August 11, 2013

Be My Valentine DYB (Round Robin, 2012

This was a fun Valentine-themed round robin that six very talented ladies participated in.  They were Cathy L (Iowa, USA), Connie K (Colorado, USA), Nicki Lee S, (MA, USA), Alice T (Australia),  Elizabeth (MA, USA), and Lisa B (AZ, USA), with Arlene of Australia as Angel.

In a DYB (Do your block) round robin, each participant makes six smaller (6”) blocks. As they are mailed around, each stitcher picks one block and embellishes it fully.  When they arrive home, all blocks except one are done.  The owner of the blocks gets to complete the sixth and has enough blocks for a small project!

We apologize in advance for missing pictures, but some were not photographed or provided to us.


The pictures above and below are Cathy L’s  naked pieced blocks. 

Alice’s work for Cathy
Nicki Lee for Cathy
Connie’s for Cathy


Naked Block 1
Alice’s work, Block 1
Naked Block 2 
Cathy L stitched Block 2
Naked Block 3
Block 3 by Connie
Block 4
Block 5, Naked
Block 5 stitched by Arlene as angel
Nicki`s #6 Block

Connie’s Naked Block 1
Connie’s Naked Block 2
Block 2 after stitching by Cathy L
Connie’s Naked Block 3
Connie’s Naked Block 4
Block 4 after stitching by Alice
Naked Block 5
Ely’s stitching on Block 5
Naked Block 6
Nicki’s work for Connie on Block 6


The pictures above and below are Alice’s six naked blocks.

Connie’s work for Alice
Nicki Lee’s work for Alice
Cathy L’s work for Alice


Elizabeth (Ely) did not have a camera, so the pictures of her blocks are just those that the stitchers took of their finished work. 

Connie for Ely
Alice’s for Ely
Arlene’s for Ely
Cathy L for Ely

Lisa had to withdraw from the round robin, so there are only two blocks that were worked on. Arlene did the Angel work for Lisa.  These beautiful, low-color blocks are gorgeous just as they are!  

Alice’s block for Lisa

Cathy L’s block for Lisa

1 comment:

margaret said...

how good to see these blocks, would be nice if they posted photos of them when sewn together.