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    26 January 2009

    Round Robins

    Finally! I got my booklets finished today. I swear, I think it took longer to put the booklets together than it did the blocks. LOL.

    I also got my second block finished and ready to go. Hopefully, I can get both of my blocks for these Round Robins out in the mail tomorrow. they are.

    First - The Booklets.
    I almost alway use PrintMaster to make my book covers, cards, etc. I just love the program. Anyway, I printed the center pieces on card stock, cut them down, and backed them with a different color card stock. Then after gluing the cover pieces in place I attached craft ribbon around the border and covered it with Klear-Cover document protector. I then assembled the booklets and tied them together with more craft ribbon. I'm happy with the way both of the books turned out.

    Here are a couple of photos of my finished blocks. For as shiny as the fabrics are it was a bit of work to get the photos to reflect that.

    Spiders and Webs II block: I trimmed out the border of the block with a purple cording as well as running up into the corners. I just love the border fabric. It's really shiny and sort of stretchy but very dense and fairly sturdy.

    Hearts II block: I decided not to add anything else to this block but I did want to repost a better photo.

    Okay, off to the next project. Be back later!

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    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gerry, WOW! Gorgeous blocks, and the booklets are to die for. What a nice keepsake those will be. I can"t even begin to get that fancy with mine. Awesome job! Debbie (Maine)

    January 26, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
    Blogger Judy S. said...

    Hi Gerry,
    Even though I'm not overly crazy about spiders, I think your spider block is just great! The heart is very nice, too.

    January 26, 2009 at 4:24 PM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Thank you, thank you, Debbie. The booklets were fun (in retrospect). I'm also practicing for my venture into Altered Art. LOL.

    Thanks, Judy. This was such a fun block to put together. The heart block was much more difficult, although I don’t really know why? State of mind, maybe!

    January 26, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
    Blogger Ati. Norway. said...

    Gerry, both blocks and books look great! I am so happy to see you are stitching again :)

    January 27, 2009 at 1:25 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Thank you, Ati. It's fun to be stitching again!

    January 31, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
    Blogger Marianne said...

    Gerry gorgeous blocks and books, your work is excellent! Thanks fo sharing Marianne in NJ

    January 31, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
    Blogger Cat said...

    Great blocks!!!

    Love the dynamic colors in the spider one!

    February 1, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Hi Marianne,
    Thanks so much for popping in to visit and for commenting. I really had fun with these blocks. I can hardly wait to get them back.

    I thought you'd like that one,Cat. I'm glad to be able to use the fabric.

    February 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM  
    Blogger Christy said...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Gerry! I'm patiently waiting to hear from my insurance co. Believe me, I'm not gonna take this lying down!

    I love your blocks, the spider block rocks! Too cool!

    I also love your new layout, I almost touched the screen to see if the striped ribbon was real! It looks great!

    Have a great day!

    February 4, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Wonderful to see you, Christy!

    February 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

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