Thursday, July 07, 2011

Rockin' Robin Week One

A little bit of this, a little bit of that...

A robin with an iPod. That's what started this whole project for me (admittedly, a cool image will pull me in any time). Then the concept of an online row robin sealed the deal. I'd heard about them. Read about them. But had never attempted one. I am a bit of a control freak. I have just recently come to this conclusion. Sewing, I am learning, is the one place I am able to let go.  I love fun, bright, bold prints that would never seem to go together. I love that no matter what face people make when I show them fabrics, it will turn out pretty damn cool. 

With that in mind, I dug into my "too large for our home" scrap pile. I found a ton of beautiful prints, all purchased from the Calico Whale, our local quilt shop. When it came to the background, I was stumped. I wanted to start sewing, and not wait to drive into town to purchase a few yards of background fabric. So...I dug into my mom's stash. She loved a good floral. She used a lot of small, floral prints in most of her quilts. Quite the opposite of my style, but I thought "why not?" 


I love how it turned out! Here's the problem, though. I won't have enough of my background to use in the next three rows. In a true row robin, can each background fabric be different? Unless I can find some old floral background (the selvage says 1990!), I'm thinking I'll use different backgrounds. And I'm ok with that! Really. Of course, there is always ebay...

2 comments:

AnneMarie said...

Nicely done! I love the way your small floral looks in the distance in the shot of your whole row. Sure! Use any background you like - take it where you want it to go. Thx for joining the Rockin' Robin!

diane said...

I see you are doing the Rockin robin too! Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog!