Thursday, February 11, 2010

Round Robins and Other Challenges

The picture is my progress on the Round Robin border that I am working on for Ann's lovely medallion. Not much progress, as you can see. I have fabrics ... I have a design sketch ... I have her request sheet ... I even have a template ... I am adding the first border ... I am getting nervous. I love doing these, but I find them very challenging. I have had a plan since I received this beauty and I hope it will work. I always second guess myself when I need to get this done and in the mail before the mailing deadline which is a week from now. I always hope that what I do will please the recipient and make it easy for the next quilter who will add a border. Wish me luck!

Since this is a challenge for me I got to thinking ... (always a scary and wayward thing ... ;-) ...) that the Olympics are starting tomorrow in Vancouver, Canada ... (hmmmmmm ... Ann is from Canada ... is there a connection here in my haphazard head?) ... and I always like to watch these athletes challenge themselves and represent their countries, my mind started playing this song. Okay ... um ...
The torch is on its final legs of its journey! ...

so ... the new tune in the player is "Fanfare For the Common Man" by Aaron Copland ... (I like the Emerson. Lake and Palmer version ... it rocks!) ... which I associate with striving and accepting and rising to the daily challenges of our lives ... like I said ... my mind leads me down strange paths ... ;-)

Back to facing my personal challenge ... as I wave my little flag for the men and women from the USA who are travelling to Canada today ... good luck to all !

:-) Pat


  1. Pat those fabrics look great with her medallion. Don't fret, you do such beautiful work.

  2. Pat, I agree with Rebecca about the fabrics, they look wonderful. And if that sketch is any indication, so will the finished product. I think setting that block on point is just the right thing to do. Dive on in, I can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. I think this is going to a real BEAUTY, Pat. That sketch looks amazing and you've picked some wonderful colors to go with it. I'm eagerly awaiting some pictures of the finished border!!!!

  4. Thanks, ladies, for your encouragement and kind comments ... otherwise I might have given up and gone for a simpler border.

    ;-) Pat


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