"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's Here! Stay at Home Robin

This is for all quilters who would like to be a part of a Round Robin, but don't want to commit to a group project. You will each make your own quilt, and while we'll all follow the same 'recipe', no two quilts will be alike. There will not be any patterns or tutorials unless other members would like to post them. I've set up a flickr group, and will issue invitations to anyone who would like to join in and add their pictures as we progress.

This is the first time I've done something like this, so if it doesn't make sense, or I'm leaving out something very important, please don't hesitate to ask for changes or clarification. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Each person should start with a 12-16" center block of their choice. Later, we will have the option of setting it on point, so keep that in mind as you make your block. I plan to do some type of floral applique for my first block. Please have your block ready to go by the first of September, when I'll post the first "assignment'. I'll do another assignment on the first of each month, with the exception of December. We'll probably go 8-10 rounds to completion. I've got ideas from research I've done online, and from friends who recently completed a round robin in our guild.

Keep in mind, this is your own quilt. If you get behind, you can always catch up later. If you are really opposed to one border, skip it! I know I'll be stretching my skills, and brushing up on my math as we go along. If you need help, ask on the flickr site, and maybe another member will be able to help you out. I should state right here and now that I am not an expert quilt maker, and I will not have all the answers. But I'm hoping we'll make new friends, learn new skills, and all end up with beautiful quilts.
Who wants to play along? I'll be going back to gather some e-mail addresses of those who have already express interest.  If you're a no-reply blogger, please send me a e-mail.

In addition to posting on my blog, I'll be copying the posts into a page (see tabs under my header) and adding the info each week so that it can all be found in one place.  Maybe I'll even learn how to make my own 'button' before we're finished, that you can put on your own sidebar.

Counting my blessings......Sunny


  1. Hi Sunny It looks like I'm first, and I'd love to join in. I will probably do like you and applique' a center block. I am in a round robin now. I have my "parts" made and need to finish that and then one more quilt to work on, and we will be finished. So yes, sign me up.

  2. Definitely count me in Sunny , this really sounds like fun . I think I will also do an applique block for my center block as I enjoy that type of work . Looking forward to this thanks for starting it.

  3. Sounds like this will be a good challenge - I'm interested......I'll get back to you to confirm :-).... good idea to take December off,that canbe a stressful month with last minute projects! Good on you for taking the plunge and organising it!!

  4. I haven't made a round robin quilt in years and a home robin sounds wonderful : ) I have a sob story about a round robin that got lost in the mail, but those things just happen : ( I am looking forward to this!


  5. What a fun event Sunny. A wonderful way to get some quilts made! I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:

    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

  6. Found you from craft gossip. I'd love to meet some new quilters and join along. I still consider myself a beginner quilter, so we'll see what I come up with. ha! You can invite me on flickr, my profile is kellysplainpath. Yay!

  7. Sunny, this sounds like a lot of fun so count me in. I've already got too many projects going but who's counting. haha!

  8. I can't think of anything nicer than quilting with you.......

    Count me in....... Just remember that I am slow and might not keep up but I will promise to try.......

  9. I would like to play too. I have a half-completed block in mind for this. Like Susan, I'm promising to fall behind and be really slow too! :)

  10. Love this idea and will be watching from afar and hoping to join in and learn some new skills ( new baby and sick family member might stop me some months) Cant wait to see all the beautiful quilts forming!!!

  11. Just what I need to turn a preprinted panel my hubby loves into a quilt for him.
    Eager to get started.

  12. I'm excited to give this a try! Thanks for allowing plenty of time to think of a center block.

  13. Like Susan said, I too can't think of anything nicer than quilting with you. Okay - I'm going to get started thinking about my center design.

    Hey, wait Holley has a good idea. I have a print to use for the center that my hubby wants a quilt out of!

    Oh decisions, decisions! LOL!!

  14. Oh Sunny just read about your Round Robin from Cat's link.
    Is it too late for me to join in?? I will be home soon so can make my centre block then.

  15. hey Sunny; I am looking for your flicker group. i would like to follow along and see the quilts!


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