I have been plodding along with progress with the last instalment of the round robin quilt. I received my new piece and contacted the maker by email requesting permission to show her quilt on my blog - and unfortunately haven't had any reply. So I have photographed my work and the border done by Linda in Australia, and sorry there is a little bit of the original block, but not the whole thing. So the instructions this month were to add the triangle borders to the block to turn it back to being square (as opposed to being on point). The theme was something iconic from your country (where you live). So I thought of kiwis, kauris, kiwifruit... OK, was getting a bit desperate - then thought of the buzzy bee toy which every NZ kid has at some point in their lives (to be honest - we never had one of these toys - but they are much more reasonably priced and available these days... as opposed to the olden days when I was a kid). And this is the result so far... with the corners being different colours I'm planning to do something different on the blue corners (hubby suggested a tiki but I can't work out how it would fit attractively on a triangle - although a kiwi is the right shape, but I might just do a fern pattern), and may add a small straight border around the edge.
|Raw edge fused applique so far - but I need to do some black blanket stitch|
to (a) attach pieces permanently and (b) add some definition. His eyes
turned out really impressive didn't they?
|This cute wee star was foundation pieced by Linda in the preceeding border|
- the pieces are tiny!
|I should have turned the photo around first as it is laid out upside down...|
does it really matter?
|This was one of the fabrics from the original fat quarter pack I bought. Love it, had to|
have it. My theory is that if the colours work on a fabric - of course it is going to
work on your quilt.