Charlie DiSante by Charlie

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-02-06T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-06-06T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

We are all done with Round Robin and I've posted a couple of shots of finished. Learned a lot with the math and fitting my border around the others. 
OK, here we go for the 3rd round of this marine theme block.  The semafores are the zip code of the owner of the quilt. Pretty neat.  Now, how do i follow that up?  Any suggestions? I have her fabrics of reds/white/blues and a large lobster I can fussy-cut. I'm excited and scared at the same time.  LOL
 
The red star block came to me for round 2.  I'm thinking pinwheels using her red fabrics with whites and prints.  Ifinally got the picture to upload.  (3/31/14)
 
The first round is all done and now I'm off to the 2nd round of a red lemoyne type star block. 
This was my first try at a Round Robin.

At our little quilt shop we are doing a round robin.  For the next 5 months we will swap bags filled with the center square (or rectangle) and add a border around it.  The bag i received will be donated for auction to the breast cancer fund.  The center square is a bra block.  Really cute but I want to do justice to this project and feel a little stymied.  Anyone out there have any suggestions?  

Pictures

Waiting for Round 3
Round 2 for red star
My offering for 2nd round
Breast cancer block for round robin
Now I've got it!
How's this look?
Final touches on 'ugly' vase center block
Finished red block
Final on my round robin.

Loves

1adybug
janepez
Msminnesota

Comments

Clairealex

I have done the rick rack on this site when I wanted to draw attention in:
http://www.quilterscache.com/B/Borders.html

Charlie

Clairealex Yes, I was on that site earlier. The ribbon border caught my eye. Thanks for your input.

HawkFan

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.

Charlie

This is starting to gel now. Going to attach two photos as soon as I figure out how.

Charlie

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?

HawkFan

I think they look good!

Charlie

HawkFan Thanks, I want to also go back and look at the rickrack that Clairealex posted.

HawkFan

Keep,us posted on what you did. What a great project!

Charlie

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. :-)

HawkFan

It looks good!

Charlie

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

Charlie Welcome to the over-thinking club. I would guess most of us do that!

Charlie

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.

HawkFan

Hope you keep posting pictures of the rounds you do. It's always fun to see what other quilters create!

Charlie

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.

Clairealex

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.

Charlie

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!

HawkFan

Yay - you got it to post! The star block is pretty

Charlie

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.

HawkFan

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 ;)

Charlie

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.

HawkFan

I teach chemical engineering at the university level.

Charlie

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.

HawkFan

This semester it's a lab class so I have lots of interaction with the students which I love!

Charlie

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.

Quilterinmotion

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".

Charlie

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.

Charlie

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.

Mymble

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!

Charlie

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.

HawkFan

It's great that you could work with others to bounce ideas off of. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoyed the process!

Charlie

I did. Now, do we leave this project up or does it get taken down and put in archives?

Charlie

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!

HawkFan

Thanks for posting the final pictures. It's always fun to see all the additions. Your final quilt looks lovely

Charlie

HawkFan Appreciated all the suggestions and cheering on.

HawkFan

Any more round robins in your future?

Charlie

Wow, I hope not, LOL. Now the challenge is to finish it for the Sept. meeting.

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