Friday, May 4, 2007

I've Been Working on the Round Robin...



I spent the day (most of it anyway) working on Pam's round robin quilt. Thank you for all the comments about the border. It helped me decide to go ahead with the chain.

I love the pattern at Quilt Blocks Galore, but I couldn't see myself cutting all those little triangles apart and then sewing them together again, so I simplified the pattern a bit. It may be a little hard to see in the picture, but each corner is the same--a little red and white two-patch piece sewn to a 3.5 inch piece to make a square. I cut all the fabric in 2-inch strips. The fourth corner is just two 2 x 3.5 inch strips which will be sewn together to make the fourth part of the square.

I've got all the little 3 patches assembled. The next step will be to sew the 2 x 3.5 strips together and then figure out how big to cut the setting triangles.

This is how it will look:

One side of it anyway.

Setting triangles...ugh! The idea of trying to do any math at this point in the day just makes my eyes want to roll back in my head. I think I'll just leave it until tomorrow.

Right now I think I'll jump in the shower and then figure out what to do for dinner tonight.

11 comments:

Marita BK said...

That looks great for a border!
Thank you for greetings in my blog, I appreciate it :o) Wish you a very nice weekend.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love that fabulous border design and have never seen it before. Thanks for the 'in progress' pics, otherwise i wouldn't have seen 'how to' at all!
It really lifts this quilt, tracey

atet said...

The border looks fabulous, and I love the modification -- fewer triangles is a good thing in my opinion!

May Britt said...

This is the perfect border for this RR. The red makes it all now.

Anne Heidi said...

A wonderful border! I am sure the owner of the quilt will love it!

meggie said...

That is brilliant! Just what the quilt needs.

Molly said...

It looks lovely. Your instructions looked so easy, my fingers were itching to cut out some fabric and try it!

Libby said...

That is a very 'tricky' looking border. It's going to work perfectly on the quilt.

Patti said...

Looking good! When I do setting triangles for something like that I make the math easy - I cut them oversized, sew them on, then trim them off. Makes a little bit of waste but really simplifies the construction.

Patti said...

Looking good! When I do setting triangles for something like that I make the math easy - I cut them oversized, sew them on, then trim them off. Makes a little bit of waste but really simplifies the construction.

Jeanne said...

Great job with the border for Pam's round robin! It really adds pizazz to the quilt.