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    Round Robin #10 BlueBirds of Happiness

    Group 1 - "Bluebirds"
    Ssnare (Leader)
    Annemixon
    jclinganreey
    travlinggramma
    Wonnie

    Round Robin #10
    This round robin is meant to be a fun, social and learning experience. There is no skill level requirement, only to do the best work that you can. You should not feel that every round has to be a very complex design…sometimes the quilt will just need something very simple added at that particular point. If you have concerns about what to add at any point, feel free to ask for help from others in your group, the host of the RR, other sewing friends, or even the owner of the center. Remember…this is FUN!

    Center should be any size between 12 "- 24 "finished, dividable by 3. (Be sure to add ½” for seam allowance!) The center may be square or rectangular. (The center block, all borders, cornerstones, or whatever should be carefully squared each step of the project.). The size of your center will determine the finished size of your quilt.
    Borders will be 3 1/2" - 9 1/2" dividable by 3's again. (The center block, all borders, cornerstones, or whatever should be carefully squared each step of the project.)
    Option - in lieu of any one of the first 2 rounds, the block may be turned on point, if appropriate. Triangles are then added to each side of the "diamond" to make it into a square again. Appliqué or embellish the corners.
    • The bigger you make it the more the people adding rounds will have to do.
    • Fabric: 100% cotton, washed. Please do not use any scented spray or item near fabric. Some of our members have allergies to scents, animals, smoke, etc.
    • Include a label that each person may sign and a journal if desired. . Please use a Black Pigma pen or some type of black permanent fabric marker. You might want to leave enough room for everyone to list their name along with their board name, their city, state, country, and the date.

    • Be sure to include instructions in your journal so the others know what you envision as a finished project. What will the finished project be used for: tablecloth, wall hanging, or lap quilt? Will your quilt have a season theme or color scheme?
    • Each round should be worked. This means, a border needs to be more than just a single strip of fabric added. Examples of borders: add something in the corners, add several rows of borders, piece borders, appliqué borders, paper piece borders, hand embroider on borders, etc.. You can add an appliqué to a previous border, but you must add to that border.
    This is a learning experience. Try new things!
    • The owner is free to alter, add, adjust or do anything they want with the quilt.
    We will be posting pictures with each round, unless you specify that you do not want to see your quilt until it is finished. For most of us…we just can’t wait.
    Please stay on target for the mailing dates. You will have 2 months between mailings. If something happens that will cause you to be late mailing, please email the person who you will be mailing to and the leader of the group.

    Graciously accept your finished quilt
    Sometimes the final quilt owner will want to add more embellishments or add an additional border, but everyone who worked on your quilt used their best abilities. After the RR has closed, of course it is your quilt to do whatever you choose. We will all look forward to seeing the quilted final product! Please do not post pictures that show alterations or changes in someone else’s work though. Please be conscious of others feelings. If this isn’t acceptable to you, please DO NOT play.

    Tips and Lessons Learned:
    1. Print off the rules, mailing dates, your group mailing list.
    You will be referring back to it.
    2 Don’t panic…hang the top for a few days and let it speak to you. They tend to “tell you what they need next”.
    3. If you are trying something new….do it on the separate border, do NOT sew it to the quilt until you are sure it worked.
    4. Please DO NOT let tops pile up on you. If you need help, ask…there are others who can and will step in to help you through a time crunch bind. We can work it out.
    5. Please handle the quilts carefully. We all drag them around to show them off to friends, guild members, LQS, etc. but when doing so, we can stretch the borders so the finished quilt doesn’t lie flat. Please make sure it does lie flat prior to mailing it on to the next person.
    6. If for ANY reason, you feel the need to resign from doing this at ANY point in the "game", PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know! It's not fair to the others for someone to just pull out, not tell anyone and keep what is not theirs.
    7. No public criticism. If you are having a problem with something, please notify your leader.

    Mailing dates:
    Oct. 1, 2013
    Dec. 1, 2013
    Feb. 1, 2014
    April 1, 2014
    June 1, 2014


    You will always send to the same person. Have fun.
    Last edited by ssnare; 07-16-2013 at 05:02 AM.

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    Welcome. Please sign in. We have 3 of our original group and 2 new ones. Let's get to know each other. Tell us about yourselves. Do you have any questions, let us know.

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    Hi group! I'm excited about this RR. Hope everyone else is too. Good to have some new people in our group. Sherry, isn't it amazing how this idea grew? Who knew so many people were interested?? I counted 26 all together. Whew!

    I've printed everything out to keep me organized. It looks like I'll be mailing to Janet (travelingramma).

    Looking forward to getting started!

    Jane
    September - Scrappy Block swap - Three Dudes in Batiks!
    October - Scrappy Block swap - Simply Woven by Jessica Kelly - Moda Bake Shop
    November - Scrappy Block swap - Florabunda aka Jacobs Ladder in Florals - Bonnie Hunter

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    Jane, you are right, there are 26 in the round robin. I picked out my fabric today and I know what my center is going to be. Yippee!

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    Welcome Annemixon and Travelingramma! This should be a lot of fun! Have three distinctly different centers in mind and would be happy with any of them. Thank goodness we have until Oct. 1 to mail the first one.....gives me lots of time to sew and rip!!!!!

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    Hello everyone! I'm 76 going on 29...if only I could convince my knees of that some days and remember to never look in the mirror!!! Love challenges and have never done a RoundRobin but have loved working on the RoundRowRobin that is almost finished. Love to quilt, everything except the sandwiching....(YUCK!) Also, love applique, punch embroidery, thread crocheting, reading, drawing. Just finished my first Mug Rug Swap and the July Secret Pal Swap which was a lot of fun. I'm not a competitive person except with myself...always looking for ways to "make it better" the next time.

    Have 4 grown children and six grandchildren ranging from 10 to 30...grew up in the city but have lived in the country for many years but not on a farm. My son and I are currently helping my daughter and son-in-law strip 4 layers of wallpaper off of 8 rooms to help them refurbish a delightful old home they just purchased. The only bad part is the hour drive both to and from the home every day. Love the beach, trees, flowers (unfortunately I have a very brown thumb) but love to take drives and enjoy other peoples beautiful yards.

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    Hi, I am 71 years old. I am a retired R.N. My husband and I celebrated our 46th anniversary, June 30. We have 3 sons. We have adopted our 16 year old granddaughter. We have had her since she was 2. I started quilting 3 years ago. I started with a cathedral window, which I am still working on. The back is done by machine and the windows are all done by hand. I have done oil paintings. I love to paint mountains, water, and water falls. I have made jewelry. I have been in 3 row robins and 3 round robins. I hate to sandwich quilts. I like piecing them and doing applique on them.

    We are planning on moving in Dec. We purchased property last week and we are waiting to close. We also found a home last week. We were notified Tues. that we were approved for a loan. Then yesterday, we were told that the wrong numbers were submitted, so the loan has to be reconsidered and we are waiting to hear if we have been approved again. Very stressful.

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    Just spent a week with my grands (8yo gs, 7gd and 4mth gd)and their parents who came to AZ! What fun we had. Body is still recouperating!! I am going to be 59 and been married since 1976. We have two children - 35 yo daughter who is married and living in Baltimore, and a 31 yo son living in FL with the mother of our 3yo grandaughter.
    In 2003 we purchased a fifthwheel and truck and moved out of our house in NY, hubby sold business, I left my job and we traveled the USA. We have been in AZ for past 1.5 yr as hubby has had issues with his diabetes. I work three days a week at a Western Art Museum.
    I did counted cross sticth for years, but when we went on the road I had tendonitis so bad I couldn't hold the needle. So i took up quilting and love it.
    ♪ღ♪*•.¸¸¸.•*¨Count your blessings, not your problems. ¨*•.¸¸¸.•*•♪ღ♪

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    I have a question - I was thinking of a center that would measure 9.5 x 21.5 Would this be acceptable? Or should I make it 12 x 24?
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    Welcome travelinggramma. The minimum should be 12.5. Add a border on the 9.5 sides if you want. What kind of center are you thinking about?
    I decided that my center is going to be a panel with 4 dolphins. It is in blues, navy, aqua and a touch of gold.
    Our group likes to talk a lot and we love pictures. We still have not heard from Anne. Please post when you send and receive a center. Please share ideas and thoughts.

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