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Thread: Round Robin #10 ROCKIN Robins

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    Okay, here's the story: In past RR's i had used left over blocks from my Grandmas quilting. She died in 1994. but this time around.....and it has been YEARS since I have played in a RR, I didn't have any leftover blocks. I was trying to figure out what I was gonna make for this RR and was really struggling. Well......I work at a LQS and we have a big bin that quilters can drop their scraps off in and we send them to the local animal shelter to make beds. Now mind you I am not in the habit of digging through this bin, lol! But the day I worked, I walked past it and here lying on the top of the bin heap was this block and another block I will post later. Well they were just way to awesome to go in a doggie bed and we send 100's of lbs. to the shelters so I asked my boss....can I take these two blocks? Yep was the answer and I snatched 'em! Well that same day I bought a grab bag of scraps from the store cause I like to add variety to my stash, lol! Would you believe that deep maroon that shows in the picture is what was in that grab bag? I was was worrying about being able to match fabrics since this is obviously a block made with older fabrics, possibly early 2000's. Then unbelievably I had ordered some fabrics from Fabric.com (love that place!) and it arrived the day after bringing these lovelies home. Oh my gosh! the fabric with the little squares that I had bought on clearance went beautifully with this. AND I found the other fabric in my stash. So ladies, I have got the start of a great RR quilt here!

    I need your opinion though......what do you think? Should the green be added as corners before adding a thin border of the maroon or should I just add the maroon? I LOVE repurposing old blocks so I am very excited about this!
    I will be sending the extra fabric with.....including that green you can see peeking out if not used for corners.
    Let me know your opinions!
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    Forgot to say the block is about 161/2"
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    I like it with out the green corners best..but both ways look great! Imho

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    Hi Cognito-
    Great story about your center block! I guess it was fate at work I like it with the green corners added. It ties in well with the green in the block. Great block! Thanks for sharing your photo's. I am very close to finishing mine and will post a picture of it when it is done. It didn't quite turn out the way I had imagined, but I like it well enough!
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    Center Block Done

    This is my center block for our Round Robin. I had hoped to spell a word out with the letters but I didn't quite pick the right pattern for that to happen. I love the colors in these fabrics but wish the HST had shown up better. Oh well, I'm sure it will look just fine with its continued growth and development from all of you lovely quilters! As they say, "its a work in progress1" It measures 24 1/2".
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    Love it!.....

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    Awesome zzmom!
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    Scaroca and Wanda Lou, how are you two doing? Are you healing and anxious to get quilting again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Difergie View Post
    Love it!.....


    Thanks Difergie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
    Awesome zzmom!
    Thank you! Its always nice to hear feed back
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    Physical therapy is kicking my _____. But I know it's needed, and it's helping. but I really miss sewing! I am giving it 2 more weeks. My Doctor tells me recovery can take up to a year.

    Miss you guys lots!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanda lou View Post
    Physical therapy is kicking my _____. But I know it's needed, and it's helping. but I really miss sewing! I am giving it 2 more weeks. My Doctor tells me recovery can take up to a year.

    Miss you guys lots!!!!!!
    We miss you too! Keep doing your PT....you WILL get better. Yep, sometimes it just takes time. Take care! There's no rush, you still have plenty of time to get started.
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    Good morning ROCKIN Robins. Hope you all have a great Labor Day planned. I'm just checking in.....have been vacationing with my hubby the past 10 days so no quilting. I will have my finished center ready to go this week. How about everyone else? I believe DiFergie and zzmom are also done. How are scaroca and WandaLou doing? I know you two had a late start....are you making any headway? Share your progress with us.
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    I am planning on finishing my center today. It is a simple block so it wont take long.
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    http://mail.aol.com/38023-111/aol-6/...quilt&partId=0

    not sure how to post pic. but here is a link
    Last edited by scaroca; 09-08-2013 at 11:10 AM.
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    the colors did not show up very well but you get the idea of what it looks like. It is 18 1/2 inches
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    Could not pull it up

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    Hi Scaroca,
    Can you post directly in this thread? We cannot see your link.
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    I don't know how to do that. sorry
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    Scaroca, when you type your messages into the "quick reply" box at the bottom of our posts, there are some little icons or "pictures" just above where you are typing. To the right of the smiley face are two that look like little planets and then just to the right of the planet with the red X is the "insert image" one that looks like a "wonky square". When you hover your mouse over that, it should pop up and say "insert image". Click on that one and a box will pop up. Be sure to click on the "from computer" with your mouse. This will allow you to "add an image from your computer" Select "choose file" and a window will open that allows you to "browse" to where you have the pictures stored you took of your wallhanging, etc. If you are unsure where you have saved them on you computer, you might first find the pictures and save them to your desktop. That is the easiest place for me to find them when I am ready to insert them into my reply on QB. Once you have selected the picture you want to "insert" into your posting, then be sure to select "upload files". You should be able to see the title of the photo you chose just to the right of the "choose file" before you select the "upload file" button. hope this helps! Let me know if it doesn't. You could send them to me (I will send you my email address in a pm if we need to go that route) and I will upload them for you. we all wanna see!
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    I guys.. still in physical therapy but doing much better.
    How is everyone?
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    Working right along....have multiple projects going, lol! Have you been able to even start wanda lou? I can't believe the deadline to mail is only 2 weeks away!!!! Yikes, I gotta get moving!
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    I am good...waiting to mail!

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    I'm still here, haven't forgotten you all! I am ready to go with mailing my center whenever the time is right. I am busy working on other quilts. Wanda Lou hope your healing well
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    Ok I am ready to mail too, but I can not seem to find the list of who I mail to. So If someone could let me know so I can get that address I would appreciate it. I printed the list out so I would be able to find it and now I lost the list. Good grief I didn't think I was that old but I guess I am.
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