Sunday, 13 September 2015

Round robin {Karyn}

We swapped round robin blocks at our Monday Modern meeting last week. I received the cuckoo clock that Karyn started. Cuckoo clocks are kind of quirky to my way of thinking, and I really liked what Carolyn had done before me with the sort of deconstructed circles. I started by raiding my stash for anything that looked like it might fit. I particularly wanted to use some quirky Dr Suess type (?) fabric that I had.

I forgot to photograph my out takes and revisions. Anyway...this is what it became.

I'm no designer, but if anyone wants to know what I was thinking, read on...
Firstly - that brown fabric (is it actually Dr Suess? I don't know) reminded me of clock pendulums and the colour seemed to work really well, as did the little circles which kind of play on Carolyn's circles. I didn't want to do flying geese as they featured in a number of blocks this month, but something about the shape of the top of the clock made it a bit irresistible. And finally, I wanted to add some hour glass blocks. You know, in keeping with the whole time theme... I'm not completely happy with the bottom left block, so it might get a makeover before next month's meeting.

Friday morning was spent setting up at Alberton. I managed to get one picture before I had to leave for work.

Pop along if you're local - its worth it for the beautiful old home alone.


  1. I'm so impressed at the amount of thought all of you are putting into these blocks!

  2. I'm certainly heading over to Alberton , this photo certainly whets the appetite!

  3. I do like the addition of the flying geese blocks and the hourglass blocks are very clever ; )

  4. The round robin looks great - that brown fabric is different, but it blends in so nicely. Personally I think that if every quilt has at least one flying goose (geese?), that would not be a bad thing.

  5. Great additions to the cuckoo clock - round robins look so difficult - I don't know that I could ever make a decision as to what to add!