ta-da again

Just finished the first round of my ostrich round robin last evening. As I mentioned yesterday those little half square triangle units looked too wonky--curving away, seams anything but 1/4 inch. I hated it!! If there is anything I have learned from doing medallion styled quilts--you got to be reasonably accurate.

So I drew up the 18 inch completed bands in EQ, printed 4 to the page and taped the 3 pages together. Oh, so much better now.

I should have taken the feathered star that was hanging behind it down first, LOL but for her closeup this was okay. It looks a little plain in the large triangle areas and I would like to put a little appliqued flower in that spot but I think I better see what the next round instructions are before I do that. It would be a nice spot for some hand quilting if I don't put a little pansy or something there.

I am still debating what to do with Aline's round robin though---but basically I am alternating between 3 choices. When I was stuck in bed on Sunday and looking at quilt books, there was a 4th possible choice, LOL. Until I dig out that tape measure there is no need even saying definitely what my final solution will be. Matches and removal of the previous round are not allowed, LOL.

I have a bunch of fall leaf colored fabrics gathered for a block that I will show the Belles today for a BOM--it looks tesselated but is basically squares with something like a prairie point that makes it LOOK that way. Maybe for a fall wallhanging........... and it just occured to me that it would make a fantastic border on my own circulating round robin.

As usual I am going to be late if I don't hit the shower soon-- Posted by Picasa

Comments

  1. Those 30s HSTs look terrific!

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  2. Wow I like that Linda!! I think HST are the hardest things to keep straight and on even. No matter if they are good to start when you sew them together they allways bow and twist. The PP way is best in that situation. I really need to learn EQ better because you can do so much more than I ever knew how to do, and I think I am wasting that program!!

    I'm really missing not doing this Ostritch with you guys now!

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  3. Your ostrich block looks great -- can we have a peek at the star behind it?

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  4. It is looking fantastic Linda. Glad you could get those triangles to work.

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  5. Those fabrics look lovely (despite the difficulties of getting the hsts straight. Looking forward to seeing how the rest of it goes.

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  6. I thought the featherd star was part of the roundrobin! LOL!

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  7. What a cute little SBS! Have fun with the Ostrich.
    BTW, I say what I mean and I mean what I say-I'm grateful to have "met" you, even if it's at the end of a keyboard.

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  8. I love the clever center blocks you come up for your ostrich rounds. Sunbonnet Sue looks like she is marching right along! Very Cute! Did you already finish the last ostrich? I don't remember the conclusion.

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  9. Okay, Linda. Since I'm brand new to this group, please tell me what an Ostrich round robin is! Sounds intriguing. Your little Sue is adorable. I am a fan of Sunbonnet Sue, I admit it. :-)

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  10. What a cutie your Sunbonnet Sue is! And the HSTs look great.

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  11. I like the little HST (no matter how hard they were!). they are perfect with little sunbonnet sue. Good job!

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  12. the Sunbonnet Sue quilt looks lovely. Love the 30's fabrics.

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  13. Hi Linda, and a happy wednesday to you..*VBS*

    I think your Sunbonnet Suzie is looking really fine! I think I must have missed some part of the discussion about the HST's, but the new ones look really great. I know in the long run you'll be much happier than dealing with wandering seam lines. That seems to happen on my machine when I sew on the diagonal..every time I sew on the diagonal, in fact! It's frustrating to say the least.

    I love what you are doing so far with SBS ! It will be perfect for when you have your 30's sampler on the bed. Hugs, Finn

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  14. That is beautiful! The triangles look big now but I'm betting with more rounds on, they won't look nearly so big. Can you maybe quilt . . do some trapunto in those?

    Judy L.

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  15. Your ostrich RR is so adorable. Good work!

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  16. love your little sunbonnet sue or dutch doll!

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