My Brookings Guild started a 'stay robin' in the fall. We had done a round robin last year ... and the stay robin went well too.
Start with a block. Then we followed the month assignments that were drawn from a hat!
1. Applique - for me it was the machine appliqued light house.
2. Paper piecing - I made the sailboat and the 5pointed star in the corners.
3. Words - a perfect pick for me, I was going to add the poem at this time anyway.
If ever you lived by the ocean, if ever you lived by the sea,
when you return inland, your spirit will have been set free.
if ever you've heard the sea gulls, the waves, a foghorn, the winds,
then you've heard the song of the ocean and the peace it sends.
This poem is a paraphrasing of the anonymous poem "If ever you lived on an island"
4. Triangles - always a favorite of mine.
5. Strip piecing - checkerboard made with this GREAT Japanese shirting that has crabs. I found it at Britex in San Francisco and spent the big money to buy enough to give me the anchor 'dots' on the selvedge too!!
I knew I wanted to add top and bottom borders - it was almost square but not!
The back is my unique (?) combination of 4 anchor fabrics and 1 abstract nautical-looking fabric. All of which were being saved for some special project for way too long!! They will make me smile everytime I see the back of this quilt. So worth it!!
Sorry for the crooked pictures ... I thought I was holding the camera straight!!
The eclipse was in heavy fog here in Brookings. So maybe next time??? LOL!