Posted by: Toni | October 27, 2008

Well, by some miracle…

I have done some sewing in between running the shop for the past 5 days.  I did a DJ block on Friday (it’s been almost 2 months since my last one…see it on my DJ blog) and then I received one round robin back for ME and added borders.

My Lessons From Mamma Group started our own round robin in June with 5 of us participating.  They have never done one before (I’m the instructor).  Let me tell you, these ladies are amazing!  They worked outside their comfort zones, tried new concepts and colors and created 5 beautiful quilts!  I like a doh-doh bird, forgot to take pictures of everyone’s finished top, but will do so next month.

We all started with making a 12″ block to set a theme up for our tops.  Mine was holiday based.  Here’s what I got back from Pam on Saturday:

Center block by me, Trees by Eva, Red stars by Jan, Mini blocks (3″ each) & black border by Jane, Gold/Red border by Pam.

Well, I felt it needed just a little more green to tie it all together and so I could finished and hang it up, so I added 4″:

I plan to use the green fabric from the border as the binding as well, need to find a backing today at work.  I’m very happy with the end result, again this ladies did just an awsome job.  I think we plan to do another round robin in the new year when we start out next BOM club.

And I’m very excited to say I’m a winner!!!  Lindsay had her 2nd SHNOODLE a give away and I won!! WOO HOO!!  I don’t enter many give aways because I don’t need more fabric/notions/books, etc…but she is making something special!  I love hand made items!  So, I’m excitedly waiting for it’s completion!

I’m almost done with my charge of the shop, the owner will be back tomorrow so I can past the reins back to her.  I’m beat!  I think I’m going to sleep all day on Wednesday 🙂

Here’s a random fall shot I took in my van on the way to work yesterday:

I think I can get one DJ block in this morning before I leave for work……..



  1. What a lovely quilt. You had a great Round Robin, it seems. I think the outer border you chose is perfect!!! Finishes it off nicely.

  2. lovely colors. I may want to participate in a round robin one day. It makes me a bit nervous though.

  3. Your round robin turned out very nice, maybe in another time I will find the time to do a round robin. Your part of the country is so pretty this time of the year.

  4. I love your RR quilt. It’s amazing what each person comes up with. Did your group keep a diary of what their thougths were as they make their round?

  5. Congrats on your winnings 🙂

  6. I find RR’s so fascinating — love looking at how the quilt developed, and how so many different quilters contribute to one whole that really works.

  7. Your RR is beautiful! I organized one a few years ago with a group of friends. We did a block RR. That was fun, though I want to do one like this sometime too. So many ideas, so little time!

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