Saturday, July 21, 2018

It's a Wrap -- the Big Reveal!

It's that time again -- here are the starting blocks and the finished quilts. Thanks to all the participants!

Allison's block

quilt by Christa, Diana and Shannon

Andrea's block

quilt by Nan, Rachel and Laurina

Christa's block

quilt by Diana, Elizabeth and Julie

Diana's block

quilt by Liz, Julie and Glen

Elizabeth's block

quilt by Tish, Laurina and Nan

Glen's block

quilt by Allison, Kate and Andrea

Julie's block 

 quilt by Laurina, Glen and Marie

 Kate's block

 quilt by Terry, Andrea and Susie

 Laurina's block

 quilt by Traceyann, Shannon and Diana

 Liz's block

 quilt by Shannon, Marie and Traceyann

 Marie's block

 quilt by Elizabeth, Liz and Rachel

Mary's block

 quilt by Susie, Tish and Terry 

Nan's block

 quilt by Julie, Traceyann and Christa 

 Rachel's block

 quilt by Glen, Christa and Tish

Shannon's block

 quilt by Marie, Allison and Elizabeth

 Susie's block

 quilt by Rachel, Nan and Mary

 Terry's block

 quilt by Kate, Susan and Allison

 Tish's block

 quilt by Mary, Terry and Liz

 Traceyann's block

 quilt by Andrea, Mary and Kate

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It's Home!!!

I am traveling right now  but, my daughter who is house sitting, tells me my little quilt has arrived!!!   She sent me a picture and it's beautiful, but I cant wait to get home and see it in person!!!
Thanks to all who worked on it and Thank you Julie for another wonderful round robin!!!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mail From Down Under

I received my Small Quilt today.  I can say this.  I sent off a block and it came back totally transformed!

You are not going to believe this reveal!  It might be the most drastic dramatic one ever!

And I LOVE it!

Thank you to all the amazing women who had the creative foresight to pull this one off!

glen:  can't wait.......

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Quilt received!

Received my little quilt in the post yesterday - yay! Thank you so much to Susie and everyone else who worked on it. Now looking forward to the Big Reveal.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Quilt Received

I received my lovely finished mini today!  Thanks to everyone who did such a lovely job on it!


I'm waiting for one more quilt to be mailed, and a few quilts to be received, and a handful of photos...  and then 2018 will be a wrap!

Please remember to let me know when you receive your finished quilt!



Monday, July 9, 2018

Mailed to the UK

Diana, your gorgeous little quilt was sent off today.  I don’t envy its long flight across that ocean, but I certainly do wish we were back in beautiful Scotland!

I hope you live it as much as I do!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

OH OH.........

I am going to need the weekend.....those pesky ponies from Shetland Islands threw me off.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Quilt mailed to Traceyann

Your quilt has gone in the post today courtesy of my lovely daughter (my local post office closed and it's now virtually impossible for me to get to a post office during their actual opening hours. sigh.) - should be with you in a week to two weeks, depending on the slowness of the British and Canadian postal services (the less said there, the better, I think!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Quilt Received!

My beautiful little quilt has made it home!

Thank you to Elizabeth C, Liz F, and Rachel G for your wonderful work.
I Love It!!!!

I am finishing up the binding on my quilt to send and will let you know when I posts.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Quilting Friends, I just received my finished WH.  I am overwhelmed!  I sent an orphan block out and received back a Masterpiece!!  Thanks to the quilters that worked on it.  A BIG thanks to Julie for her coordination.  The Cotton Robin has turned into a Wonderful annual event!

tick tick tick

The deadline for finishing and mailing your little quilt is this Friday -- July 6.

Please remember to let me know when you mail and when you receive.  Please send me a photo of the finished quilt (by email) before you mail it home.

If you are going to be late getting your quilt done -- please tell me now!



I've heard from Allison, Christa, Diana, Laurina, Mary, Nan, Rachel, Shannon, Terry and Traceyann that their quilts were mailed.

I've heard from Laurina, Liz, Mary, Nan and Susie that their quilts were received.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Terry has a package headed her way. Should be there by Tuesday.

Nearly there

The quilt I'm working on is quilted; now I just need to get a binding on it. That's my job for tomorrow. Then it's off to the post office in the week, just under the wire. Been away all week this week with a group of Year 6 pupils at an activity camp, so I'm still feeling a little tired...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Finished quilt on its way to Andrea

Your little quilt is on its way from Auckland to Tasmania - shouldn't take too long to get there, I hope. I loved this one and hope that you do too. Meow!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Susie! Tish! Terry!

A beautiful little quilt arrived this morning! It's fabulous!  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Can't wait for the big reveal,

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Quilt sent!!@

Got the little quilt done and in the mail to Marie.  Should be there by Saturday!!!  I hope you like it!!!
Thanks, Julie!!! As always, this was so much fun!!!!  I already can't wait to do it again!!!


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hi Mary, you should receive a package on Thursday,  hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 25, 2018


And it's beautiful! Thanks to all who had a part in this creation. Another successful round robin. Liz


Got my quilt the end of last week! Looks awesome and many thanks to Rachel, Nan, and Mary! Just loving it! Now to finish mine..... I've got timeπŸ˜…

Thursday, June 21, 2018

done and gone

I forgot to post that I finished Susan's quilt and it's in the mail--since Tuesday. I suppose it's better to forget to write the post than to forget to mail it in the post. (or something like that)

Julie, thanks for putting it all together. I enjoyed the quilts I worked on and can't wait for the reveal!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Done, done and done!

First border, second border and quilting.

Yeah! I finished the layering, quilting, and binding of the little quilt. Tough decisions! Had it on my design wall for about a month until I finally took courage. Can you tell that quilting is not my strongpoint?

Nan, I so hope you like it.

As always, the challenge was great fun. Thank you, Julie! Now all I have to do is wait for mine!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Got my Robin

Finally got my mail....whew!  a HUGE box of 4 weeks worth of mail, mostly junk. 

I received my Shetland ponies from the Lerwick, Shetland Islands and my Cotton Robin from Julie!

Couldn't be more perfect than that!

glen:  and I think I have finally caught up on my sleep

Monday, June 11, 2018

Home From The Arctic Circle

We just returned from the 18 day Arctic Circle trip thru Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Orkney, England Ireland and the Shetland and Faeroe Islands. And Stonehenge.

but my mail hasn’t made it to the house yet for some reason.  Hopefully tomorrow I get the big mail dump.  I sent myself a Shetland pony from the Shetland Islands....stuffed of course.  So I should have TWO exciting boxes!



Final Round has arrived!!!!

Yaaay!!!!  I can't wait to quilt this!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Finished quilt arrived!

My finished quilt arrived on Saturday from Diana in the UK. Always surprising that something from the other side of the world can get here so quickly - usually faster than something from the US which is half as far away. The little quilt is so sweet and I love the colours that everyone used. Thanks to everyone that worked on it.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Top Mailed to Rachael

Top was mailed on Friday using priority mail.  It is due to be delivered on Monday.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

(Not quite) ready to quilt in New Zealand

Just when I was starting to worry about its arrival, the quilt arrived today from Rachel. I'd love to jump right in but sadly I am moving this weekend, so it will probably be at least a week before I can find and set up my sewing machine. At least it will give me some time to figure out how to quilt this one - maybe hand quilting is the way to go? Hmmm...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Quilt Recieved!

Yea!!!!! I received my quilt top today all the way from Australia! Looking forward to quilting it.

Friday, May 25, 2018


Right down to the last minute! My quilt top with 2 borders is on its way to Allison in Tx. Should be there the beginning of next week. Can't wait to see what comes my way.

Sent finished quilt.

I sent the finished quilt on to its home today. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Second Round Done

Your next quilt to work on is on the way Elizabeth. It should be in MI by Monday from what they told me.

Is it me or does this robin seem to be flying by?

Image result for robin images
(Sorry, I saw the image on Google images and could not resist!)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

In the Mail - Really ;)

The lovely little quilt has it's second row and is currently on it's way to Canada for finishing touches!!

I also received a lovely little quilt that I can't wait to finish!!


deadline approaches...

The center-with-two-borders is supposed to be in the mail by May 25 -- that's Friday!  I've heard from nine of you that your project has been mailed, and several have already received theirs.

Please remember to LET ME KNOW when you send or receive yours, or if you're going to be late.



Monday, May 21, 2018

Quilt on its way to Nan in OR

Quilt with 2 borders is on its way to Nan from New Zealand. It usually takes 7-10 days to get to a US address, but you never know. I'm really looking forward to seeing how you quilt this one.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Off to New Zealand!!!

Sent the little quilt to Laurina yesterday!! I'm excited to see it finished and get mine to finish!!!  I don't want this round robin to end but I can't wait to see the finished products!!! This is sooo fun!!! Thanks Julie!!


Just wanted to say, I have now received my next piece from Mary - it came on Thursday and I forgot to mention it, as it's been a pretty busy week here for various reasons.

I still have the previous one, which I am really hoping to work on today. I'm sorry to be down to the wire on this one, though I have only had it a couple of weeks myself (the hazards of international mailing).

Friday, May 18, 2018

Received round two

I received my gorgeous top ready for quilting from Diana today.

Another round done and the next waiting

Had to think about the second border on this one for a while. It helps when you have it on the design wall and can contemplate. I am quite pleased. It is packed up and will be in the mail to Tish as soon as possible. We might have to take a boat to the postoffice though if this rain continues like this.

When I came back from a trip 2 days ago I also found mail from Traceyann waiting for me. The most difficult part for me: quilting!

Hope everybody is enjoying the Cotton Robin as much as I. Thank you, Julie!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Diana in the UK!  I sent the quilt to you today from OK.  I'm not sure how long it will take to get to you but it's on the way!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Early mailing

I am going to mail my next round to Marie in NH a bit early this week.    But for good reason.  I am getting ready to go on this big cruise ship to England, Iceland, Scotland and Norway.  You know those little Shetland ponies?  I am going to the Shetland Islands to see them!  And Loch Ness and Stonehenge, too.

Me and the ponies will be thinking of y’all!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Block received

I  received my next piece to work on from Allison earlier this week -I let Julie know, but forgot to post here - maybe I'll even be able to get to it this weekend!

Friday, May 4, 2018

I received my Block

I received my lovely block from Canada.  Excited to start working on it!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Coming and Going in Midland

I received my package and have one on it's way to the UK. They did not give me an estimated arrival date, but it should be there soon Kate.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

I Survived!

It got rather dicey but my second bout of stomach virus ick is over.
So...I've bundled up the first block to go out in the morning on its way to Terry. 
Interestingly, the second round block, which had arrived from Australia unbeknownst to me, was sitting on the worktable when I walked into the studio. Funny how life goes on around me without my having to be aware or awake. Anyhoo...oh wow! I can't wait to play!

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Zealand Stamps

Frank hovered over me when he handed me the envelope.  He was totally curious about why I was getting mail from half way around the world.  I think he was a little bit jealous.

I would have made him wait but I was dying to see what was inside!

I love it!  You did a great job with the round, Laurina.   I think it was the perfect addition.

Friday, April 20, 2018

1st Border Done

And on its way to Nan!!  Have fun!!!!


First block and row Sent to Allison!

Opened my next project.... What to do?  What to do??


Having fun with this Cotton Robin! As always!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First border sent and the next round received

I received my piece ready for its second border yesterday just after I dropped mine off at the post office for Glen. I was about to pack up my machine and try to wedge it back into the closet, but if inspiration hits me, maybe I can put it off a few more days.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Center with row received!

I have received my center with row... Haven't opened it yet!

Working to complete and mail my first row... Will be on mailed time :)

clock is ticking

I know a few of you have mailed your block-with-one-border already, and a couple have even reported receiving them!  

All of these should be in the mail by Friday -- so if you haven't finished it's time to get moving...

And, as always, please let me know when you've mailed and when you've received.



Friday, April 13, 2018

From Glen

... the center with the first border has arrived. I love it. Hope I can hold up my end on this one. Very different of what I have done so far.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

On the way

A center with its first border is on the way to Diana. It was so much fun to do. I had to think a long time before what to do and even my husband had fun putting his 5 cents into my thinking. Looking forward to the next!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

First Border done and Mailed

Coming your way Marie!

First border done!

Well my first border is done and it was so fun. It should be headed to Tish this week. Waiting for the nextπŸ˜‰Susie

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mailed! - Be on the lookout, Susan

Well, it's off on its merry way - be on the lookout, Susan. Hopefully it won't take more than about a week to make it to you  :)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ready to mail...

I actually worked on my centre block last weekend, before I went away to Lisbon for 5 days, but I didn't mail it before I went as it seemed a little early. However, I'm ready to mail on to Susan some time this week - will confirm for certain when it's gone off on its merry way...

Mailing First Round To Christa

Howdy all!  Either tomorrow or Tuesday, depending how my week crashes and burns, you know.  

I have had two shows to prep for and three “must do” guild and robin things are coming due so I told Frank, You own the dogs today!  Amazing how much you can get done without having to let them in and out all day long!  

And I think this is the first time in recorded history.......wait for it.......I am early!  

Just let me know when you get it, the last two things I mailed at the post office seemed to have problems here.  Crossing my fingers!  


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Center block received

My center block was waiting for me when I got back from vacation and I had fun last night working on it.  Yay!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Center block lands in New Zealand

My block finally arrived yesterday afternoon and I'm really looking forward to some creative time this weekend - perfect timing with the extra days off for Easter.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Center block received!!

Received my center block.  Excited to get started on the fun!!
Great block - now what to do??

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Please don't forget to let me know when you receive something and when you mail something -- I do keep a tracking sheet!




Got my centre block today - not sure what I'll do with it just yet, so I think it can sit on my sewing table for a while and try to tell me what it wants... Haven't done much sewing lately, so it will be good to have something nudging me in that direction.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I got my block for the first border!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ‘  Yaaaaaayyyy!!!!  I'm so excited!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Updates! And kick-off!

I'm a little bit late posting photos of center blocks and getting them in the mail, but I promise the mailing happen tomorrow.  My sister is visiting from Australia and decided to join the fun, and she just handed her center to me -- you'll love it!)

I'm working away at the mailing list -- trying to respect the cat allergies and not have anyone in the U.S. have to mail overseas more than once.  Every time I think I've got it right, I notice that someone is working on the same quilt twice, or working in sequence with the same person twice...  maybe I need a coding class?

Anyhow -- without further ado -- here is the parade of centers! As always, there's a huge variety...

If I have yours upside-down or sideways, please let me know so I can give a note to those working on it.