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Thread: 20 inch block

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    Junior Member gingerella's Avatar
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    20 inch block

    I have never participated in a round robin, but recently I agreed to do so. The project begins with a 20 inch block suitable for on point setting.

    I just made 25 hour glass blocks, scrappy, and put a one inch mitered frame around them. Now I'm thinking this isn't what I should have done. Does anyone have any ideas for me, or advice? Would appreciate any information. I do feel like a dunce. Thanks.

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    Super Member trif's Avatar
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    I'd love to help you but clearly I'm a dunce too cause it seems to me what you did would be fine. I will wait to see what others think.

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    Super Member purplemem's Avatar
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    I think what you did was just fine. I participated in a Round Robin here and loved the results. Good luck!
    Adapt! Improvise! Overcome!

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    Have never participated in a round robin. Sounds interesting and fun!

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    Super Member jpmaroni's Avatar
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    Go for it! it sounds perfect. Always wanted to try a round robin
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    Do YOU like the center block?
    Because that's all the matters.
    The rest is in the hand of your RR-mates.

    With all those blocks and fabrics you used, it's your only chance to give them a hint/clue of what you might like/want.

    But soooooooooo much of it is chance.
    Even if you did an incredibly detailed applique and pieced center block, you know, one with 10000000 parts, you don't/won't have a clue what the others will do with it.

    So take a deep breath, and just pass it on to the next person in the rotation.

    btw, my avatar is my first RR, and my most favorite quilt of all that I own or have made.
    It's from 9years ago, done with my bee, when we were all a bunch of clueless quilting newbies.

    There are a lot of "firsts" in that quilt.
    The time I ever did paper-piecing (the center), the first time R ever used Thangles, the first time D ever did a Mariners Compasses (the last border).
    Is each and every point on any of those borders perfect?
    But we put everything we had (limited as it was at the time) into it.

    So my advice to you is always to the best YOU can do on each round when it's your turn.
    Think of how your round (border) plays with the prior ones.
    You don't have to create a masterpiece in each border - sometimes the eyes need to rest.
    But don't just go slapping on some fabric just because that's what you have in your stash and it's easy.
    When you get that package each month, think of it - no matter what your personal opinion and taste is - as your own, and put as much effort and thought into deciding what you're going to do next.

    And think of it as a challenge and learning experience for yourself.

    Good luck and have fun!
    Last edited by MTS; 11-09-2011 at 04:32 AM.

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    Super Member GingerK's Avatar
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    I've never participated in a RR. Just had to say: Wow MTS...good answer!!
    Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down the their level and beat you with experience.

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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    Soounds perfect to me, go for it!!

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    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
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    do a search online in Images for on point set quilts and round robbins too and get more ideas. if you want to make hour glass blocks with frames around them, they should work but you would have to make them fit an on point design.

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    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
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    Sounds perfect.

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