Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Victorian Ladies Round Robin Blocks

I am participating in a Round Robin (RR) called Victorian Ladies with the Crazy Quilting International Yahoo group.  This type of RR is called a Do Your Own Block or DYB. Each of the six participants pieces 6 crazy quilt blocks and sends them out in the rotation. When you get someone’s set of blocks, you pick one (they are only 6x6”) and embellish the entire thing; stitching, beads, silk ribbon, or whatever.

Here are my six “naked” blocks. I chose to print out vintage images on silk of Victorian women in different activities; reading, sewing, playing the piano, etc. The silk prints are just pinned on, because each stitcher will determine where on the block to place it. In most cases, the antique lace has not been sewn on either, and the stitchers can also determine where to put that.

The blocks are intended to be very low-color as they will be made into a small wall hanging in our neutral toned bedroom.

Playing the Piano

Picking Flowers


Out for a walk

Holding Baby

These are winging their way to Hideko in Japan, who will be the first stitcher on my blocks.

I thought I had taken pictures of my CQ Journal Project block for July and posted it, but I could not even find any pictures on my computer.  I guess that is for the next post.

Tomorrow we are having a birthday party for DGD London, who will be three on Friday. But because of scheduling conflicts, the family party is tomorrow night here at our house. I am baking her a Winnie the Pooh birthday cake and today we went to Ikea and bought her an easel with a blackboard on one side and a whiteboard on the other. Plus markers, erasers, chalk, etc.  I can’t wait!!

Cathy maroon


  1. I love your blocks. It's exciting I am given a chance to work on one as a first worker. I can't wait!! Hideko

  2. These are going to be so pretty! Love the lace with "holding a baby" especially.

  3. What a cool idea, and love the pictures you printed out, looking forward to seeing the end results :o)

  4. Such pretty blocks, the lace is awesome.

    Happy Birthday to London! 3! How fun! Enjoy.

  5. Congratulations with your granddaughters birthday.
    Your blocks and Victorian images look great!


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