Sunday, July 4, 2010
Stay at Home Robin
Well, another thing I had explored was the making of Round Robin quilts. Basically, you started a quilt and then it was passed along to others in your group, each of whom added a border or whatever the instructions called for. I don't really have a circle of quilting friends to do that, but I then I found
They had done round robins, but of a non-traditional type. The results were fabulous art quilts that were small wall hangings. I loved them! In July, Kate started a Stay at Home Robin, where you would do each of the steps yourself. I thought that was a wonderful way to "test the waters" so to speak.
I picked a sort of theme.....the Prairie. I found some fabric from my stash and picked up a couple of fat quarters that amused me. I have a few visual ideas and even some quotes floating around in my head. Since I don't know where we are going with this, I don't know which of those elements I'll actually end up using and I'm sure I'll think of tons more along the way. Then I was ready to make my first block.
Here it is: a 6 inch block that roughly mimics the Prairie Style stained glass of Frank Lloyd Wright. It's done scrappy with batiks and creams. I'd say I love it, but the perfectionist in me seldom "loves" anything of the artwork I do. I think it's an okay start. I've already thought of how I could have done it differently, but I'm just going to relax and see where this project takes me.
The only problem I have now, is the next step isn't until next month.