Sunday, May 22, 2016

Linkup for Hands to Help and my Round Robin Top!

“Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.” Dwight D. Eisenhower  


Today I am Linking up my Hands to Help Charity Quilt which I showed you on my last post. But I also want to show you my Round Robin top! I started out with a beautiful Hoffman Royal Peacock print that I set into the center of a window frame block (see photo left). I had bought the fabric several years ago intending to make a wall hanging for my room so when I joined the RR group this was the perfect opportunity to get my wall hanging!  After I made the center I sent it to my friend, Mary, and what she did on the first round is just outstanding! Look at those gorgeous Japanese lanterns!
                                                 Round 1
When Mary finished her round she sent it to my niece, Sara, who went with the offset corners Mary started and did her own thing.....Sara is a novice quilter who just did a round that I think looks pretty professional, don't you??

                                               Round 2
Next the Robin went to my Sis, Irene, who would send it to my other sis, Lynette and they had some "shenanigans" that went on because Lynette wanted to do some applique flowers and Irene wanted to do a ribbon border but they both agreed the applique should be the 3rd round so.....well without actually sending it to Lynette first, Irene did her last round and left a blank border for Lynette to do these lovely appliqued posies!  (Lynette is also a novice who has just done some professional-looking applique, in my opinion!)

                                              Round 4

And last but not least is this fabulous ribbon border, the 3rd round that came out as the 4th round (lol) was  made by "that sister that makes me do all those things".........but she is also the sister "who makes all those gorgeous things for me"........
                                                                            Round 3

This looks nothing like what I had in mind when I bought this fabric........and I am SO glad!  I love, love, love it and I will show you all the finish when I get it on my bedroom wall!

Now again, the photo of the Hands to Hands Quilt I sent to Happy Chemo last week...........some of the blocks were charity blocks made for the Neighborhood Block party we had earlier this year and the others were orphan blocks my Sis gave me that I machine embroidered some more little houses on:

Please check out the Hands to Help link-up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict






13 good friend(s) left a comment:

sunny said...

What an awesome Round Robin! You just never know where someone else's vision will take you. We're doing a challenge at our local quilt shop, and one girl is trying to think ahead and envision what she'll do, but you just can't do that. One step at a time. How nice that your sis's worked together with such a beautiful outcome.

Lynette said...

I love the way your round robin turned out!! Glad I got to be a part of it. Also love the charity quilt. Amazing what you can do with orphan blocks :)

Helen said...

Wow what a great round robin,looks beautiful :)

shez said...

wow Ida,awesome work my friend,well done xx

Hilachas said...

You have such a "way with words." You absolutely entertained me with the story of your RR block AND I already knew the story. Love the way you tell it and it was so much fun to work on it for you. The charity quillt turned out fabulous. I know someone will receive comfort from wrapping up in it especially wrapped up in the love you sewed into it.

Danice said...

Such pretty quilts. I found you on the Hands 2 help link party. I also made a quilt for the event. Now following your blog. Awesome work you do :)

Maria said...

WOW! Your Peacock centre panel has grown into a gorgeous wall hanging with the help is all your RR friends and sisters.... Will. Look fantastic on your wall....
The House blocks have been sewn into a lovely community quilt.. Well done.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love it!!!! I have a peacock panel waiting for me to get to. Love what you guys did with yours.

Needled Mom said...

I am so glad you posted the gorgeous round robin. I love the way it finished. It was so much fun to work in it.

Great job with your Hands2Help finish too, Ida. I need to get mine in the mail.

Heide said...

Wonderful job with the H2H quilt, so a sweet quilt. Love all the little houses.

Missy Shay said...

Your Round Robin quilt is gorgeous!

Sarah Craig said...

I love your Hands2Help quilt - such a great use of orphan blocks! (And I love your round robin quilt too!) Thanks for participating in H2H this year...

desertskyquilts said...

Love that Eisenhower quote. It's so appropriate for Memorial day, though I know that you didn't post it for that. =) The round robin is wonderful! I can't believe two rounds were done by novice quilters - amazing. How lovely to have enough family members, who are quilters, too, to do a round robin. And finally, love your house quilt! That's going to be popular and well-loved.