Stay At Home Round Robin

“Make what you want to make,
and make it the way you want to make it”
Gwen Marston

a much younger me circa 1994

I have mentioned quilting a time or two. I started quilting in 1988, shortly after we moved to the Pacific Northwest. I had inherited some quilt tops made by my great grandmother and decided I should learn how to quilt so I could finish them. About a year into this new adventure, I joined a quilt guild where I met some lovely women. We formed a small group and had so much fun improving our quilting skills. At one point, we made round robin quilts. We each had a center block that was passed around and added to by the others in our group. We even had our pictures and quilts published in a book about friendship and round robin quilting.

Fast forward to this morning, January 11, 2021. I stumbled on a Stay at home Round Robin quilting challenge. This time around, each person make the center and then adds a border each week. No swapping or passing around. A socially distanced round robin. Today is day one and everyone is sharing the blocks chosen for the center. I was sure I had an orphan block or two but when I went hunting, I remembered that pink fabric and decided to make a new center block. I used some sheep fabric in the center because it is fun.

my center block – 9” finished

It is a pretty adventurous schedule but I hope to keep up. I have been wanting to make more time for quilting. This will be just one of my quilt related intentions for 2021.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

17 thoughts on “Stay At Home Round Robin

  1. Your sheep in the centre is really eye-catching, as are the little arrows … looks like art journalling in fabric! That sounds like quite a enjoyable challenge?

  2. Look at you in that picture!! So sweet 🙂

    And what a fun idea to have a stay at home round robin. I’m interested in trying it out but am not sure I’m up for it. Your sheep block is adorable!

  3. What a fun idea! I’m sure when it was an in-person thing, it was a great way to connect with others, and I’ll bet it’s fun and inspirational to participate in the virtual one as well. Are the small arrows on the pink fabric printed or sewn on? If they’re printed, it’s pretty clever that they echo the shapes that are actually sewn together.

  4. I love that fabric and I think you’ve found the perfect project for it! also, LOVE that photo of younger you 🙂

  5. Your block is so sweet. I love the idea of this project and look forward to seeing how it progresses. I have a quilt book by Gwen Marston. Whew – that takes me back but I sure like the sentiment.

  6. Hi Juliann! I just LOVE the sheep and this block. How fun to have that photo from a year or two ago. Perhaps so original round robin stuff going on?! I am so glad you joined in. I can’t wait to see where this block leads you. AND, I think it’s a adventurous schedule as well! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Fun idea! Love that cute sheep, too. That sounds like a fun project. I might have to give it a try! But i do have at least 3 quilts that need to be finished; I procrastinate doing the binding very well.

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