Tuesday, January 17, 2017

tick, tick, tick

I think my very favorite thing about the cotton robin is when the center blocks show up in my mailbox.  I like ALL of them so far -- so many possibilities!

So far I have blocks from Laurina, Diana, Rachel, Allison, Sandra, Kate, Christa, and Shannon.  And one from me... although after seeing the great stuff that's come in, I'm thinking I might have to make something more interesting. Hmmm.

I've heard from more of you that your blocks are in the mail, or nearly so.  If not, please keep in mind that they should reach me in California by the end of January.  (If you're running a couple days late, that's fine -- please don't pay extra for priority postage!  Just let me know...)

Julie

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Check your email!

I've just sent an email to everyone (I think) who has expressed interest in the 2017 Cotton Robin.  If you don't have an email from me:

1) check your spam folder, and if it's not there
2) send me an email or leave a comment

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

Julie

Monday, December 12, 2016

2017 -- it's coming soon!

I have 21 participants so far -- I'll keep things open for another week or two, but be sure to get in touch if you want "in" for 2017 and you're not already on the list at the right side of the blog.

In the meantime, start thinking about your center block. it should be no bigger than 9"x 9" or 8" x 10" and can be smaller if you wish, or some other dimensions as long at it's not more than about 80 square inches, finished size.

As before, please don't use any fabrics that can't be ironed or that will ravel a lot, or will cause problems for sewing/quilting (if you want an exception, contact me -- I've approved one so far.)

Your choice of block and fabric should reflect the sort of quilt you want at the end, although there are no guarantees!

Cheers,

Julie

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Anyone Game? or, Who Wants to be a Robineer?

The weather has changed to "sweater" so it must be time to start up a new round of robins...

See this post from last year for basic rules, and send a comment or email me if you want to join in. The more, the merrier, right?

If you've participated in the past and want to invite a friend or two with some quilting skills, please do.  

Having said that, of course we're trying to avoid quality control issues!  It is expected that you can cut and stitch a straight line (if you're making something that requires straight lines!) and have familiarity with the various parts of making a quilt... 

See you soon!

Julie


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Here it is -- THE BIG REVEAL!

It's been another fun year, and all the quilts have made it home!  I have no idea what order Blogger will put these in, so here goes...

This was Cathy's center block
and the quilt made by Sandra, Liz and Sophie

 Here was Christa's center block
and the quilt finished by Sophie, Marie and Susie

This was Elizabeth's starting block
 and the quilt made by Susie, Nan and Suzette

Next up was Glen's center block 
and the quilt made by Suzette, Rachel and Christa

 Helen started with this sea turtle
and the quilt was finished by Cathy, Sandra and Kate

This was Julie's center block
and the quilt made by Christa, Sophie and Elizabeth

Here is Kate's center block
 and the quilt finished by Elizabeth, Susie and Glen


Laurina started with this rainbow
 and the quilt was made by Glen, Suzette and Julie

This was Liz's center block
 and the quilt made by Julie, Cathy and Helen 

 Next is Marie's center block
and the quilt finished by Helen, Christa and Cathy

Nan  started with this block
 and the quilt was finished by Kate, Elizabeth and Laurina 

 Rachel's center block was this heart
 and the quilt was made by Laurina, Glen and Liz 

Sandra started with this chair
 and the quilt was finished by Liz, Helen and Marie

Here is Sophie's center block
and the quilt made by Marie, Julie and Nan

 Susie started with this block
and the quilt was finished by Nan, Kate and Rachel

last but not least, Suzette started with this block
 and the quilt was made by Rachel, Laurina and Sandra

I hope you've enjoyed the show! As always, I love the variety of quilts we created...

Julie

Friday, July 15, 2016

Elizabeth it's on its way

i mailed your little quilt today.  It's gorgeous!  I'm sorry for the delay but life has been getting the better of me.

I also received my adorable little patriotic beauty.  You ladies did an awesome job!

Hugs,

Swooze aka Suzette

Monday, July 11, 2016

nearly there...

Here's an update:

There is one quilt not yet mailed -- hoping that will happen tomorrow!

I need to hear from Marie and Suzette as to whether you've received the quilt that was mailed to you (sorry if you told me and I missed it...)

Laurina's quilt has been mailed (and delivered) to her mother's house in the U.S., and she'll arrive on the 20th.  If everything else is in order I might do the Big Reveal before that, but maybe I'll wait.

Stay cool,

Julie