Monday, January 15, 2018

2017 Cotton Robin

I just realized that this has been sitting in my drafts folder, unpublished, for months!  I thought I'd go ahead and post it, since this is such a fun thing to participate in and I think Julie might do it again this year.

Once again this year I participated in the 2017 Cotton Robin, hosted by Julie Waldman.  Since all the final quilts have been shared, I'm going to go ahead and post the ones I worked on here.  It was tons of fun, and usually gives me just the bit of piecing I need to get me through another year.  For this round robin, you send of a center block about 9x9" and then it gets passed to three subsequent people, two of which sequentially add borders, then the third person quilts and binds it.

This was my center block, not actually pieced but appliqued, and I enjoyed getting to use a few fun scraps.

This was the first block I received, such a fun bird! And you can see the border I added in the next shot.

This was the second block I received, with one border already added.  You can see the second border I added below.  Fun houses!

 And this was the final quilt I received.  I forgot to take a picture before I quilted it, but I'm sure you get the idea.  I tried to make a few secondary patterns in the quilting like stars, and strawberries.  In the dark red border on the right, I quilted the word YUM!, but it's really hard to see.  It was fun to quilt though!!

And then just recently I got mine back.  I love it, and it's always great to see what other people are inspired to do based on your original block.  I love that everyone jumped on the bright colors; I love the little pieced girl (so fabulous!), I love the triangle piecing that echos my triangles in the center, and I love the bright hand quilting. 

Mine block was pretty abstract, so I had no idea what to expect.  It turned out great!  Thanks so much to Julie for organizing this again, it's always such a blast!

1 comment:

  1. Your Cotton Robins all look good. Hope the partial ones look as good as the finished ones now. One thing that always amazes me is how a border can look ho-hum alone, then be perfect once the next border is added. It is an interesting challenge to add something that also allows yet another border. Claire aka knitnkwlt