Sunday, February 27, 2011

Round Robin Work and 300 Posts

First of all, thank you all for your wonderful support and friendship!  The community of bloggers is filled with so many wonderful women (and men), and I want you to know that I truly appreciate YOU, my readers.   Why am I bringing this up now?  Well,  I just realized that this is my 301st post! Woo-hoo!  Time for a giveaway to celebrate!  Let me think on it for a couple days (and gather up some goodies to photograph) and I will announce it officially then. Any ideas are welcome, LOL!  :-)

Meantime, here are a couple things I worked on while at Gerry’s last week.  The first is a Tea Time block for PeggySue.  She had appliqued a teacup on each of her six lovely blocks.  The hardest part was selecting which one to work on! It’s a DYB (do your own block), so all the work is mine.

In our Steampunk traditional RR, it was my turn to work on Meg’s block. Betty had come before me and done the work pictured at the bottom. This lovely blue block was pieced for Meg as a Christmas Cracker wrapper, and so at 17x11” is quite a bit larger than the standard 12x12” block.  It probably will not return home completed, but that will give Meg a chance to add her own work to it!

My part was three seams at the top and the big vintage button motif.  It was intentionally placed over a Chinese medallion printed on the fabric in that patch, which is really not steampunk (nor was it in Meg’s preferred metallic colors of copper or silver/pewter).  Some of the gold shows through the heavy lace trim, but that helps to add a bit of spark.

And I am really looking forward to the next round in the Steampunk RR, so that I can work on ANYTHING BUT BLUE!!!

Cathy maroon


kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Congratulations on 300 posts Cathy! I love what you did on these blocks too - very clever way to fill the teacup applique with flowers!

Anonymous said...

i'm not a huge fan of blue either, but the blue block looks good.
Congrats on 300 posts!
i enjoy seeing your creations.

Laurie said...

The teacup block is so pretty, I love the teacup she did. congrats on 300 posts, it's so fun isn't it?