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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Deana: Last post for a few days...

I apologize up front for the poor quality of the photos tonight.  My sewing room is not well lit for pictures in the evening.

I have done a ton of sewing but most of it I can't show yet because it is work on a secret round robin.  I have completely kitted the whole quilt and sewn the first row in my family round robin.  I have to send it off by July first to the next person.  Five months from now we will have the reveal and find out which quilt is our own to keep.  It is so darn much fun and very bonding.  My sisters and two sister-in-laws and mother all participate.  It makes for great family bonding and memories.

An inspirational fabric was selected and we all have to use this fabric somewhere in the quilt.  You can see it on the box all prepared to send off.

Here is a sneak peak at the back of the quilt I just received for the family round robin.  Sorry, but I can't show you more until the grand reveal.  I will tell you that this one is going to be so gorgeous and I hope it is mine.  You can see the other kits all prepared in baggies inside the box.

I did a little more quilting...

and received another wonderful flowering snowball block in the mail (yesterday) from Diana.  Thanks so much, Diana.  It is made beautifully and the fabric choices are perfect!  I love it when I get blocks with orange in them because it really brightens the quilt.

My quilt is really growing and there are still more for me to make and more to receive by mail.

For now I say goodbye as I leave with my husband and some other couples on a four day horse packing trip.  We pack everything on the horses and go into the mountains where no vehicles are allowed.  It will be so peaceful!

One lonely little crazy tree block.  This was just a sample I worked up for a different project, hence, the wild color frog fabric.  I didn't want to use my nice stuff.

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  1. Sounds like fun! Have a wonderful time unplugged for a bit =)

  2. Sounds like fun! Have a wonderful time unplugged for a bit =)

  3. I love the idea of a family Round Robin. I'll have to start working on my SiL!

  4. Oh the round robin looks lovely. I wish I had someone to do this with....great idea.
    Are you quilting on your Anante. Lucky you.
    Have a great break away. Everyone needs it. I am going away Friday for a week of me time.....

  5. Sounds like you will have a wonderful 4 days riding. You have such beautiful quilts in progress. The snowball quilt is very eye catching. I will have to look into trying one like it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Was so happy to make a block for you. I think I need to create this block in EQ7 and play around with some different color schemes - I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and make one of my own. Did you end up creating plastic templates to cut out our fabrics?

  7. How lovely to have so many family members who quilt with you, such a special quilt to be. I'm guessing it will be extra special as I'm sure as you work on these quilts you are thinking of lovely memories you have shared over the years. Your quilt to be on the wall just glows, how stunning it looks I would never have visualised this beautiful quilt from that one block. Thanks for sharing so much motivation here. Have a wonderful wonderful time in the mountains they are so soul restoring. Cheers Glenda

  8. PS There is nothing more relaxing than the bonding of a horse beneath you and all day to enjoy it. I use to sneak a day off every now and then in NZ and go out to a horse riding school in the hills, they knew I could ride and would let me go off on my own in to the hills for a morning, it was much better than several days holiday for me that time out. Cheers Glenda

  9. Horse packing would frighten me! I never did grow to love horses, even after riding camp when ten years old.
    The secret round robin sounds like fun.

  10. I love your flowering snowball, such lovely colours. Enjoy your trip

  11. you are pretty adventurous! Guess it's handwork for you for a bit, huh? The snowball quilt turned me into wanting to make one. LeeAnna

  12. You sure keep busy, what a lot of work! Its all looking great, I love progress...

  13. I hope you had a wonderful time and looks like lots of beautiful stuff you're working on!!


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