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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

I belong to an online charity quilting group called the Sunshine Quilters.  They are currently running several Round Robin groups.  This is the first time I am participating in a Round Robin where you add a different border to each block you work on. I really want to make my row in the Round Robin to enhance the block I have already received.  This is where you come in.

This is the 17.5 inch center block sent to me by Kathy from Tampa.
I decided to add one solid border to make the block 20.5 inches square.  I also wanted to use half square triangles in the border.  I have the blocks made, but I can't make up my mind if I want to echo the purple and black star point or to go in a different direction.  This is a bold step for me.


After sewing a row and a half of the blocks in this direction, I decided I should explore another opinion.

 This would be the other choice.  I can't show the complete border because some of the HST are already sewn in the direction above.  It wouldn't be a problem to take them apart.
Hopefully, you will share your opinion.  After me, there will be 2 more participants to add rows.

I also made 2 more Tetris blocks from last week's shapes.  I plan to sew this week's block later today.

After seeing all 4 blocks together, I decided I will not be using sashing between the blocks.  I also feel kind of dumb realizing in all 4 blocks I put the orange shape in the bottom row.  I don't know how I didn't notice it before, but when the blocks are all sewn together it won't be a problem.

13 comments:

  1. I like your second border choice. The first one just seems to be screaming out at me and not in a good way. The second one seems to compliment the block. Hope this helps...

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  2. I like the second one. All beautiful fabrics and blocks.

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  3. I like the second board, the only change I would make is the first board color. I am not sure if that is a beig color, put could you use one of the other colors from the center (pink, blue, lime green or orange) and then one with with the black. Are you butting on two boarders?

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  4. I think I like the second border, too!

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  5. I liked the first border it seemed to make the center pop and it is more unique the second border seems very traditional!! It also looked better with the modern theme!!

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  6. The first one is very different and I like it better than the more traditional second choice of the triangles.

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  7. I think the 1st border is fun, cheerful and eye-catching! I would go with it and be different. Anyone can do the traditional 2nd border.

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  8. To me the first border would be a great final border, but if there are two more working on this block after you, I think the second one would be better to build on. I love the colors you chose!

    What will happen to these finished blocks?

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  9. I think both borders look pretty. The first one looks more different though.

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  10. I like the second border too, but either will work well.

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  11. I like the second border the best. The first one is a fun one though! Love your tetris blocks too!

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  12. I like your second choice, Katie. The first, to me, bleaches out all the lovely pinks and blues in the center block. It's too bold for this particular situation. The yellow you used doesn't seem to be the same yellow that's in the square, but it could be the camera.

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  13. I love your blog. I am certan mine will never be this interesting. I like the first purple one with the diagonal black and yellow.

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