Do not feel restricted by these ideas. Anything goes! I love looking for new quilt blocks, and spend plenty of time on Google. If you type in the block that you’re looking for, and then click IMAGES on the left side of the screen, you can get plenty of inspiration. Keep in mind that this will set the tone for your style of quilt, and for your color scheme. Do you like primitive? Shabby chic? 30’s reproductions? Modern brights? Since we’re making this up as we go, I’ll probably be buying fabric most months, but many of you have fabric quantities that I can only envy, and can shop your own stash.
Once you’ve finished your block, be sure to post a picture on the flickr site. I hope to get all of the invitations sent today for the site. If you need advice or help, the flickr site would be a good place to post as well. There is only one absolute requirement for this Stay at Home Robin and that is that you have fun. If you love stretching yourself and learning new techniques, this is a great time to do it. If you prefer perfecting a techniques that you’re already comfortable with, do just that. No stress! Deadlines are only suggestions, and the monthly border assignments are meant to be fun. If you don’t like a particular one, don’t do it, or change it to something that is more suitable to you. I am not an expert quilter, and the assignments are not difficult, but can be made very intricately if you wish.
Are you ready? Then let’s get started!!
eta: We will be doing a new border each month, and I will post the new assignment on the 1st of the month. We will skip December, and resume again in January.