Thursday, February 14, 2013

Quilt U Be Mine reveal

Happy Valentine's Day!
It's time to reveal our Quilt U Be Mine Round Robin quilts!
Ok, so I'm nowhere near being done, but the deadline for the reveal post is past, and I'm so stinking tired and disappointed in myself that I'm about to cry.

Anyway, here are the blocks laid out with the quilt, and another with the paper pattern for the knot border on one side, so you can get an idea of what I'm planning on doing. That Celtic knot border will go all the way around the quilt.

Thank goodness for editing posts. Goodnight, or good morning. 01:00 am.

So I'm awake but have a migraine, but I'm in a more calm state of mind. Just disappointed that I didn't finish my quilt top by the deadline. I guess things just always take longer than I think they will.
The Celtic appliqué is not that hard, but there's tons of steps involved, and it's just time-consuming.
But I adore the look, so I'm glad I challenged myself to learn something new! Very worth it.

I started with four little appliqués hearts for my center block. Then I sent it off to Ann in Pennsylvania!

Ann added the beautiful appliqués tulips and fun asymmetrical squares. Then she sent it to our lovely hostess Michele.

Michelle added some more little borders of checkers. Then sent it on to Rachel K is California!

Rachel added the sweet HST in a pretty burgundy and pink with a burgundy gilt-etched florals!

I was so excited to open my package that I opened it with my hubby, and was so surprised and thrilled with everyone's additions. It is a very sweet quilt.

I really enjoyed participating in my very first Round Robin. It's unexpected and very fun, and everyone is so creative! It was fun challenging myself to do new things and try new techniques. I auditioned so many blocks, and got some things ready to make, and searched books and computer programs, and some I didn't get to use. Maybe next time.

And I'm going to keep working on that Celtic knot border.

Here are some pics of what I added to the rest of my group's quilts. Be sure to stop by their blogs to see the finished quilts!

Hugs n Kisses to all my new friends on Valentine's Day, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Relax girl. No rush. Your plan is great and I can't wait to see it done. But part of the fun too is enjoying the process.

  2. Beautiful round robin... and that is an ambitious finale. Your finish will be fabulous! Now you have a whole year to finish so have fun with it.

  3. It will look fabulous. Don't stress it!

  4. Love it! And the Celtic knots are gorgeous!

  5. Your additions are beautiful. (Deep breath here :) Take your time and enjoy the process! Your group did a beautiful job.

  6. You are disappointed with yourself why? It is going to be lovely once you've finished those finicky Celtic blocks. And the block from your round robin peeps is gorgeous.