Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stitchin' Sisters Round Robin 2014

 The "Stitchin' Sisters" Round Robin 2014!

A few of my online quilting friends and I are joining together to do a Round Robin swap in 2014.  This is all being done by small email group so that we can stay in touch and share our progress and what is happening in our quilty corners.

This is going to be sew fun!

I have done two previous Round Robins at The Quilt & Needle Forum and I really enjoy helping my friends build my quilt top.  This is the first time I have done a private RR and I am really looking forward to it.  Only one other of my RR friends has a blog so you will be seeing a lot of RR post on my blog next year and I am be setting up this ...

... in my header bar so that we may use it as an album and a reference.

When I post a picture of someone else's medallion or borders, I will be adding a watermark to the photo to credit this quilter's work.  I hope my readers will enjoy seeing our quilts in the making rounds.  Please feel free to leave encouraging words along the way. 

If you have never done a Round Robin and think you would like to set up your own small group RR, leave a comment or send me an email and I will happily let you know how to get started.

Our RR is starting in January, so we are getting our medallions ready now so they will be already to mail after the New Year.

Here are the first two medallion photos I have to share ... 

 This is Cherie's Medallion

I am really looking forward to adding a bright and happy border to this pretty basket block, but my turn will not be for many months as according to our schedule, I will be the last border that is added to the beauty before it goes home.

This is My Medallion

Whenever I am choosing fabrics and a block for one of these year long projects, I have a tough time deciding what I want to make for my medallion as I am not the only one who will be working on this.  
First I decided on the center block.

Last year I made this table runner and blogged about it here.   
I really liked the block pattern and think it is a good RR Medallion
It is from a booklet by Atkinson Designs called Confetti in the Corner.
This block and others in the book are made from smaller units that would make good border ideas for anyone who may feel stumped when they are working on my RR.  
I also thought my friends might be interested in the other patterns.  One of the units is called "Chips and Dip" and there are even a couple of pages of dip recipes in this book.  What quilty fun!

Then I decided on fabrics.  This took longer. I have a nice stash!
 I have had these fabrics for a few years.  

I had 2 and 1/2 yards of this great border print called "Splendor" by Jason Yenter
for In The Beginning fabrics.
I also had a few fat quarters from this line and to this I added some red/tan/cream fat quarters that I think are from an older "French General" line from Moda, but I do not know what the line is as there is no selvage markings on my cuts. The other fabrics are tone on tones.  So it shall hopefully be easy for my RR friends to easily find something in their stashes to use for the borders.

I wanted to add a little more fussy cuts from the border print to the center of my quilt so a set it on point with fussy cut setting triangles and added a red tone-on-tone frame.
I am keeping what is left of the border print to add one last border to my RR when it returns home.

I am enclosing what I have left of the fat quarters and a half-yard of the cream background print to my Round Robin packet so that if anyone wants to use some of it they may.  My friends do not have to use these fabrics.  Whatever fabrics or border idea they want to do will be wonderful.

The beauty of these RR quilts is that they are built round by round by my good quilty friends and each is a unique group fabric work of art.

Thanks to all my Stitchin' Sisters for joining in this RR!

2014 shall be a a good quilty year!

~ <3 ~

1 comment:

  1. Oh I LOVE your medallion. the pattern and the colour are beautiful. B


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