Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Here it is... The Big Reveal!

note: edited to correct the quilters for Sandra's quilt!

As always, Blogger has defeated my attempts to present these in alphabetical order, but as long as all the quilts are right-side up, I'm not going to stress...  With no further ado, here are the 2015 results!

This was Catherine's starting block
and the quilt finished by Jay, Laurina and Tami

Here is Cathy A's center block
 and the quilt made by Terry, Marie, and Cathy L

 This was Cathy L's center
 and the quilt made by Tami, Sophie and Helen. (love the photo, Helen!)

Here is Jay's center block
 and the quilt made by Catherine, Glen and Liz

Here is Julie's center block
 and the quilt made by Diana, Shannon and Sophie
 This was Kate's center
 and the quilt made by Shannon, Cathy L and Rachel

This was Laurina's block
 and the quilt made by Kate, Nan and Terri

 This center block was made by Liz
 and the quilt was finished by Laurina, Diana and Maria

 This block came from Maria
and the quilt was made by Glen, Kate and Cathy A

here is Marie's center block

and the quilt made by Julie, Liz and Sandra

Mary Jane made this block
and here is the quilt made by Sophie, Terry and Laurina

This is Nan's center
and the quilt was made by Liz, Helen and Mary Jane

Rachel made this block
and the quilt was finished by Mary Jane, Sandra and Shannon

This was Sandra's block
and the quilt was made by Cathy L, Jay and Catherine

Shannon started with this block
and the quilt was made by Marie, Mary Jane and Julie

Sophie made this center
and the quilt was finished by Terri, Rachel and Jay

This was Tami's center block
and the quilt was made by Sandra, Catherine and Marie

Here is Terri's center
and the quilt made by Cathy A, Julie and Kate

Terry started with this center block
and the quilt was finished by Helen, Maria and Nan

here is Diana's center
and the quilt made by Rachel, Tami and Glen

Glen started with this block
and the quilt was made by Maria, Terri and Diana

last but not least... This was Helen's center block
and the quilt was made by Nan, Cathy A and Terry

I hope you've enjoyed the show!  Stay tuned for the next installment...maybe sometime later this year.  In the meantime, if you have suggestions for new challenges, let me know.
Thanks for playing!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Last one is home

My little quilt arrived this morning and I think it's the last one left. Thank you to all of the lovely quilters that worked on it and made it so special (and very purple). Can't wait to see all of those beauties in the big reveal!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

got it!

I was away for a few days and this morning I went to the mailbox and there was my lovely mini!
Such a wonderful finish by my fellow Robineers! 
Thanks to all-I JUST LUV IT!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

almost there!

I'm just waiting for one more quilt to arrive home and then I'll post the Big Reveal!

(it's always Canada, you know...)


Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Remember how Julie challenged us at beginning to challenge ourselves and try something outside our comfort zone? I did not like my center block just not I received a WH that is wonderful I could not stop raving about it.The quilting is something I could never do. Thank you ladies so much!

Safe and sound

...and my lovely piece landed in my mailbox safe and sound today as well. Great job, ladies - everyone has carried on with my somewhat limited palette choices in the starter block, but it totally works, and the quilting suits the quilt very well - I've got it up on the wall (actually, a door) already and am very pleased with how it came out!  Thanks to all who worked on it.

Double and Triple WOW!

I just got my finished quilt from "over the pond!" It is fantabulous! I absolute love it. Each border is so creative and perfect for the quilt. The quilting was fantastic, it fit in beautifully. I'm am overwhelmed! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the ladies who worked on it! The post that brought it here was from North. Pretty tricky, and no fair, not putting a first name! I appreciate everything was done to make my quilt block into such a bright, happy quilt.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

status report

Okay, all the quilts are in the mail. 

Please let me know when you receive yours:
- Catherine
- Kate
- Laurina
- Sandra
- Terri
- Terry



Monday, July 6, 2015

It's here (and it's GORGEOUS!)

At the beginning of one of my more disastrous moves, I received email from Julie telling me that I should have received my quilt ... the post office is between old place and new place and I stopped in twice last week, hoping to ask them to go look for a package for me.   The first time they hadn't opened yet because of a "computer problem" and the line of people waiting for them to open (with no ETA) was almost out the door.  The second time the line was twice as long (and was out the door into the Mall) and there was only one, person–a newbie–at the counter and I decided I couldn't wait.

This morning I tried one more time.  There was actually a notice for a parcel in my PO box and so I took it to the counter and told them I thought there were actually two or three packages for me.  They found two ... I am still waiting, I guess for some fabric I won that was supposedly sent by the fabric company a month ago ...

I got home and ripped open the package.  I have no idea who did the work on my quilt except for Jay, who quilted and finished it, but I LOVE IT and thank you all, whoever you are.

I now have four Cotton Robin quilts and plan to hang them together (as soon as I am unpacked enough to manage it and find an appropriate wall ;-)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy Quilt Received!

I received my quilt and now have to rearrange my hallway quilt display of all the mini quilts so that there will be room to add the latest addition. I can't wait for all the quilts to be revealed. Mine has the prettiest little pebbles quilted on it. :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All Done!

Okay, it took a bit longer than I expected to finish up that center stitch-in-the-ditch and knotting/burying the threads. But the quilt is finished and is going out in the mail tomorrow morning. Here's a sneak peek of it. The feathers are done with the IQ (computerized longarm) but the pebbles and lined borders are hand guided free-motion quilting. The batting is a scrap of Warm & Natural cotton, doubled up for a bit more loft. Thread used is Superior Threads So Fine 50 weight thread in a contrasting color. Oops, I almost let loose what the colors of the quilt are. Ah, and finally the binding is the traditional sewn mitered corners method which really fills out the edges with batting. If you want a great tutorial on it, check out Flourishing Palm's website:

UPDATE: It's now safely in the hands of the United States Postal system. :-)