Round Robin project

Last fall,on Facebook, I issued an invitation to those on my friends list to participate in a Round Robin.  The startup rules were clear — send me a private message me of your interest and be added to the group that was formed.  Four people messaged me, which meant we had five total (myself included) and off we went.

Each member was responsible to make their own center block and pick their fabrics.  The block was to be either 18×18, 24×24, or 18×24 in size (divisible by 6″).  Each block was to be shipped to the next person by the 15th of the month and there were specific themes for each border.

I’ll show you the quilts I have worked on in this project, in order of progress; with the exception of the last quilt.  I have it in my possession and have started it, but the owner has seen nothing of it and I’ll share it on our FB group page first before I share it here.


In my center block I wanted to set a whimsical theme for my quilt.  I also chose to make it the rectangular shape of 18×24 as I intend to use this quilt to cuddle under at times and as of today I am still taller than I am round!  ;>)


The next month I received Gayle’s quilt to put the first border on.  Our theme for this border was triangles and in perusing my border books I found this one that I really liked and thought would compliment her center block.


The following month I received Jackie’s quilt.  Our theme for the second border was Applique and I knew I wanted feathers.  Not finding anything I felt was suitable for the quilt, I designed this feather border to use on her quilt.  I’m sure I’ll be using it again in the near future on another quilt as well!


Can you tell these pics were all taken on different months and are therefore different sizes?  One was even taken by one of the other participants when I forgot to take a pic!

For the third border, the theme was squares and I had a fun time with Cindy’s quilt.


That’s IT!   That’s all you get to see of this border for now, just the remnants of one fabric left over.  After it’s completed and Donna has seen it, I’ll try to remember to update this post with a picture of her final border.

I will tell you that I am using a paper-pieced flower block and two different alternating blocks to make that final border.

After this month the quilts return to their original owners to finish as they desire.  And the Round Robin will be over.  Although I hope to see completed quilts at some time in the future, there are no definite plans deadlines for that at this point in time.

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