Wonderful....I get this soon, I hope. I will need time to do this one justice. Love the bold design, strong colors and most of all... the word-print fabric. All those choices make this block wide open for future rounds. I need to get cracking on mine...today!
I love this center as always your paper piecing is amazing! And love the text fabric...be careful from the looks of my stash it is addicting;-)
Wonderful block- love all your colors and super PP!
This is great. It will be fun to follow its progress
Love that rainbow of colors on your star! Looks very complicated!! Great-looking!!
Charwirfs , True , Mymble , HawkFan , Sewzalot , Thank you! I thought it came out pretty good so I'm glad to hear you think so too. I'll be sending it in the next day or so, Charwirfs . Sewzalot , don't you love it when things look complicated but aren't?
Thanks all. Can't wait to see what happens with this block!
Wow, this is looking great. Love it
I received this block...I hope using improv piecing is indeed what you expect. I love responding to this pattern with some additions of my own!
Definitely, Chandra. Go ahead and add what feels right! I can't wait to see the changes that will come along. Glad to know you got it.
It seems I can't add this photo to your project page, but maybe you can? It is also in the ImproviRobin flickr group. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chandrawu/10014212034/
Chandra, it is amazing!!!! I had no idea what to expect but you exceeded my greatest expectations. WOW! Can you email it to me? Then I can add it I think. marsha,email@example.com
Wow, looks great!!!
Oh wow! Chandra, that is so Improvi and I love it! Nicely done. I have been putting my round off and now it is time to tackle it. I know what I am going to do, but it is soooooooo scary to take the plunge. Thanks for the inspiration!
Chandra - I love how you used improv piecing but still kept the theme of the block. Very creative!!
Chandra's amazing, isn't she? HawkFan , your words were my thoughts exactly. She kept the "theme" of the block bit did a wonderful improv piecing. Now I'm even more nervous about doing the one I have!
Wow Marsha - what a fantastic addition to +Charwirf 's center. You carried the pattern of the center block through in a really improvisational way. I love it!
HawkFan , really? I really felt that I was walking down a dark alley without any direction so I'm glad someone thinks I achieved what I was trying for!!! My thanks to you.
Carolmarie , thank you. I would say it's truly improvisational...one of a kind even! Hope she likes it! Appreciate your comment,
Absolutely! - your additions looks as if it's a part of the original and not an addition by someone else. The colors and shapes/textures blend so well.
Marsha, I love what you did with Charwirfs block! It reminds me a bit of Katie Pedersen and Jacquie Gerhig's Supernova blocks!
Chandra , your praise is overwhelming. I think what you did to mine was so amazing so if you like mine, you have made me a believer! I will have to look up Katie Pedersen and Jacquie Gerhig's Supernova. I was inspired by Charlotte Newland's "Fractured Pervalong". Thank you gals so much; you've given me improvisational confidence.
forgot the plus, oh well...
what a great idea to mimic the wonky churn dash. You've added a lot of great geometric elements. Very creative!
Wonderful additions and great use of color. This was such a plain little block and now it just shouts, "Look at me! I am so cool!" You are good at this Improvi stuff.
Charwirfs , HawkFan , I'm pleased that you like what I did. You might think I'm "good at this Improvi stuff" but it truly makes me nervous to work on others' pieces. I never want to send someone else's work in the wrong direction. Thanks for telling me what I'm doing is working; it will make me braver as we go along.
I know you said improvi was a stretch for you but trust your instincts. You have definitely been on the right track all along, although with improvi I guess there is no track - you blaze a trail and your trails are great
HawkFan , maybe that's why I've been successful! There's no right or wrong way to do it. LOL
Quilterinmotion Oh wow Marsha- your additions for Jane's center are fantastic- and they suit the theme perfectly- just great!
+Mymbles, thank you! I hope Jane agrees!
Marsha - what a great job on Jane's center!
I love your addition to Jane's center!
Some good additions to each of them! Are you one ahead of schedule?I hope I"m not behind. :-)
I don't think I'm ahead, Clairealex . I believe Jane's is the one that's due to be mailed Dec. 15th. Maybe +Charwirf can tell us for sure.
janepez , thank goodness. Your PM to me was empty so I wondered what you were trying NOT to say to me. LOL I did enjoy working on your block.
I can not get any of my posts to show anything more than my name!
That's not good! Ask Alex!
These are great. I really like what Chandra did with your star and the cupcake corners and flying geese you made for Jane.
Kat , thanks. I can't wait to see more additions to everyone's robin blocks. This round is due to be mailed on the 15th so hopefully we will see lots of changes!
I so like what you added to Claire's center. You've brought back in the center fabric and those geese just somehow tie things together.
Oh, whew! thank you HawkFan . I thought so too but then I thought maybe I wasn't reading the block well. I was thrown a bit when I first got the block but after studying it, it did seem to be what it should have. Appreciate your comment.
I think the improv format would be challenging but you've really nailed each one
Thank you, HawkFan . Here we are almost done, and it's still something I don't feel secure about when it comes to adding on to someone else's block. Good for stretching one's abilities, though.
Oooooo.....love that beautiful blue. So I am ready to send you Chandra's block, but need to get pics first. Yes, we are right on schedule. Jan 15 is the final round and all WIP are to be mailed back to the owner Feb 15. This group has been a real pleasure to work with. I am sorry to hear Jane is having trouble posting things...how frustrating!
It will certainly be fun seeing the original block in it's new setting!
perfect choice on the chevrons. When I saw the small version of the photo on your blog, I swore it was chevron fabric, it matched the actual chevron fabric so well.
HawkFan well, you can't tell what I thought was well said, the way a reply to an old comment ends up at the end. I was refetting to "on the right track" No no track, but blazing a trail. Love the image.
I managed to miss quite a few appearances of this project--a belated I like what you did to my starter, Quilterinmotion ! I've really enjoyed thw whole process. I am getting ready to make my final addition soon.
Clairealex , I know what you mean about missing parts. I missed seeing some of the steps along the way too. It was confusing to find where to look for them I thought.
I look forward to seeing everyone's finished projects.
Your addition to Chandra's block is brilliant...in more ways then one. I am taking yours to the PO today after I snap and post a photo. Are you traveling or settled in again?
We will be there tomorrow noon. We're staying overnight half-way through the trip so hubby can rest so tomorrow is our ETA. Can't wait to see it!
HawkFan , thanks. I am glad to know you think it was right on target. I always question myself; think too much I guess. Just got with the first instinct, they taught us that when we were students but I tend to forget it I guess.
I think a lot of us second guess ourselves. That's one reason I love this site-getting feedback from like-minded quilters. You are very creative