I have done the rick rack on this site when I wanted to draw attention in:
Clairealex Yes, I was on that site earlier. The ribbon border caught my eye. Thanks for your input.
I'm not seeing the pictures but the link to the ribbon border (among others) made me think of the breast cancer ribbon. Something like that wouldn't be too hard using half square triangles.
This is starting to gel now. Going to attach two photos as soon as I figure out how.
yay! I did it! OK, all gloating aside. What is your impression of using these two colors with the gray as the folded or rotating ribbon border?
I think they look good!
Keep,us posted on what you did. What a great project!
Is there hope? This is due this Thursday so I think I'm about done except perhaps for the corners. Any comments? Thanks, by the way. :-)
It looks good!
HawkFan Thanks! I usually over think everything so I don't trust myself. I know I'm the only one who does that. (not) Thanks hawkFan.
hawkfan and clairealex, Thanks for your help. The first round of the Round Robin is done. It was like a huge hurdle and seems like it was that way for most of the other 10 who are participating. Now it's on the next round and my block and first border is all reds. Center block is a Lemoyne star. It should be interesting seeing these done in 5 months. Happy quilting.
Hope you keep posting pictures of the rounds you do. It's always fun to see what other quilters create!
I can do that, always glad to see what people are working on. Sometimes I enjoy the process almost as much as the completion of it.
I kinda think the first round is the hardest. I always feel so aware that I am setting the design somehow. After that you have more to go on and build from. Did you end up doing the posted border?
I love before/during/and after photos for round robins. :-) Looking forward to seeing the red one.
Clairealex, yes, I did do the one posted for the breast cancer block. The one I can't upload is a star block, one which resembles the lemoyne all in reds, whites, and creams. I can't get the picture to post, maybe I'll take another and try loading it. Grrrr. :0) Thanks for your comments. That first one was a BEAR!
Yay - you got it to post! The star block is pretty
wow, you are quick Hawkfan! LOL Thanks. I figured out that I hadn't saved it in the right format so it couldn't post. Duh! this Thursday we exchange for round 3. I WANT to get started on it a little sooner than the 3rd week into the month.
I just saw your second picture for round 2 and I love your plan. It's very nice. I'm on my computer a lot for work so I check in on ThreadBias pretty regularly - mostly I'm procrastinating grading lab reports ;)
Ah, a teacher? what subject and level? I have to go back in and change my comments about not being able to post, just saw that.
I teach chemical engineering at the university level.
Neat! Sounded like it would be higher level from your comments. I used to work at a small college on staff. Lots of great interaction with profs.
This semester it's a lab class so I have lots of interaction with the students which I love!
It's great to do something you enjoy. What's the expression, do something you love and you never work a day in your life.
Charlie , I really like what you've done to all the blocks. The ribbon is excellent with the bra center and what a great cause it's for!!! Someone will love it!! I also like what you did to the star block and carried through the colors.
You are definitely on the right track with ALL the photos I've seen so far. We all over-think and worry as we are working on someone else's block but go with your instincts. They are "right on".
Quilterinmotion: You sure know me well and after only a few comments. When we first were looking at the center blocks everyone was teasing about making flying geese. I'm thinking this may be where they might come into play. I really like the corner blocks on this marine round robin so don't want to overshadow them. Thanks for all of your (plural; youse, you'ins, ya'll) help and comments.
We have finished the round robin and I uploaded a couple I had worked on. Now, we are to finish them for the Sept. meeting. Thanks for all comments.
These are amazing- love what you did for the "bra" block and the ugly vase border is super- they are all great- I can tell a lot of thinking and planning went in to make these such great additions!
You are right Mymble, each time we swapped there was lots of discussion between participants while the 'owner' of the piece left the room. Lots of ideas learned to stretch us.
It's great that you could work with others to bounce ideas off of. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoyed the process!
I did. Now, do we leave this project up or does it get taken down and put in archives?
I have finally put the photo of my completed round robin top which started with a primitive look appliqued butterfly. My instructions were to think spring. These ladies are so talented!
Thanks for posting the final pictures. It's always fun to see all the additions. Your final quilt looks lovely
Any more round robins in your future?
Wow, I hope not, LOL. Now the challenge is to finish it for the Sept. meeting.