Friday, February 20, 2009

Row Robin - Teresa's Quilt

I have just finished my work on Teresa's Row Robin and sent it on it's way to Cathy. Cathy will be the last one to add to this quilt top and then it will be on it's way home to Teresa. I bet she is excited! My maple leaf quilt top is on it's way home to me as we speak and I am very excited to see it in person!
Teresa's quilt was based on Underground Railroad blocks and when I looked over the patterns provided I decided on the Shoo-fly block. Nice easy block I thought! Once I started cutting the fabric I realized that each 12" block was actually four 6" blocks - a little more complicated than I had bargained on! I wonder, is this really the easiest way to force myself to learn to quilt? I enjoyed making the blocks though and was quite pleased with how they turned out.

This is the quilt after I added my row of Shoo-flys. I loved the blocks as I made them, loved the row when I added it BUT now after I took a picture and look at it I think the light colour blocks stick out like a sore thumb! The deadline for mailing was upon me so I went ahead and mailed it but I have offered to make a couple replacement blocks for Teresa to replace these two if she is not happy with them. Whether they work of not may well depend on what happens in the next and last row to be added I suppose.

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