HawkFan Rockin Robin by HawkFan

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-06-23T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-08-17T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

Pictures from my contributions to a round robin.

First up is my center square. It's a smaller Swoon block based on this tutorial. The biggest challenge was keeping my fabrics straight since I used blue around the center star instead of white which meant i had to split up the cutting instructions in to white and blue. Only had to unpick a few things.

July 25, 2013 - this is my plan for Tessa's center square found here: ^!rockin-robin .) Forgive my terrible drawing - an artist I am not! I wanted to extend her center rather than make an obvious border. She included some black fabric with white polka dots and suggested the use of black somewhere to give the quilt some movement so I decided to use it in my round. (in case you can't tell from my fabulous artistry, the places where I have squiggles are low-volume fabrics. The color of the squiggle is text or line drawings in that color) 

I wanted the pink triangles I added to be the same size as the ones in the center but that meant my addition was only 2-inches. We're trying to add around 3-inches per border so I will use the same black fabric for a 1-inch border. I hadn't originally intended to do that but I think it ties it all together a bit better.  I made a mock-up of one side using scraps I had that were similar color but haven't made the actual border yet. I wanted to be sure my measurements were correct and that my idea translated well. What does everyone think?

Update-I've added pictures of the fabrics I will likely use for my round (although I think I'll use the original pink instead of mine)

July 29, 2013 -- I finished my addition to TheSewingChick's center. I pretty much went with what I originally imagined and made sure to include the black (with polkadots) as she was hoping someone would do. I hope this fits what Tessa was looking for and that the rest of my group can work with what I've done. It was so nerve-wracking since what Tessa sent was absolutely perfect and my work is nowhere near that level!!

July 30, 2013 - I realized a few days ago that I didn't really add a big enough border to Tessa's center. For someone who gives her students a hard time about reading directions, I didn't do a good job of reading the directions :(  I actually added the minimum amount. I'm sure she'd be fine with it but I came up with a second border set that I thought would work well. I used solids that reflect the colors in the center (pink, yellow, green, blue) in a narrow border. The colors aren't true in the photo - the pink looks more red than pink. I used that border to dial it back a bit since there's a lot going on in the center. I didn't want to dial it back too much so I finished with a chevron fabric. The chevron border is the same (finished) width as the polka-dot border to keep the symmetry you see throughout the block so far. Hope Tessa likes it with this second addition

Oct 2, 2013 - I finally have my fabrics assembled for Juline's center and my plan drawn. I've had the plan in my head all along. Apologies for the poor drawing. I don't have a great set of colored pencils. I plan to start with a narrow border of the text fabric used in the center of the star. Since that's kind of busy, I went with fabrics that had more texture than print (if that makes sense) - polka dots, etc. Not sure yet if I'll add another solid colors border and then a black print border or just go straight to the dark border. For reference, I "borrowed" the picture of the center as it came to me from +TheSewingChick and posted it here too.

Oct 8, 2013 - Almost done with my addition for +Juline 's center. Posted a "teaser" of the border. More later...

Oct 9, 2013 - posted a second teaser for +Juline

Oct 12, 2013 - I finished my round on Juline's center yesterday. I made a couple of changes from my original plan but it's mostly true to my starting plan. Instead of using the text fabric to start my round, I pulled a black and white fabric from my stash that reads black from a distance. The white didn't provide enough contrast. My main addition, the zigzag border maintains the rainbow pattern +Juline started and +TheSewingChick continued. The original plan was elongated triangles but the math didn't work so they aren't exactly triangles. After another, wider black/white border, I finished it by echoing the other solids borders. I matched the colors and color order of the inner-most solids rainbow border. Juline had mentioned in her notebook that she might like to see a little wonkiness in the top (if we wanted). The top is so symmetrical I thought it would be jarring to go too wonky but I wanted to put in just a touch so I added liberated stars at the corners. They are 3-inches finished so each of the individual squares is 1-inch. That means they can't go too wonky but I feel like it's almost my little secret nod to her. Mailed 10-14-13

Jan 1, 2014 - Finally got my addition to Jess's center done. We extended the deadlines due to the holidays and I needed the time since foot surgery slowed me down for several weeks. I had this plan in mind as soon as I saw what +thesewingchick had added and it turns out Tessa made the same border for another RR she's doing - I promise, I didn't steal her idea :smile: . I think this was my most technically challenging border mostly because of all the points I didn't want to lose on the stars and chevrons. I also was working the geometry to make sure it all fit without fudging things which I think would have been hard to do with this border. I did want to add a reads-black border after Tessa's text border to give a little neutrality to put the chevrons against so that helped me get the sizing right. It was such a relief to put it all together and see that I really did do the math right - whew! Hope +Jess likes it and now it goes off the +Kristananne for the final round.

Feb 11, 2014 - finished the last round of the robin. This is +Kristananne 's center and her request was to keep the color scheme to the two original colorways. My original plan was to try to keep with the sewing theme but a comment by +Thesewingchick who had the last round sent me in another direction. She commented that while she kept mostly to the modern feel of the quilt, she couldn't resist adding the more traditional star blocks in the corners. Since I believe this will be for Kristan's new quilt/fabric shop, I thought I'd add a border of quilt blocks, both traditional and some more modern blocks. Each block finished at 4-inches and I had to come up with paper pieced patterns for most of them (thanks to EQ7).  Sorry for the photo quality of most of the pictures but with our weather, who knows when I can get good photos. I took the sun shot since it's a good way to see the blocks I included and I also posted close-ups of many of them. The center came with quite a few scraps from other rounds and I used almost all of them which was another way to tie my round in with the other rounds.

August 17, 2015 -- finished. The binding is on and it is in the dryer as I type this. I just love this quilt and will cherish it, especially now that TB is shutting down. For the quilting, I decided to use thread to match the strips of color on the white border Juline added and sew lines parallel to those strips. It made for a somewhat random design but I thought it fit the overall feel of the quilt. I had originally intended to make a scrappy binding but I had a black fabric called Needles and Pins by Kanvas that had thin lines of color at angles that was similar in feel to the quilting so I went with that.

out of the dryer and it now has so much nice texture!

Pictures

Finished and ready to be washed and dried
Out of the dryer and crinkly :-)
Binding quality control inspector on the job
My other binding "helper". I could have finished this much sooner without the help, guys!
close-up of the quilting on the front (left) and back (right)
Sun shot of Kristan's center
night shot
closeup of some of the border blocks
more border blocks
even more border blocks
last shot of border blocks
My addition to Jess's center - "snow" shot
corner detail
indoor photo of Jess's center with my addition
Probably the truest color photo
Sun shot of Juline's center with my round added
Juline's center after I added my round
One more shot of the finished round
Second teaser for +Juline
Teaser for Juline's center
Closeup of plan for addition to Juline's center
Plan for Juline's center and fabrics I will use
Juline's Center as it came to me from Tessa. This photo is actually Tessa's - I posted it here so you can tell which part of my drawing will be my addition
Added a second border set to Tessa's center
TheSewingChick's center with my additions
fabrics with TheSewingChicks block
closeup of fabrics
drawing of my planned border for Tessa's center
Center square for my quilt
Fabric pull for my round robin center square

Loves

luxxia
StitchinSuz
Kat
laurawestkong
sareew
ArloDeanQuilts
Skynme
Awesumpunk
Aizome
Kristananne
Scientificquilter
Jess
True
Readerowl

Comments

Skynme

I LOVE this block and the colors are awesome. This looks really great!

sareew

These fabrics are great together! What a beautiful center!

True

Great center...love swoon!

HawkFan

Thanks Skynme I've been wanting to try this block for a while and I'm happy with how it came out.

HawkFan

Thanks sareew . It seemed a little disjointed as I was making it so at one point I was a little worried I wouldn't like the finished block.

HawkFan

True - I do too. There are so many possibilities out there. This has made me want to do more of this block.

AllPatchedUp

Looks fabulous! Love your use of colors! :)

Terryt1955

I agree on the color. That "tiled" fabric just pulls it altogether.Will have to check out the tutorial as I love Swoon but have yet to tackle it! This is a great center!

HawkFan

Thanks Terryt1955 . It wasn't bad at all. The only reason I had to take a couple of things apart was because I wasn't paying attention.

Aizome

LOVE! Thanks for including the link, too. She has a neat blog.

HawkFan

Aizome There is a lot of information on her blog. I only recently started following it.

Drnic2c

I have the swoon block on my quilting bucket list. I love your fabric choices and appreciate the link to the tutorial.

HawkFan

Drnic2c The fabric you used on your June hive block would look good in a swoon block

Drnic2c

HawkFan , my thoughts exactly. I originally purchased the fabric for a baby quilt I made for a friend. Now that I see how you used the tile fabric, I am thinking of having a multicolored print in my swoon blocks.

True

Having done the Swoon along last year and made a lap quilt it is not that hard (do not read all those comments saying it is). Just pay attention and my one suggestion, if you are doing more than one block but in different fabrics, is cut fabric as you go block by block and label it. It really helped me keep things straight. It is such a wonderful block and can be done is so many different ways with different fabrics! I love Camille's blog.

HawkFan

True I can definitely see that being helpful. I just did the one block but changed it up to surround the center star with blue instead of white and I really had to think about it. I love the block style and will definitely do more some time down the road. I'll take your advice on going one at a time.

Caribousmom

That is a stunning center - love it!

HawkFan

Caribousmom Thanks! Now I'm excited to see what others will do with it.

Caribousmom

That is the best part, isn't it?

HawkFan

Caribousmom - Absolutely. The scary part is thinking about working on someone else's though!

Caribousmom

HawkFan no kidding lol

True

HawkFan I hear you on the scary part!! But it is also fun at the same time;-)

Thesewingchick

Love it! Hmmmm...the wheels are turning in my head already!

True

What a great plan this is...good luck cannot wait to see it!

sareew

I am loving every single fabric you have chosen! I'm a little jealous right now, and wish this was for ME!!!! Muahahahaha <--Evil Laugh. It's going to be amazing!

HawkFan

Thanks True . I asked Thesewingchick if she wanted updates or just a picture at the end and she OK'd the updates. Will post the final version when I finish it.

HawkFan

sareew - you make me laugh (not evilly). Thanks for the great comments. I can't take all the credit for fabric selection though. Thesewingchick provided about half of what I'm using.

Thesewingchick

I think it will be amazing. I love the extra fabrics you have chosen, that pink Summersville is one that I have been coveting! The design is great - I especially love the little pinwheels in the corners!!

twistedandloose

Love it! I may have to add this to my bucket list. Nice colors and fabrics.

HawkFan

Thesewingchick - I'm glad you like the design. I should have my part done some time this week. I'll be busy a lot of August so need to get my projects complete early. Will post pictures.

HawkFan

THanks twistedandloose - this has been fun so far. It's always nice to get feedback that you're on the right track!

Juline

Your fabric selection couldn't be more perfect.

HawkFan

Thanks Juline . I'm glad you agree with my choices since I will eventually be adding to your center :)

Juline

OMG, that's spectacular! I'm getting nervous. :\

Tracy

What a great addition you have added. I would be too nervous to be adding anything to someone else's design without exact specifications!

True

Well looks absolutely amazing from here!! wow...it is perfect look like what must have been planned all along!

HawkFan

Juline you have nothing to be nervous about. I've seen your projects and you do beautiful work & are so creative.

HawkFan

It is scary Tracy but I thought if I got stuck for ideas I could ask around. We have a lot of very good quilt shops in the area. And my round-robin partners are open to whatever each person decides to do. You'd do a great job

HawkFan

Thank you True The drawing I posted was my second iteration but it's pretty close to the first idea I had. I kind of surprised myself that I had an idea so quickly.

Juline

HawkFan , my apprehension stems from my inability to actually execute sooooo many of the designs I have in my head. What's catching me up on this project is figuring out border blocks -- like, what size to make them so they come out exactly the size of the medallion. Is there a formula for that?

HawkFan

Juline - I've seen some people's posts where they've done the calculations. I did some rough calculations but in the end I did a mock-up of one side, using scrap fabrics that looked similar to what I planned to use. That served two purposes - I could make sure it would fit (& use the pieces as pattern pieces) and I could see how it would look. I'm sure others could give you better advice.

Quilt455

This is so pretty.

HawkFan

Thanks Quilt455 I hope Thesewingchick agrees! :)

Quilt455

HawkFan No worries, I think she will love it

Jess

Awesome job! What a great start. I love the black addition, it makes those softer colors pop even more.

HawkFan

Thanks Jess - I hope I gave everyone else something to help build off of. I'm looking forward to seeing everybody's round 2

Thesewingchick

It looks fantastic. Sorry to keep you hanging, we are still on vacation and I haven't been on the computer in days! I love the black and white dots and I still think the little pinwheels are my favorite. You added some great fabrics and the design is so clever. Thank you so much!!

HawkFan

Thesewingchick Glad to hear you like it Tessa. You do such beautiful work I tried to live up to your standards.

Kristananne

Wow, this looks great! Nice job. :)

HawkFan

Thanks Kristananne looking forward to seeing your additions to mine and to Tessa's

Thesewingchick

Looks great, but it already did! I hope you didn't feel like you had to add more to it! Love the zig-zag fabric, so excited!!

HawkFan

Thesewingchick - you had included some chevron fabric in with your fabric scraps which gave me the idea. I used a different chevron that I had quite a bit of. If I couldn't come up with anything else, I would have left it as it was but this was pretty easy to add and I thought/hoped you'd like the new addition and that it wouldn't be "over the top"

True

This looks awesome! New addition rocks:-)

Quilterinmotion

I love this. Maybe a bit of trepidation is the key. It makes us really THINK about what will be best and in the end, it works! Your addition to that block really rocks it. The black is a color that makes the pastels pop and I think the black/white thin border around it made it work so well. Great job; lucky owner!

HawkFan

Thanks True

HawkFan

Quilterinmotion - if it was for me, I'd know exactly what I want to do but you're right - this is someone else's so I worry more. I'm glad to get everyone's feedback. I talked to a couple of wonderful and talented ladies at a local shop who helped me solidify the idea.

AllPatchedUp

Your border(s) look great HawkFan . Love what they add to the medallion and seem to continue it out. :)

HawkFan

Thank you Carolmarie - You (& all the others) do such great work your opinion means a lot to me.

HawkFan

AllPatchedUp - that was my goal - to extend the center as opposed to it looking like a border. I'm glad you can see that - guess I was successful.

AllPatchedUp

HawkFan Yes, definitely successful. Great Job. :)

HawkFan

AllPatchedUp - Thanks Angela!

Capetowngirl

You have added to this centre beautifully. The colours come together wonderfully and you'd never tell that the centre and the border/s were done by different people.

HawkFan

Thank you Capetowngirl - that's so good to hear.

Quilterinmotion

I agree with Capetowngirl . You can't tell where the first person started and the next added on. I think that makes it a perfect addition!!

HawkFan

Quilterinmotion - thanks Marsha. You are so sweet. This is my first round of my first round robin and I just see all my mistakes. I appreciate the positive feedback!

True

Love your plan and really LOVE the fabrics you selected will be perfect for this quilt.

Juline

Love it! Look at those tiny stars!

HawkFan

Thanks True - it took a lot of auditioning of fabrics but now I'm excited to get going on the piecing. Not enough hours in the day!

HawkFan

Juline - I'm glad you like the concept. I'm pretty happy with the design but now I have to carry it out effectively. My drawing isn't to scale so the stars probably won't be as tiny as you think & we'll see if I can pull them off. Haven't done the calculation yet but they'll probably be about 3-inches finished

Juline

That's tiny, IMO. :) I'm at the execution stage of mine too, and I've hit a wall.

Terryt1955

GREAT choice of fabric! At first I thought you were going to be doing a "swag" border but then realized it was elongated triangles. Very cool and in keeping with the rest of the quilt.

HawkFan

Thanks Terryt1955 - my drawings aren't great so I'm almost surprised you realized they were triangles.

ArloDeanQuilts

Excited to see your addition!

HawkFan

Thank you ArloDeanQuilts - I'm anxious to get it done too. I can't believe how hard it's been to find some solid time to work on it though. Will definitely post pics when it's done.

Whatthebobbin

Love this! I want to join a round robin.

HawkFan

Whatthebobbin - Some of them look like they're winding up now (ours still has two more rounds) so I'm sure there will be others starting soon. You could PM individuals you'd like to work with or start a thread. I'll let you know if I hear of one starting. They are so much fun and challenging at the same time

Juline

:D

True

Love teaser...

ArloDeanQuilts

Great teaser!

Juline

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Seeneed

Wow, love the new teaser block. Can hardly wait to see the finished project.

True

I am loving your teasers!

HawkFan

ArloDeanQuilts , True , Seeneed and Carolmarie - I'll be done in the next day or so and will be sure to post pictures. I'm really happy with how it's looking so far and took a slightly different path than my original plan.

True

Wow truly spectacular I just love what you added...WOW!!!!

HawkFan

Wow to you True - I hadn't even finished updating the narrative/description when I saw you had commented. Thank you for the sweet comment

Mymble

Really gorgeous!

HawkFan

Thanks Mymble - looks like we had similar themes in our respective robins for this round.

Mymble

LOL- yes- rainbow does come up a lot doesn''t it- I guess it is a good option for a round robin- gives each person a lot of options- I love the stained glass look of yours- just stunning:)

True

HawkFan Just good timing I came onto look at some inspiration for a couple of mug rugs I want to make as gifts and saw you had updated and got ally excited!!! ;-)

Terryt1955

Stunning! My first reaction was "Wow, this is so cool and reminds me of a church window!". Stunning!!

Charwirfs

Me too...WOW. Very Improvi stained glass look. I echo Terry1995. Stunning,

Juline

I'm loving it! How big is it now?

PurpleIris

I love the rainbow/stained glass effect!

HawkFan

Juline - it's 35 inches square now. Glad you like it!

HawkFan

Terryt1955 - with all the reads-black small borders it reminded me of stained glass so I wanted to get a sun shot of it to enhance the effect.

HawkFan

Charwirfs - thank you. I was just playing off of what was already there and having fun with it. For some reason I made lots of simple mistakes with this and used the seam ripper a lot so I'm glad it turned out well!

HawkFan

PurpleIris - Juline used the rainbow theme in her original center and Thesewingchick kept it going. I love them too so I definitely wanted to keep that running throughout. That actually made it easier since I didn't have to pick a color or two to emphasize

HawkFan

Carolmarie - Yes, I love them too and since Juline 's center already looks a bit like stained glass I thought it was especially appropriate

Mymble

New shot of Juline's looks good too- you chose the colors so well!

HawkFan

Thanks Mymble - it took a long time to pick fabrics - that was my major hold-up but once I got that set, it was pretty straightforward

True

Holy moly drop dead gorgeous!! How did you ever come up with this amazing border!? Love it...if she does not like it you know where I am. Another amazing border Audrey!!

HawkFan

True - that means a lot to me coming from you after I've seen the fabulous work you've done on your RR borders. I wanted to do stars in the corners to mimic the center (that must be my "thing" since I did that with Juline 's too) and I also wanted to echo the white diamonds from Juline's round. I knew if I used chevrons I could keep up the diamond/star elements. The big issue was getting the math right. Turns out by using 2.5 inch finished HSTs and a reasonable border, everything worked out OK. Later I saw the same border on a quilt Thesewingchick collaborated on and then I saw it in a book our library has but I had already sketched out the idea by then so I didn't need the book.

True

HawkFan I don't see it on Tessa's page? But you nailed this just gorgeous...and thank you for your kind words!

Caribousmom

Wow, this is GORGEOUS!! Love it!

HawkFan

True I think it was on Tessa's Instagram. It was beautiful so reinforced the idea I was on a good track

HawkFan

Caribousmom -thanks Wendy! It's nice to get such positive feedback from people who's work I so admire (like yours).

Caribousmom

HawkFan Well, it is a mutual admiration club then :)

HawkFan

Carolmarie Thank you! It really isn't hard to do and you definitely have the talent. Honestly the hardest part was making sure I arranged the HSTs so the stars on the corners were right! I did sketch it out first but it's mostly all just HSTs.

HawkFan

Carolmarie hahaha looks like our posts crossed paths. Compared to the rounds your RR has been doing, it's not even that much work

Terryt1955

I beg to differ! This looks like an amazing amount of work. Absolutely beautiful and I love the way the corner stars are floating. So cool! And doing HST's accurately and consistently is no small feat. You did a marvelous job and I love your colors!

True

HawkFan Terryt1955 I second Terry this is an amazing border and oh so gorgeous...I just keep staring at it...wow! Blows me away...I am not sure I could come close to what you have done here.

HawkFan

Thanks True and Terryt1955 - that means a lot. In some ways this was really a stretch for me mostly because it's a somewhat random arrangement of the fabrics. I'm not a random kinda gal. When I was making the border, I'd make a few sets of HSTs and play with the arrangement and then make a few more as needed. The photos were taken on a dreary, snowy day so with the exception of the one close-up, the colors are really hard to tell. I tried to match the solids from the center star as best I could. Since I was making it up as I went, without sketching it up first like I usually do, all I could do was hope it would all come together OK. I'm happy with the result

Juline

This looks GREAT. I really love all of our pieces. And I have to tell you, my LQS owner says we are "very lucky" to have all of them turning out so great. ;)

HawkFan

Terryt1955 - I never thought of the stars as "floating" - you have a great way of describing designs! Maybe I didn't think of it as much work since I did a little bit at a time and then took a month off to recover from my surgery smile - the time off must have made me forget (or maybe it was the pain meds hahaha)

HawkFan

Juline - I completely agree with your LQS owner - they all have been fantastic every round. I'm so excited to get mine back after all the beautiful additions! You all took a chance on me as a relative newcomer who hadn't done much here on TB when we started. I really appreciate the opportunity to work with all of you!

Jess

I'm so excited by this round. It works so well with the rest of the quilt so far and I just love it! It looks great and yes, like a LOT of work. HSTs are easy in technique when doing just one, but a lot can certainly be a challenge!

Juline

I use this tutorial for making four at a time. I printed out the little chart at the bottom so I have a quick reference.

http://sometimescrafter.com/2011/03/guest-posting-on-half-square-triangles/

HawkFan

Juline - this is the technique I use to make HSTs if I need several, which I did in this case. Because I didn't really plan the design ahead, I have a few extra HSTs that I'll be sending along with the quilt top Jess in case Kristananne or you have a use for them.

HawkFan

Jess I'm so glad you're happy with my addition. One more round and we get to see our quilts in person - so exciting!

Sewbusy64

I have been away from Threadbias some due to work and remodeling home. Catching up a little tonight and.....I am speechless....these are incredible quilts!!!! SEW SEW Jealous :)

HawkFan

Sewbusy64 - thank you! I saw your comment on another project about doing a round-robin. I was a little nervous about doing this but have loved it. I was worried about both my creativity and sewing ability but it has been so good for me to stretch myself. You could start a thread to put a group together or PM people you know to see if they want to put one together if they're not currently in one.

Sewbusy64

HawkFan i will consider it. i have had the same concerns do you all come up with your own ideas or research/stalk books, blogs, each other, etc for ideas? I would have to do some of each I would think. this is a year I do want to stretch myself in so many ways creatively. You have done a great job! ,/01

HawkFan

Sewbusy64 - everyone has their own way of designing their rounds and I think it's probably a mix of all or most of what you listed. I mostly start with the piece to see what elements I want to highlight or repeat or do a spin on and then start sketching something out. I have a couple of books on borders if I want to look at specific design elements. I was nervous but I have a lot of excellent LQSs in the area that I knew I could rely on if I felt I needed it. That gave me the confidence I needed to make the leap. Fortunately, the designs have come together surprisingly well and I haven't needed my fallback yet.

HawkFan

Sewbusy64 - have you checked out the Improvi Robin thread? They're always keeping a list of people waiting to start a group. It's a very different style but the same idea

Sewbusy64

HawkFan I will ck it out...thanks!

Caribousmom

I LOVE your idea to use the different quilt blocks in your border...it perfectly fits the theme of the quilt (in my most humble of opinions!). This is turning out to be such a great quilt!!

Caribousmom

Sewbusy64 Since I am in a group that is also doing a round robin, I have been learning some things about this type of a collaborative project. There was a great article recently (I think it was in American Patchwork and Quilting) about how to be successful with a group like this...worth reading. I recommend, if you start your own round robin, looking at quilting styles and experience and inviting people who you think would sync well with you. It can be challenging to do these collaborative quilts, but it is very satisfying. I also suggest keeping the numbers down - remember, everyone adds a round, so the quilt grows very fast!!!

True

I just love your border and it is such a perfect addition to this quilt! And loved hearing your process for making the decisions.

HawkFan

Caribousmom thanks Wendy. At first I was a little worried about carrying the theme through but Tessa's comment was really helpful

HawkFan

True thanks! The thread divas were helpful with block suggestions

Mymble

Wow- awesome...and so impressive that you made your own PP blocks...it's a wonderful finishing round to this quilt!

HawkFan

Mymble thanks Margaret. Eq7 did all the work. I just had to find the blocks in their library. I would like to learn how to make my own patterns though

Kristananne

I love this, Audrey. It is perfect in every way. Your additions are fantastic and I loved hearing your process for them. The blocks fit with the sewing theme just right! Thank you! :)

HawkFan

Kristananne I'm so glad you like it! I know this is a special project for you. It was fun to do this border. The different blocks provided some variety for me in piecing and it was easy to do the quilt math since I just filled in with white between the blocks

Caribousmom

So wonderful, Audrey! Love it!

HawkFan

Caribousmom Thanks Wendy. I do too!

True

What a fun and awesome finish. Just love it.

HawkFan

True Thanks Mary!

Terryt1955

Great finish and I love your quilting. It truly does match Juliene's border. I also love the balance between the overall black and white in the quilt. What a special way to commemorate TB's Rockin Robin!

HawkFan

Thank you Terryt1955 - it was a great group of talented ladies helping me make this a special quilt

Juline

I love it, and I particularly like your choice of quilting. :) Good binding choice too. Kind of bittersweet, right, to finish it now? Mine will be finished by the end of the year. Is the Flickr group just for people in bees, or anyone from TB? In any event, I'm on IG, so if you follow me there, you'll eventually see my finished round robin.

HawkFan

Thanks Juline . There are several Flickr groups, most related to a specific board or group here (Neverending Swap, NewBees, etc) so it won't be as easy for people to locate projects posted there unless they are following the individual. I do follow you on IG so I look forward to seeing your finish. I happened upon pictures of Jess's quilt because I was reading the blog of the person longarm quilting it so I assume hers is now finished although I haven't seen a picture of it.

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