Monday, April 13, 2015

Linda's Round Robin all quilted!

Hi, I finally finished Linda's round robin quilt.  I am soooo slow, but to my credit, Linda did tell me there was no hurry and to take my time.  So I did.  I had so much fun quilting this one as it had lots of spaces to add quilting designs.

The center is the piece Linda contributed to the round robin in our Wannabees group.
I added some shapes around those pretty stars instead of just filling it in with one design.  

I did a lot of quilting in those blue swags and bars and you can't see it at all.  Will I ever learn?  It does show on the back (later).

So on the outer blue border I decided to do it in a light blue Glide that shows up a little better.  

I had fun making the feathers alternate with the swags.  I used a tiny baptist fan fill in this part.  Can you see the basket weave in the blue corner square?  (me neither, ha ha)

Here is the entire back, the quilt is about 70 inches square and I did most of my quilting on a Bernina virtuosa 153.

Closer up you can see the stitching on the back in red white and blue.  Most of the threads on the back are Wonderfil Decobob or Invisafil.

Here you can see the quilting in the blue swags and bars.  

This was fun to design, but it was time-consuming.  

Our quilting bee did this round robin over a year ago and I would like us to show these quilts in our guild quilt show in September.  Mine is done and Linda's is almost done (needs binding, sleeve and label). 

This one is mine.  I think round robins are so much fun and so educational.  You have to be willing to get back something that you may not like too much.  But when you get one like mine or Linda's, you can get very excited! Every month you get to work on someone else's quilt and challenge yourself to do something you may not have ever done, or work with colors you would never choose.  

This year we are doing a slice quilt.  See more in August, that's our deadline.  

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.P.S. I Love You


  1. Your work is just beautiful!!!

  2. Thank you for your kind words. And for taking the time to comment:)