I was in a round robin group this past year with four other friends that attend the Dear Jane retreat. I had been a part of this group before but had been out of it for the last 4 years. A few of their members had dropped from the group and one had hand surgery, so I decided to get back in again. Our rules are fairly straightforward: We are to make a center that is between 8" and 16". Add a border between 4" and 6" to each quilt. Use 100% cotton quilt shop quality fabrics. Include the fabrics you wish to be used and whether or not you want the quilt to be square or rectangular. You can also state your "dislikes", for example please no orange and you can add fabrics you have in your stash or have purchased as long as they keep with the theme of the quilt. But, for the most part we have known each other for so long that we trust each other, and here are the quilts that each ended up with:
This is my quilt top. I don't normally use a lot of pinks and purples and after all the fun part of a round robin is to take you outside of your comfort zone and work with colors and designs that you wouldn't normally work with. My center is an applique' from the Edyta Sitar book Hop To It. I am just thrilled with how my quilt turned out.
This one belongs to Edith. I had this one first and thought it was a real challenge. But, I like how it turned out.This one belongs to Nancy our fearless leader who sets up our guidelines. I love her fabrics.
This one belongs to Vicki. She is known as the Cheddar Queen, and I think we used plenty of cheddar in her quilt.
This one is Claire's quilt. She wanted something with a Nancy Halvorsen look, and I think this quilt is spot on. This was a fun one to work on especially since it was so close to Christmas time.Each of us thought our quilt was the prettiest one which is just how it should be. I decided not to be part of the group again next year because I have so many UFOs and other things that I want to do. Then I saw our quilts, and I've signed on for another round. I wasn't the only one that had decided not to join, and then at the retreat we all weakened. Nancy K. is recovered nicely from her surgery, so she will be back this time, too. We have until February 1 to pull fabrics, make our center and mail it to the next person on the list. Right now I'm looking for an idea.
Thanks for visiting and happy stitching!!!!