My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thank you and Round Robin Year Three!

Putting my money where my mouth is - 
big thank you to everyone who generously commented on my last post - there were 50 comments (!! :-)!!) so together we raised $50... your kind words and thoughts were appreciated and made the exercise a fun, rewarding affair.  Tomorrow morning a cheque will be winging its way to the NZ Cancer Society; I was told a posted cheque with a note saying WHERE I wanted the money directed to would mean I could dictate what happened to it - so that's $50 towards Brain Cancer research. Thank you again everyone for helping me celebrate my blogging birthday this way.

Tonight we have this year's first meeting for our Round Robin group. I have spent the weekend working on my block for it. Now that it is finished I can relax and look forward to seeing everyone again.
This year we decided to choose a saying, motto or verse to use as a theme for our work. We all make the first block, which we will show tonight. Someone else will take our block and bag of fabric home to do a second block .... and we won't see our own one again for another 9 (I think) months.
So it will be farewell Sunbonnet Sue, I'm sure she will have a lovely time exploring every-one else's sewing room.
Can you guess -
I'll be asking for sewing themed blocks.
I adapted a Sue from Betty Alderman's 'Precious Sunbonnet Quilts', such a lovely book. I have needleturned her - once I finished that I ironed some Parlan on the back and did the stitchery. It has given the block a nice textured look. I was pretty pleased with how the red quilt turned out; I made it 3-dimensional by draping and playing with the fabric.

If you want to look, here are some previous posts about my round robin quilts from the last two years - 2010 and 2009.
Happy sewing everyone, have a great week - in the heat or the snow, where-ever you may be!


Catherine said...

Yeah for your donation to the Cancer Society

Shirley said...

Well done Raewyn. Every penny counts with these things. Love the little round robin block. Sounds like good fun.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

you are very welcome Raewyn...and the block is sweet...

LuAnn said...

Your block is cute. That's interesting that you show them at the beginning. We keep ours secret until it goes to the person that will work on it. Great donation to the cancer society!!!!

Leeanne said...

I'm glad you got a good sum to go off to help with Brain cancer.
I hope Sue enjoys all the gals sewing rooms too, I bet she will have some interesting stories to tell you when she gets home!!! She might be sworn to secrecy!
It was great to finally catch up with you last night. :-)

Cisca said...

Good work for Brain Cancer!
Your Sunbonnet Sue is so lovely, I put the book on my want-to-have list, I love it!
Greetings, Cisca

Karen said...

Excellent donation! I love the start of your Round Robin and look forward to seeing it again in 9 months.