Well, our little round robins are coming along nicely. I hope you are keeping up with which block belongs to which person. We drew names as to who gets to do which block and we had a job keeping up with which ones we had done. It was funny though and in the end we came away with a different block to work on.
I had the task of adding to Wendy's little beauty. Inspiration finally struck and I dug into my bag of strips from my Tail Feathers quilt ( of which I am hopelessly behind with) and added the borders.
Yes, I hope you noticed the hexagons in the corners. They are a 1/4" and pieced over paper. That corner block is 2" square. Call me mad but I did enjoy doing them. Taking the papers out after were a bit of a fiddle though and I keep finding the pesky bits in odd places.
Margaret is holding up Pat's block. Kate added the most perfect colour border and did all this before departing for a weeks holiday in the Cape Verde Islands. Kate should have been back on Wednesday as we were celebrating Margaret's birthday but the Icelandic Volcano put paid to that. She did rub it in a bit though and sent a text message that said "stranded in paradise". We said poor soul, (or words to that effect), sent her a message back saying that she was a martyr. Mind you she did say that she wanted to be at sewing. All I can say is all that sun must have fried her brain!!! We missed you Kate.
Next up is Kate's block which we have named the Six Sisters. Margaret added the next round and Wendy took the brave decision to square it off. Always a hard task when you have a hexagon shape. It looks good though and the blue is the right shade.
I love what Rosemary did to Margaret's block. It looks like it has real depth. Pat did the little pastel border round the hexagon in the first round. I have this block for the next round. Right this minute I haven't a clue what to do next. I am waiting for inspiration to strike. It is a secret though so have to keep any ideas to myself
Margaret found the most perfect fabric in her stash to add the next border on Rosemary's block. You somehow know when it calls for something really simple and to let the fabric or colour do the talking and it works really well.
Finally, here is my block. Wendy added the squares and set it on point and Pat added the green border which is lovely. I am liking what has been done to it and can't wait to see what happens in the next round. I hope that I have got all the blocks in the right order of who has worked on which block. Phew!! My brain hurts. It is good fun though and we are on round 4. They are starting to get a bit bigger now and may have to extend the stitching times to allow for the increase in size.
More views of Bradford on Tone. This is looking out of the window of the village hall and over the road to the village pub. The building to the right is the shop.
St. Giles Church from the front.
The doorway to the church.