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Thread: Row Robin 2012/2013 GROUP #7

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    How is everyone doing? We have five weeks left before we must meet the mailing deadline. The order that is posted on the first thread is the order we need to swap to keep straight. You can start to pm the person below you for their address.
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    Leader - Quiltermomma
    Annaquilts
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    I will mail to Annaquilts, Anna will mail to Whigrose, Whigrose to Babeyruth, Babeyruth to Peggiszo, and peggiszo to QuilterMomma.
    If you prefer, I can pm each of you with the next person's address if that is easier for you. I just thought pm chatter between each person would be helpful for working on the row robins. You may have remembered a bit of info while you were working on it that you did not put on the NOTE when mailed.
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    I decided I will make a barn too. I picked out the pattern and some of the colors. If there is any space left I will add a sunflower or maybe corn.Then I need to sew down any applique pieces before sewing the blocks in one row. This has taken me way longer then I realized. I was way over thinking many of my choices. Just too many. I like where it is going. How are you ladies doing? Any pictures yet?I am getting excited about trading and working on rows for each of you.
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    That will open the door for more fun. I have a couple of outhouse designs to embroider, will those work? (LOL)

    The over thinking seems to come into play when doing one of these because we try so hard to come up with our own ideas that we add to much into them. You are doing well Anna.

    How is everyone else coming along? I have not started yet, but after the craft show, will get on this one. I paid for the booth thinking that the child would have her candy bars to sell from choir, but they are not going to be ordered in time for the craft show so now I am making up a bunch of ornaments to sell. Then will put some of my quitls up for sale. Pray I sell enough to refurbish my costs for doing this. Daughter will be selling wreaths and poinsettas for choir which is good. Very frustrating. I was so counting on those candy bars so she could hearn her money for the choir trip.
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    Oh no on the candy bars. Can she maybe make her own brownies with chocolate chips in it and sell those? My kids used to make glycerene soap bars with little plastic animals in it or different shapes for $5 to earn money for camp. They would go door to door. I now don't let them as it gives me the creeps even with their papa in the car right there.
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    We will see, the ladies of the church have their baked goods sale as well. I wanted to put them in the stockings I am making to sell so it would promote both. Oh well, such as it is.
    So we get to see photos of your row that you have worked on so much?
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    How is everyone else coming along. Whigrose, you said that you changed it up a bit, so what will we get to work on?
    Wondering about peggiszo and babeyruth, how are you two doing. I think we will be considered down to the wire for getting done because we only have four weeks left. I know if I don't get to go to Montana, I will be working on this and Marlena's Christmas block quilt from that swap and the one from last year that I never did. yep a UFO.
    I know I saw my box of fabric last night under the longarm while I was working and thinking I better decide how and what I am going to do for this.
    Wondering, from what I do, let say a couple blocks and some applique, how will the help lead others into working on their row of my quilt? Just some food for thought. If I do a whole row of applique across, will that lend itself to help you work on and around it? Do I do pieced blocks? Questions questions questions.
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    I pieced a 60 1/2 in. row but not of 12 1/2 in. blocks. Some blocks are pieced and some applique or combo. I also mixed home spun in there. I am pretty flexible but hope that colors and style will blend.
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    Hi All!

    I have my row ready, just waiting for the mailing dates to come on up. I am going with a modern theme on both the RRs. One is made up of green,black and grays, the other is multicolor. I don't know which I'll be sending to with group. It is strange to be so quiet on the RR, but I think since we have so much time in between deliveries, there's not too much to say. lol

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    Well, you were quiet because you were so busy getting it done. Nice job. So do we get to see pictures?
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    Picture of my rows ready to go. :)

    Hi QuilterMomma,

    I took a pic of the 2 rows I finished, since I'm in this and another group. I haven't decided which one will go to which group. They are both kind of modern. One has lime-green, white, black and gray colors, the other Orange, lime and white, with a few blues thrown in for the mix. Hope you all like the pic.

    They both contain black with white polka dots for the Dresden plate centers and Strips of the other. The white is not solid, I am not a big solid fan, but I love tone on tones or small print just fine.
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    Lovely! I hope we get the second strip with the orange. I have some ideas already and lots of oranges to choose from but no grays.


    Quote Originally Posted by babeyruth View Post
    Hi QuilterMomma,

    I took a pic of the 2 rows I finished, since I'm in this and another group. I haven't decided which one will go to which group. They are both kind of modern. One has lime-green, white, black and gray colors, the other Orange, lime and white, with a few blues thrown in for the mix. Hope you all like the pic.

    They both contain black with white polka dots for the Dresden plate centers and Strips of the other. The white is not solid, I am not a big solid fan, but I love tone on tones or small print just fine.
    Anna Quilts

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    If I get to choose, I want the second one as well. Loving that modern feel. Love it totally. Now the green one is cool, could see doing some other geometric shapes on that one with a different option on color placement but keeping in the tune of it. Oh these are going to be great to whichever one you decide, but I am sure you will send us the second row because two of us want it already.
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    What about this: Cut my background piece the length I need 13" wide by 61", then applique what I want on it for an african/safari scene, then others can either add another row as such or do blocks. this way if my dd wants to hang it up instead of using it as a quilt, she will enjoy it either way. then when i get it back to quilt, will add my borders and do accent lines and designs to put texture to the applique. You gals up for that? I will have some time when going to Montana to work on cutting out the pieces and drawing. May be some fun free motion stuff or do another technique using bits and pieces of fused fabric, (What was that called again). Just a thought out there for ya.
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    Sounds good to me Beth. I did a combo on my original border but in essence it is a pieced strip of odds and ends. People can add a strip like you said, do 5 blocks or a combo like I did. I am game if you want to do the applique. I do ask for people to please sew down the applique if they decide to use applique to add to my row robin.
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    Oh that is a given. It would not make the whole trip otherwise. that would be the fun part for me. I would probbly string a piece of stabilizer on the longarm with this attached to it and then stitch it down. That is an idea to try first before I would do it. So do we get a photo of yours Anna?
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    How are you doing Whigrose and Peggizo?
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    Whigrose here.
    Well, let's see. I've cleaned my sewing room, advertised and sold two treadles, gone through and given away all but a few of my quilting magazines, started, completed and mailed my blocks to my November swap partner, helped with wood, baked pies and generally done just about anything I could to avoid having to make a decision on my R x Rs.

    Alas, the time has come. No more avoiding the could of Must Do that is hanging over me.

    Sometimes I'm pretty sure what I want, then my mind gets going with all the options. Right now I'm back at using the antique sewing machines I did up a bit back mixed with traditional blocks and Flying Geese. I almost threw these out a couple of weeks ago. Something said just move them to a corner of the design wall and so I did.

    I attached a picture of them and if you have any thoughts or suggestions I'd love to hear them.

    Mine will also be a wall hanging so the 60" wide may well be out the window.

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    UOTE=QuilterMomma;5639113]How are you doing Whigrose and Peggizo?[/QUOTE]
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    I see that piece of paper with some beautiful applique patterns, with those wonderful antique sewing machines, with those beautiful flying geese. I am thinking that you need to mix some of those blocks in with the antique machines in a pleasing configuration and we can build a 2 rows above and 2 rows down with that same antique theme going thru. Since you are thinking of keeping in the sewing room idea, we could do a spool block and make the strips for thread colors varigated and use wood fabric for the old time wood spools. Applique some needles with a sewing basket block to add for the sewing room. Also do a pincushion block a fabric block while keeping with those applique blocks on that piece of paper. If you were to send this around, that is what I would add to the mix. Since your colors are on the warm side of things, we probably have fabric that would contribute to that. I would set them in the row with two outside towards top and the middle towards bottom and frame around them as such, not knowing what the dimensions are of your sewing machine blocks.
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    I have to tell you, dh was in here a bit ago and we were discussing how the little sampler blocks go with the sewing machines. Great minds think alike :-)

    I have nailed the backgrounds - fairly easy to do since they came from a collection. I'm now looking for a couple of traditional blocks to add color and structure.

    Hope to be able to share a pic maybe tomorrow or Thursday even if the row isn't constructed but in some sort of 'construction phase'.

    BTW- Your ideas all sound great!

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    QUOTE=QuilterMomma;5639411]I see that piece of paper with some beautiful applique patterns, with those wonderful antique sewing machines, with those beautiful flying geese. I am thinking that you need to mix some of those blocks in with the antique machines ... [QUOTE]
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    Only because it is not one of my ufos I am trying to figure out. Going to take that SBS to quilting tonight and see what the gals think as well. Then see how much work I really want to do. (LOL)
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    Progress report -
    I am starting the applique stitching of my machines to their background then will join the blocks to make the row. My goal is to finish this row today then start my other R x R. Lofty goals but dh is away for the day, it snowed last night and I have classical music playing -- it all makes for the perfect way to spend the day.

    Will post a photo when done.

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    So envious girl! I am stuck at work filling in for both my job and the boss' because he is away on seminar, in PA. Looking forward to your progress
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    Progress interrupted :-)
    An accident happend just a few moments ago that changed my complete path for the RxR with my antique machine appliques. But it's good!

    You see, I got the machines appliqued to their backgrounds and was auditioning options with fabrics, blocks, etc. I thought I wouldn't use the churn dash block so I stuck it up on my design board with some little sampler blocks I'm in the middle of. Then I was fussing with my Flying Geese strip that I really want to use because it adds so much color. The was hinting I needed his attention :-) and a breath of air so I slapped the FG strip on the board under all the little blocks. When I came back into the room it was an epiphany - Right! This is so right for me.

    Now mind you, this is just a picture of what started my new direction and is far from thought out.

    So, Ms Anna, would you still be interested in the challenge of working in one of the other two machines? Any one else maybe up to the task of working in the third machine? No hard feelings if you want to pass - and it definately would be one of those 'wait to see how it would work out' things. One thing I would ask is that the machines not be lined up under one another. I really prefer the sampler look vs linear.

    So, what do you think? One too many candy corns or am I onto something?

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    I'd be honored to work on it and to be entrusted with one of your beautiful blocks. I am looking forward to working on what will be a stunning Row Robin.
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