I’ve never participated in a round robin quilt before, but the idea is fun: start with a square or strip for the center, then pass it around a group of quilters, each adding to it (borders or blocks or whatever they want) and passing it on to the next person each month, until it makes it way to everyone in the group and comes back to you as a completed quilt top. And if your group is as talented as the ladies in my modern quilt guild, it’s sure to end up awesome!
This year my quilt guild is starting two Round Robin groups, and we kicked off the six-month challenge at our February meeting. (In case you’re interested, the guidelines that we started with are listed here in my first post.)
For Round 3, I worked on the quilt that was started by Jayne and passed to Marcia for Round 2. I love the precise yet playful geese that Jayne created, and the pink and grey solids that Marcia added, especially the emerging animal theme with the flying geese and butterflies. I decided to go the geometric route by adding stripes and more negative space, mixing whites and creams as Jayne suggested.
Ta da! I always flip it around to make sure that all angles will work.
Jayne included a card with suggestions, and I added my two cents to the back. It’s really cool to see all the different starts and how they have started to evolve as each quilter takes them in hand.
The April guild meeting was last weekend, so I got a peek at the progress of my quilt.
Round 2 from Maria: I adore the little fussy cut details in the wonky patchwork, and the strawberry and star cornerstones are so adorable!
Round 3 from Libby: More fussy cut adorableness and a healthy dose of green!
It’s with Emily for Round 4 now, and I can’t wait to see what happens next! I really love the direction it’s going in so far.