"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stay at Home Robin-Let's start stitching!

Ladies, it’s time to begin making your center block. I would suggest making it 12-16”, and it can be anything you want! We will probably be setting it on point in a couple of months (if desired or appropriate) so keep that in mind. I plan to do some type of floral appliqué, but any pattern will work.

 From Stars:



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.

One last thing.  There is no requirement that you "sign up" for this.  Obviously anyone who sees it is free to join in.  However, if you want an invitation to the flickr site, you must send me your info.  I have two "no reply" bloggers who expressed interest.  Please send me your email info if you wish to be included.  pjmcewen at hotmail dot com.

Are you ready? Then let’s get started!!

Happy Stitching....Sunny

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.


  1. Thanks for the reminder. I've had a busy few days and this was put to the bottom of the list...tomorrow it's back up to the top.

  2. Remind me again Sunny, when is the deadline for the first block?

  3. Back to blogland I have been reading about you Round Robin,sounds interesting,so I`ll read about the rules. You have a lovely blog:-)

  4. Did you mean 12"x12" to 16"x16" ?
    did you mean 12"x16" ?

    oh and did you get my email?

  5. Hmmmm.... this sounds like fun... can I still join in?!


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