Showing posts with label round robin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label round robin. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Block For Donna

 This was my last block to work on in the country garden round robin.  I didn't have much to fill in because of all the previous work and busy prints, but I managed to add some things.  Below you can see the additions.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Country Garden Sprouted

 This is the block I sent out for my country garden round robin.  The center is the crewelwork pansy I made last year.  On the bottom is what the ladies did to it.  I think it came out pretty spiffy, don't you?  One of my goals for this year is to use more of my embroidery in larger finished pieces.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kathy's Block Done

As I knew I'd be traveling, I had Chris send me this block in the US instead of in Moldova.  That way, I was able to work on it and send it on its way much more quickly.  It was a kind of problematic block for the theme country garden.  It's definitely more country than garden.  To that end, I added a scarecrow.  To balance out the colors and weight of the top, I added ribbons to one of the very patterned blocks.  

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Add A Bunny

 When I saw this block, I thought it needed a bunny.  So I added one.  Then I added his carrot patch.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

One Garden Started

While in Frankfurt two weeks ago, I finished Chris F's Country Garden block.  It's on its way to the next person.

Friday, October 04, 2013

New Round Robin Start

Pastel pink is about as far away from my comfort zone as you can get, yet it was the color of the first block I've been working on with the country garden round robin.  She asked that it be tone on tone, too, with green only for leaves and such.  This is what I've come up with so far.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Step Block Home

 I received my step block home and have to admit to some disappointment.  The light colored butterfly patch has absolutely no stitching on it despite being nearly a quarter of the block.  In fact, the block looks somewhat bare overall.  Looks like I'm going to add more embellishment.  I'm not disappointed with the actual work; I'm disappointed with the amount of work.  Maybe I should just stop sending blocks off to round robins.  

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Last Of The Step Blocks

 I was the last person to work on Shelley's step block.  The top picture is how I got it.  The bottom shows what I added.  There wasn't too much to add.  I basically put beads in some of the seams, added a charm (which is flipped over in the photo, and added some definition to the roses in the middle.  I hope Shelley's received it by now.

Monday, July 01, 2013

My Part's Done

I'm finished with my part of the block for Alice.  I added motifs this time, and I hope that she likes what I've done.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Block Progress

Top block is how I received Alice's step round robin block.  Bottom is my progress so far.  I plan on adding something to the top left before mailing it on.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Last Of The Fool's Gold

 Ritva's block was the last one for me to work on in this round robin.  Some of the other blocks had hearts on them, so I decided to continue the theme.  The outline is couched down, and  the flowers are detached chain stitches with bead centers.  Fairly simple to do!  I hope she likes it.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

A Golden Heart

I've started Ritva's golden heart for the fool's gold round robin.  Doesn't look like much yet....

Monday, June 03, 2013

Fool's Gold Home

 These came home a week ago.  Don't they look nice?  I asked for patriotic designs, as I had made them red, white and blue.  The ladies delivered.  Thank you!

Monday, May 06, 2013

Karen's Goldwork Block

 I've finished another goldwork block.  There's only one more for me to do before I get mine back.  I ended up finishing another block off with a very small addition of a fan button, too, because the previous person was too sick to finish.  The block I worked on for myself had a large yellow spot on it.  It took me quite a while to figure out what to do with it, since I was only using gold thread and such.  I decided, after reading Karen's guidance, to put toasts in different languages on it.  She wanted luck stuff.  The edges I left blank because I did the seams so heavily and wanted something to counterbalance them.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Doesn't Look Like Much

 I'm part of another round robin; it's a step by step one.  In this, we each do a single step on each block.  My assignment for this block was to put basic embellishments on the seams.  I did that, and now it's off to someone else to do more work for the seams.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Butterfly Done

 It took a while, but I finally finished the goldwork butterfly!  Here's a picture of the naked block and one of the finished.  I hope Pam likes it.

Monday, March 04, 2013

A Bit More Gold

This is Jacqui's block for the Fool's Gold round robin.  I had a hard time thinking of what to do with it because it's already very busy  with the fabric patterns and because it's already got so much gold on it.  I did manage something, though.  It looks even busier on the bottom than when I started.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On To The Last

I've got all the stitching done on the wings.  On to finishing up with a  body and antennae and some sparklies.

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Crazy Quilt Start

This is the block I picked out to work on from Pam's set of the Fool's Gold round robin.  The lower picture is my start.  She said she wanted large motifs, so I'm obliging.  It's a pattern from Mary Corbett's site.  I am doing the paper method because all that tracing on these fabrics would be rather difficult.  I've got a pretty good start.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Goldwork Round Robin

I picked this block of Ruby's because of the scientific measurement printing on one of the fabrics, then didn't do a lab job on it.  Instead, the piece told me to put paisleys.  The circles in the paisleys are from a piece of fabric I picked up in Uruguay - it's completely made up of silk-cored gold-wrapped thread.  The rest are various bits and pieces of gold stuff I had lying around.