Friday, August 20, 2010

Round Robin and Crochet Blanket Finish

My daughter and her cat, Squeaky, are visiting this week for a few days before classes start at Purdue so there hasn't been a lot of sewing done this week.  But, I did get the finishing touches put on a round robin quilt from about 5 years ago.  I thought I had sewn the binding down after I had it machine quilted, but apparently I only put the binding on by machine and didn't do the rest of the hand work.  Here is the finished quilt.  I did the center, of course.  Edith did the applique' flowers.  Pam did the stars from the Dear Hannah book with stripes in between.  Nancy K. did the applique' border with the swags and rust stars in the corners.  Nancy Z. did the triangle border, and Claire finished off with the outside borders.  I love a medallion quilt, and I think that is why the whole round robin process appeals to me.  I am really happy with how this quilt turned out.  I am in a round robin now that will finish in November.   I'll post photos of those later on. 

 I have also been crocheting an afghan for a baby gift.  I got a bit carried away and really liked this pattern so I just kept going.....and the afghan kept growing.  Most new Moms have a lot of small baby blankets anyway, right?   The baby won't be able to lift this one until she is old enough to start school.  I still like it because it is bright and happy and plan to give it to her anyway. 
 
Hope you are finding some time to stitch today!!!!! 

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

Love that round robin quilt! I'm looking forward to seeing what you gals did this year. The baby(small child) :-) afghan is really cute. It will get lots of use.

Teresa said...

Whast as BEAUTIFUL finish on the Round Robbin!! I just love it...each border compliments your center so very well!!

This is my first visit to your lovely blog...I will be back!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

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