Let me just say (with a chuckle) that I should stop telling myself I am not going to sign up for another round robin for a while.
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|Bare Block 1|
|Bare Block 2|
|Bare Block 3|
The three blocks above were pieced back in February for the first UTS round robin, but I decided to go with a different idea. For this round robin, I sent them out with a note that the first person to stitch them may decide if the sandy section will be the ocean floor or if it will be the sandy beach. The blocks were designed to line up from left to right for a wall quilt.
It took me a while to decide what to do for the next 3 blocks. I contemplated using the free mermaid patterns on Kathy Shaw's blog for 2 of the center pieces. However, I decided to color white cotton fabric using my own sketches instead.
|Bare Block 4|
|Bare Block 5|
This tutorial was very helpful when I first attempted coloring fabric, so I used it again for these blocks. A black micron marker was used to draw the outlines onto the fabric. (Here is a link to one at Amazon.com. However, I bought mine in a set of multiple colors years ago for a lower price. Once heat set with an iron, the ink is permanent.)
|Bare Block 6|
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