Friday, December 9, 2011

Thanks to June.....Rectangles

Thanks to June, who figured out how to 'liberate' my image from the Yahoo Groups folder and emailed it to me. Then I was able to transport it here.  Were you envisioning this step?  Really is simple, huh?  Well, the next border is making up for the last two, that's for sure. Thanks for looking and imagining!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

And then the Rectangles

Well, I have tried and tried to upload the picture of this step/border.  But  I can't find it on my computer..... really, I think the picture fairy stole it.  And I uploaded it to my Liberated Yahoo Groups folder, but it won't let me transfer it here.  So you will have to imagine the last picture, now add in your mind brightly colored rectangles, approx. 2 1/2 in, by 4 to 6 in. all the way around the outside.    That's it.  Remember I said we are in the middle of the Christmas season?   I was trying to keep it simple and get it done fast. border may not show up for another 6 months.  Since the element is curves, I decided to use Victoria at Bumble Beans blog  method for doing curved piecing.  Trying to mimic the streamers in the other fabrics. Well..... at this point I'm not sure how successful the technique is working for this project.  But I REFUSE to applique!  Just sayin', I know that would work and give me beautiful curves, but not doin' it!  :)

Next up: Squares

Since I waited so long to get started with this challenge and then decided to take it up again in the middle of the Christmas season (what was I thinking, right?), and I found this charm pack from Andover fabrics that just so happened to fit in with my party theme, the Squares border is a simple one with the cornerstones being the charm squares.  One says 'Fiesta' in the print, so that has become the name of this top. Are you feelin' it?

A Little Progress....

 So the original block, as best I can remember started out from some bits and pieces that were lying around and I thought they could go together into something. Leftovers from a Project Linus bee most likely, so there were just a little bit of this and a little bit of that. So the center block reminded me of a package and the ribbons fabric in the triangle border promoted the party theme, so I went with it.  Even though it is shaping up to be a medallion design, I didn't want it to be so regular, so the borders were put on asymmetrically.  Some of the triangles do not show very well, but they are in there, I promise!

Latecomer to the Round Robin Party

Jo in PA here.
Wow, I can't believe I am this late getting to the Round Robin party.
Maybe I will get the booby prize. Oh, well, better late than never. I had good intentions of starting this way back when the idea was first proposed. But it is easier to think about sewing than it is to actually DO it. So this was in my head and I even started the center block, and then..... got stuck.
So fast forward 6 months and progress occurs!