Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Round Robin kick off!

This year’s round robin had 13 people in it and to make it even I split us up with 7 in each group and I’m in 2!
I was really toying with the block for the center, it can be any size, just HAS to use accuquilt!
So I was looking in EQ and playing around with block ideas and I opened up “women of the bible” –I’ve made 3 different quilts with these blocks! I found this one- it’s proverbs 31- not hinting at anything Winking smile
anyways, as I looked at it I imagined the middle being 6”, because then I could use the 6” QUBE set for the little square and triangles, and all the rest would use the 12” qube set,
Recently I got this pretty orange/green and yellow FQ bundle and I figured I’d start cutting into it!
Also I looked at my new anniversary dies from Accuquilt, and the elephant die has just been sitting on my shelf and wasn’t used yet, so I just felt like I HAD to use it NOW!
So I decided what colors went were on the block and prepared the elephant pieces
and I machine embroidered it on.
and quickly I made the block like this, it measures 18 1/2”
For block #2 I came up with another idea, at first I thought I’d do more applique, but once I started this idea of just using blue and white, I felt it was enough Smile
blue white block 16 with8inqube
The block looks tricky, but it’s NOT! see what it looks like now with the lines in the block!
blue white block 16 with8inqubeb
I decided to use my 8” QUBE and companion sets for this block, so the finished block is 16 1/2”
In white I cut out (4) of shape #3
(24) of shape #5
(4) of shape #10
Light blue I cut out (4R and 4W) of shape #9 –doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong side up on this solid! but just in case you use a print Winking smile
in medium blue (4) of #5
and (4R and 4W) of shape #7
then dark blue (8 ) of #5 and
(4) of #16
You know I like to sew as much together as I can before I go iron (ironing the seams OPEN)
here’s more progress!
Oh, and all these fabrics were FQs, it was a squeaker with the white, but I made it!
then sections are sewn together
and a 1/4 block
And VOILA! the block is done!
I love blue and white together!
So these two blocks are on the way to the round robin participants.

I also wanted to show this picture I took really quick.
Our church was collecting stuff to a pregnancy support center, and I figured I’d donate some quilts that have been on my shelf for a long time! plus a diaper bag I made but never used
Some are not “totally” baby quilts, but hopefully they can still use them.


Carla said...

Wow what an awesome donation. Someone is gonna be happy. Loved your little elephant block. too cute.
Can't wait to see what your round robins look like.

Terri Vanden Bosch said...

Bea--I really like the blue block--if I were you--I would play with the color some more and enter it into the AccuQuilt block contest!!!! Just saying!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your Round Robin's will be fun. I loved the one I was in, years ago. I'm sure those quilts will be appreciated.

Jaime Oh said...

I love the blue Women of the Bible quilt. Where can I purchase the pattern for those quilt blocks?