Thursday, September 22, 2011

Some robins are round

My Guild had its first meeting of the year earlier this month (we break during the summer) and I've volunteered to organize a Round Robin.  Okay I hear some of you out there saying what the heck is a Round Robin.  Read on...

Gather a group of quilting friends together.  Four to Six makes a nice size group.  Each person starts out by making a block; in our case a 12-1/2 inch unfinished block.  Here is the one that I'm going to use.  Let's see what becomes of it.

One of our members, Janet, has her block ready to go too.  You can see it on her blog.   

When your block is done, it's passed to the next person in the group, you receive someone else's block and each person now adds a border to the block that they received.  Instructions for the kind of border to be added are predetermined.  You usually allow a month for the construction of a border, before it's passed on to the next person.   This continues till each person in the group has added a border.  The owner now gets their block back, except it's no longer a block but rather a quilt top. 

A good resource for borders is Pieced Borders:  The Complete Resource, by Judy Martin and Marsha McCloskey.

I'm adding some additional fabric to the box that it's going into, along with some chocolate (read that as motivation) and a disposable camera so that the members in my group can take pictures of the progression.

We'll see what borders, I can come up with and will post "sneak peeks" at the ones that I'm working on.

Till the next post, keep stitching!

1 comment:

What Comes Next? said...

That's a great block Brigitte!
Hey! Thanks for the shout out! I'm going to toss in some fabric, a label and maybe a journal for the group to jot down thoughts. Chocolate sounds like a good idea, too! Can't wait to see how they all turn out.