll, Congratulations to both daughter and mother,and thank you for the binding tip, I have already filed it.

Val said...

What an interesting concept to gradually add to a starting piece. It is looking great.

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