When I joined the local Modern Quilt Guild in Vancouver, I was stunned by the sheer inspiration that one meeting could provide. The Round Robin project was introduced the following year and while I secretly wanted to join, it was too much of a commitment at that point in my life. Flash forward to the next years Round Robin – I decided to jump in.
It’s such a novel concept. Begin by making the center block and journaling what direction you would like your round robin to take (ie. color scheme, low volumes, batiks, black and white, etc.), and bring it to the meeting. That meeting you take home a different quilt block in an anonymous numbered bag. Every month, the round robin coordinator instructs the participants on the theme that month (for example, curves, triangles, improv…) and how many sides to add on to the quilt as well as what size to make the sides. Every month, you switch bags with another anonymous bag/project.
|This was my starter block.|
I really enjoyed the process, but I’m not going to lie. It seems I have a problem with procrastination. This comes as a big shock, I know. For some months, I found that my perpetual procrastination actually provided more inspiration as it forced me to be creative or use improvisational piecing, but as a rule I wouldn’t recommend it.
This past week, I received my round robin back after it completed a year of rounds. I was just a teeny bit excited.
The amount of talent that went into this quilt is incredible. Every month is a so wonderful. This will definitely be a quilt that has hidden treasures, yet to be discovered, with each use.
These stars are SO awesome.
Color order makes me so happy.
My plan is to continue to add to it, side by side as though continuing the round robin, to make it bigger.
This one will not be lingering in the WIP list for long. I can’t wait to get it completed so I can use it. Also, one day I’ll remember to thread check BEFORE I take pictures. I just couldn’t wait to share this with you.
This is definitely going to be my pick me up quilt. It’s just so happy. Who wouldn’t be happy snuggling under it??