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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Finally, I can reveal

Myself and a few of my friends belong to Richmond Modern Quilt Guild.  It's a hike, but we go a few times a year.  In July we went to the meeting and the challenge/assignment was round robin with a 6.5" center.  There were 4 of us who could participate, we didn't go back to any meetings until Dec for the Round Robin reveal.  This is my good friend Amy's center.  She loves houses and she wanted a village.  And as you know it takes a village.  

This was the first round.  My good friend Shelley added these, and then she proceeded to say it wasn't good enough.  I told her, you added a Koi pond, can you please shut up (said with the most love and affection).  But I didn't have to go after this round.  

Oh, no, I got to go after this round, with the flower garden and the paths.  These women push me so past my limits.  

All along I wanted to add quilts hanging from a tree to the little village.  It ended with the small log cabin block being the center of the village.  And that is as it should be.  

This was for another good friend, Peggy, after my round.  I loved her simple center.  I was playing with uneven stacked coins at the time and I went with the earth tones for her round.  

I didn't see it again until the reveal, and it is just gorgeous.  I love how we all played on the white and the broken blocks.  

This is Shelley's, after two rounds.  Hers came out the smallest, most colorful of the bunch.  I had added the paper pieced stars and the dots.  I was on a paper piecing kick.  I'm quite over it now.  

And this is how Shelley's ended.  Wow!  We all work so well together I just can hardly stand it!

And finally, my center.  I send the fabrics with my center, but no other instructions.

And, wow!  I love it!  My friends are awesome!  And awesomely talented.  Thank you so much!

1 comment:

Leanne said...

Those are all wonderful! It sounds like a lot of fun.