Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Round Robin 2014-1st Round

I have joined in a couple of Round Robins with the online group Southern Cross Crazies this year. I wasn't going to take on another commitment but here I am doing them and it is a good way to get to know the others in the group and you get to see some wonderful embroidery as the blocks get passed around.  What is the point of being in a group if you don't join in?

This Round Robin is a bit different to the one I participated in last time. This time everyone had to make up 6 blocks that were 6" x 6" and you had to post them to the next person on the list. When the person receives the blocks they pick one of them and embroider on it. and then send them off to the next person.

The first blocks I received were from Patti and the 6 blocks were all very similar to this one in soft greens, pinks, blues and creams.

 Patti said she wanted all the blocks to have a spring theme, so I decorated it with some spring flowers and a butterfly. I put the butterfly on the seam line on the bottom left because I didn't like the way the two seam lines were angling towards themselves at the bottom, I thought the lines were too strong and would draw your eye straight to that point. I think the butterfly masks those lines well.

My block for Patti
 The 6" x 6" size is a good size to work on for a Round Robin, it is not too time consuming and handy for those times when you don't have any hand sewing yourself.
I have sent my blocks off as well, so I'll look forward to seeing what they look like in six months.

Bye for now,


Lorraine said...

I haven't worked in the 6x6 format previously but I think it would be a great size for a RR. Lovely stitching Linda.

Linda Steele said...

It is a lovely size, Lorraine, not too big but enough to give you room to play.

jude's page said...

beautiful stitching, not something I am likely to do any time soon though!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, it is hard to get time in our busy lives. I always try and do some stitching at night in front of the TV though.