Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Round Robin Final

I have finished the final block in our Southern Cross Crazies Round Robin and I am just about to post the block off to its owner. It is the first time that I have participated in a Round Robin and I was a bit nervous at first but it has turned out to be a very rewarding experience.

I suppose it was lucky that the other 7 ladies were very good embroiderers and I had such lovely work to view every month. Not only did I get to see other peoples work but I also got a chance to work with other colours and ideas and because we only had to add an eighth of a part of the block, it wasn't too much work to do.
This is the block I received in the final round.

Final Round Block

Beautiful silk ribbon embroidery

Floral Spray

Embroidery using wool
Isn't the work lovely?

Because I am the last person to work on this block, it was my job to fill in the spaces and make sure the block was balanced.

I decided that the centre was a bit pale with all the colourful detail around the edges and so I put some silk ribbon flowers near the centre and added some butterflies in silk ribbon in a long narrow spot. You can also see some feather stitch between the flowers and the butterflies and I also added some lazy daisies along the edge of the white ribbon

Silk ribbon flowers and butterflies.
Next I put a spider in the web, added some stem stitch to the lace motif, put some Cretan stitch along one of the seams and below that added another little vine with some purple flowers
More details

Herringbone stitch

Finally I added a brass butterfly charm on the white fabric below the lace motif. Here is the finished block.

Block finished
I can post this block off to its owner and I have another job off my to-do list!

This has been a rewarding experience and the added bonus was that I got to know some other crazy quilters around Australia just a bit better and who knows we might even meet in person one day!

I wonder what my block will look like when it returns to me!

Bye for now,


Anne said...

Gorgeous, well done all the participants.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Anne, I have received my block back now and I can't wait to post a photo it is absolutely beautiful.

Maureen Trotter said...

Wow!! What beautiful intricate work!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Maureen, the ladies in the Round Robin were a talented group.

Lorraine said...

Turned out beautifully!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Lorraine, the Round Robin was a rewarding experience.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Lorraine, the Round Robin was a rewarding experience.

Gina E. said...

Beautiful work as usual, Linda! I was surprised to read it was your first round robin - they are such fun and the participants end up with some fabulous work by the other people.
BTW, I was at the ACQ today and after checking out the sewing machine stands, I put a deposit on a Janome DC4030. Not top of the range, but it will do everything that I want it to - YAAY!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Gina, the Round Robin was very enjoyable and not too demanding of my time and so I will definitely join in one again.
Good news about your new sewing machine, I am sure you will love it.

Mary said...

These are beautiful! I just came from the Paducah Quilt Show and your nature crazy quilt was one of my favorites in the show. I love crazy quilts and wish I could have stood there and studied all the elements in it more closely! Wonderful work!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you, Mary. I would love to get to the Paducah show one day.