Saturday, October 14, 2006
My Round Robin Quilt
In April of 2005 at the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewanna, Caroline vanMaele saw some Round Robin quits done by a group of friends. She liked them so much that she formed a Round Robin group online to do the same. I was a participate in two of them. I have gotten one of the quilts back, the other one is still with the last person and I hope to see it soon.
The top has been around for several months and I needed to have a finish so I sent it off of to Judy for quilting. Such a wonderful job she did. I was simply deeeelighted when it came back to me on Thursday. I have the binding sewn on and as soon as it is stitche down and the label added I will have another finish...
I really enjoyed the Round Robin. There were 6 people in a group. Each group had a theme. This quilt is from the Scrappy Group. We each made a center square and sent it along to the next person. They added a border and mailed it on..... You had 2 months to add the border and mail. I learned a lot with this project. It required giving each quilt thought as to what would look best. Sometimes it was applique and sometimes it was pieced. It was somewhat costly because I always had to buy fabrics to add to what was sent along. I hope the others in the group enjoy their quilts as much as I will enjoy this one.