If you recall, back in June I started a Round Robin with non-blog friends, Michelle and Jennifer. I created this piece for my starter block. I knew it was going to be challenging for my friends because there is a lot going on here.
Recently, the three of us got together for a day of sewing and so we could pass our quilts on to the next person in the Round Robin. Michelle had my block and felt that she need to do some simple borders to help the viewer calm down a little. I like what she did and she carried on those cute little foxes.
This is Michelle’s starter block. She wants create a bed runner. Don’t mind the clashing rug. She did such an amazing job with fabric placement on those log cabins, the piece almost looks like it is made of lace.
Jennifer had Michelle’s quilt for the first round. She added a couple borders and those cute stars. So I’m going to have to look at this for a while to figure out what I’m going to do.
This is Jennifer’s starter block. In the long run she wants a Queen size quilt. My first thought when I saw Jennifer’s starter block was Anna Maria Horner’s feather blocks. But I didn’t jump in right away and in my world that means it didn’t feel right. So I gave it a lot of thought and a Pinterest and Google search and here’s what I came up with.
I came across a tutorial for this leaf (feather) block that I thought would be perfect. The tutorial is at Intrepid Thread and is super fun and easy. Of course I used my Island Batik fabrics for these leaf blocks.