This was started fall 09 and I finished handquilting it about 3 weeks ago and decided it was time to photograph and share it. For those unfamiliar with a Round Robin, it's a fun exchange quilt. Groups were set up in my quilt chapter with 4 and 5 people. There were 5 in my group. Each of us made the center square and could add in fabric if we wished and I did include some with they used here and there to tie the quilt together. After completing our squares, we exchanged with the next person on the list who added a border to enhance the quilt. Since I had no restrictions, each did their own thing and I love the end results of this quilt.
1st. border is the tiny block border.
2nd border is a floral hand pieced applique
3rd border is the pretty zig zag made by our only male guild member and he is one awesome sewer.
4th border was done by a machine embroiderer who just bought a new machine and wanted to use it on our borders so she put the pretty little flower on the corners using a bit of my included fabric. That's how it was when I got it back. Before leaving the meeting that night I knew I had to add the scalloped border to it and am glad I did as it just finishes the quilt. One of the ladies in our group was so thrilled with hers tht she's enlarging it to fit a king sized bed. A round robin gives you a good start on whatever you want to do with it from a wall hanger to a throw or enlarge it out to make it to fit a bed. The really fun thing about a round robin is that there are techniques on here that I would never have thought to add to a quilt. Initially I planned to use it as a wall hanging in one of our bedrooms but it's a bit too large so it is a throw and is on our living room sofa where in enhances the decore of the room.
Photo of tag made by the lady with the embroidery machine for all of us to put on our finished quilts.
quilt when I got it back w/o scallop border
tag made for back of quilt by the last border lady