Saturday, 4 January 2014

What do you do with your Round Robin CQ Blocks???? ---- Well how about curtains

I have been doing CQ Round Robins since 2007 when I began my journey with Crazy Quilting.  Since then I have accumulated over 50 blocks.  I have really not had any idea what I would do with them, an end of bed throw was one idea I thought I would try and as I'm not a big fan of too many cushions that wasn't gonna happen.

Then came along my new Studio and as the morning sun is very bright and warm in North Queensland I really needed curtains on the window in the Studio.  So that's when I thought - use what I've got.

Here are the blocks being 'Auditioned'.
 I also did a swap in 2009 called 'Signature Blocks' there was 18 of us, so we had to make 18 squares with our name and something symbolising where we lived, they are stitched along the bottom of each curtain.
Other blocks including my 'Fairy blocks, my summer blocks, Bee, Bugs and Butterflies, Hearts RR, Some of my English Garden, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Traditional Floral, Luscious Lace.
Here is the second curtain
 The first curtain finished and hung.

This next photograph shows both finished and hung, but with then overlaying the drawers etc that is in the way of seeing the bottom row of Signature Blocks.

This is now they will display. The portable air-conditioner will be moved next week when the glass sliding doors go in and a third set of Drawers will be there in it's place.
So what do you think?  I think they look wonderful and even Hubby is happy that I have used some of my 'Stash of Blocks' and showcasing the wonderful work of my 'Cyber Friends'.

So THANK YOU my wonderful Cyber Friend Swap and Round Robin Buddies, I now have a set of Magnificent curtains to showcase your work.

The glass sliding doors will get some of the rest of the blocks, the blues, purples and bright pink ones.



Mary Corbet said...

That's such a good idea, Arlene! And I love the layout!

steffi said...

That's a great idea and they look fantastic all together like that :)

Shawkl said...

You are just too clever! I can just see you working along, looking up to your curtains every now and then and smiling as you remember that we cyber friends love ya!

Annet said...

What a great idea! They look lovely.

UrbanFrog said...

Inspired use of the blocks!

Suztats said...

A fabulous idea, Arlene. They look wonderful, and how nice it must be to enjoy everyone's stitching every day.

Unknown said...

Very, very nice, Arlene. Well done. What a fantastic idea, love it!!!

kerrykatiecakes2 said...

Such a clever and original idea!

Daisy said...

How clever are you. These curtains are fabulous I think I just may steal your idea

LoriF said...

Oh my, I LOVE them! Seeing the light through them really does something.

Debbie S. said...

Love those curtains. Your very clever designing those, love the layout. Thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

A great idea and perfect execution.You've found a perfect place to hang it…I just love it!

ozjane (Glenice) said...

well done. Very creative. I have a few that need a better home.

Lisa Boni said...

What a really fun idea! The curtains are just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

The bright lights, be it daylight or electric, will eventually eat the colors from them blocks, embroidery will be ruined.
Make a throw for a settee, or a small quilt to decorate the top of a bed.

Eugenia Maru said...

Maravillosa su cortina!!!!
Me encantó!!!
Saludos desde Chile

Arlene White said...

Wonderful your shade!!
Loved it!
Greetings from Chile