Friday, 3 September 2010

Stay at Home Round Robin

I've added the third block to my stay at home (SAH) round robin.....but I'm starting to wonder if sticking to 'the rules' and have precise cuts around each of my blocks is the right thing. Each block is free pieced, so not much in the way of parallel lines and matching corners, but then I've trimmed each block to the appropriate size after that, rather than leaving the edges wavy and then seeing what needed to happen next, and I'm not sure that it has been the best approach.

I've got three options: scrap it and start again, try and be a bit freer from now on, or carry on with the 'proper' measurements. I'll have to try and decide before the start of next month, but I'm leaning towards the middle approach at the moment.

In the meantime I've used the scraps from the rectangle to make a 'feature strip', which at about 22" long is enough to make into three fabric postcards and an ATC. Nice to use up these scraps like this, and especially nice as Nephew No. 2 can have a fabric birthday card on Monday so long as I finish it tomorrow and the postal service plays the game properly!


  1. I love the batiks with the black and whites - they work really well together. have you changed the top photo on the blog? (Or have I not been paying attention?) It's really pretty

  2. I like the September strip you have added, but I like the 'organic' thinking idea too - you could try making two and see which comes out best?

    Everything I think of is too similar to the two I've already done, so thank goodness I have 3.5 weeks to ponder!!!


  3. Thanks Benta, it's still a bit out of my comfort zone - love Batiks, not sure of these shades! But it's good fun deciding what to do, isn't it?

  4. Lovely colours and contrast well with the black and white fabrics. Having discovered your blog I'm now following it.

    Sorry didn't mean to tempt you with the link to 21st Century Yarns. Their colours are so yummy it is easy to give into temptation.



  5. HI Sue - and welcome to you! Those yarns and fabrics look just delicious. I've been using some hand dyed threads - and some silk too, used in the header photo - but the lady I bought them from doesn't sell on-line, so 21st Century could just be the answer for non-fattening treats for me!

  6. I think it's great as is! We can add to and change things in future rounds, so it's really just a base to start from.


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