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Thread: Row Robin Quilt Along! Starts March 2nd!

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    Row Robin Quilt Along! Starts March 2nd!

    Welcome to the Row Robin quilt along! I am excited to start this new quilt along with you! last year we did a medallion quilt along and it was so much fun to see what each person did as their interpretation. This is a quilt along where you will be working on YOUR OWN row robin. No mailing involved!

    The theme for this quilt along is: Where I find peace. Your inner joy where is this? This could be the beach! the mountains! the desert! I will offer each month along with the help of other players options for each item. Pick one that best suits the theme and let the fun begin! You can sew your row done invidual blocks that have items from that theme.. or you can make your row into a design that becomes a larger picture. I am here to help with ideas and know that the group as a whole will be right there to support and encourage and offer suggestions for ideas for your quilt.

    The fun with doing this together is while we all have a different idea of what peace is to us.. we can enjoy working with each other to achieve a quilt we will truly love. Maybe its not for you? find out what peace is to the person you will be making it for. Maybe its a couch with a blanket a book and soft lighting.. maybe its a mountain stream you can go to sit and dream.. or a beach where the sun shines softly on you, the ocean slowly softly licking the shores! the options are endless. I would like each of you to think of what you want to do and be prepared to share it when we start this quilt top and let the creativity flow! there are no wrong ideas. No bad quilts. Its yours! enjoy it and join us in this grand adventure. On March 3rd I will announce the beginning quilt ideas and we will start and learn to do this together! The first and last rows of these quilts will be based on your center design and a traditional row robin design. blocks that represent the center picture . You can make your quilt a wall hanging, baby quilt or as large as you like! one row per month until we are done! I think this will be four rows in the middle and one on top and bottom with theme blocks.

    Love to see you join our little quilt along!
    Linda
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    I think you might find you have the fabrics that will work with this quilt but if you don't you have time to pick up a couple extras that will fit perfectly! feel free to trade fabrics with others if you are in need of waves or sand ask for it .. someone might need blues for sky or rocks for a riverbed. trade! also there are some terrific places to shop for what you are needing.. here on Keepsake or perhaps on another site with the perfect little pieces you might need. tada! a solution for every budget. keep the creativity going and lets show off are artsy side this time around. ok we show it off all the time but think of a painting your doing with fabrics. I am sure we will see some truly amazing quilts.
    Linda
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    Linda - this sounds like fun. I don't think I have ever done a row quilt - but would like to do it.
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    This seams like a fun quilt along. I'll be following along.

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    Sounds like a fun quilt along, I will follow along.
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    I couldn't join in the fun last year. I think I will give this some thought and try to follow along. I really like the idea of no mailing.
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    Count me in, sounds like fun

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    Pulled some fabrics for a "beachy quilt"; soothing to me & of course very fitting for here in Florida!

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    Count me in, sounds like fun.
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    This sounds like great fun! Count me in! And thank you for doing this!

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    Can't believe I'm starting another project but how can I resist?

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    Could someone share a picture of a Row Robin quilt. It sounds interesting and may try it. Thank you.

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    I will be following this and I think I will have to give it a try. Sounds very interesting and it will be neat to see all of the interpretations. Count me in.

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    Count me in.

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    I had requested someone send a pic of a Row Robin quilt - I searched Row Robin quilt so know what it is now. Thanks anyway - I am going to give it a try.

    Thank you

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    Have made row quilts,four unfinished row by row sitting in my closet as I write this. Count me in! I think I'll get one of my other row by row's out and finish that one too. I plan to finish mine by useing the quilt as you go method.
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    wow thanks for joining! I need a volunteer to do a desert quilt and a volunteer for a mountain quilt! so you can post your concepts too and we can have one big happy selection of ideas. this is no way in any way lol an obligation following one of those three themes. There are so many holidays or maybe weddings or whatever you have in mind. the deal is we are sharing with each other our ideas. Our dreams.. and doing a row robin is the only requirement for playing I was also wanting to do a beach theme but will switch to one of the other three if someone else would like that theme to run for the quilt along (grin, hint hint) . I am open! I have a sis who would love the mountains theme and a son who would love the desert theme so I am golden on all three.

    the first month will be a sky. We will all need to do a sky for whatever theme we have. so pick your fabrics now. Maybe its the ice storm that has hit the east coast. no probably not. but it might be night in your cozy vision of peace. it may be daytime. a storm on the way? clouds in the sky? raining? we all love something and find peace in our own individuality. so pick your sky and get your fabrics accordingly. This way your prepared to start with this grand adventure the beginning of next month. I have so many blues and scrappy blues that I think I am set. in theory. need something for a bit of clouds though.. tada. see its a good idea to think ahead of your own vision.
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    Row Robin Quilt Along

    I am interested and it sounds like fun!

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    will this be the top of the quilt? I am looking at beachy theme. So will either go with seagulls or the sun.
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    ok, I am in...fair warning, I am up to mischief ............ sky can be your own personal sky, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Can't believe I'm starting another project but how can I resist?
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    I'm doing beachy...I will look in stash for sky. I have lots of cloud fabrics. Just gotta find one that will go with the colors I've picked out for the beachy theme.

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    This sounds like too much fun to resist. It also sounds like it has already started. Elizabrat, I know you will have many surprises ahead for us. Even thinking about this type of quilt is a whole different way of thinking. What am I trying to show, what symbols are important and why, how in the world can something be expressed in quilting form. I'm thinking that I'll do some paper piecing for sure. It's been a while so I'm looking forward to that. Maybe all batiks on this one. Hmmmm. Many things to think about.

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    I was just going to stalk this one for a while, BUT...I've stalked long enough and I'm in. sounds EXACTLY like an idea I've had for ages with no idea how to do it. peace and tranquility to me is camping in our arid australian bush with corellas flying overhead, a kangaroo or 2 and some emus,, a camp fire and stew cooking in a camp oven. Can I do all that in this quilt and QAYG sounds a great way to go as well. I'm gunna love this!
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    to answer your question on the Aussie scenario you can certainly do that in a row robin format. You should perhaps do a sketch of the scene you want to do (look no one will see it!) and then break it up in four sections. upper sky, lower sky upper scenario, middle ground and finally foreground. then you can do your rows accordingly! a kangaroo! wow your going to have fun doing that! I want mine to be more flowing? but seen so many row robins (hit pinterest up and type in row robin quilt ideas and shoot you will get a zillion then you can narrow it down to even other ideas and its terrific. same with google images type in row robin quilt and you will get so many to peak at you want this one and that one and a row from here and a row from there.. its fun. some of you will want to do just traditional and that is certainly ok! a row of bells and a row of snowmen and a row of snowflakes if that is what you want then do it! no one here to police you! its YOUR dream your vision of peace you pick what you want! tada!

    I found a few images to share with you. thought you might like to see somethings to spark your idea bucket and get your juices going! its all about YOU. we all want and love something different. Like me, no crabs on my beach. none to worry about stepping on or jellyfish. OH NO! I am having a peaceful sand no footprints in it. just soft soft sand and a soft sky. soft water lapping the shores not waves. you see my best friend from 3rd grade and I have plans. we are going to this beach when we reach heaven. no noise, but soft water lapping, just us watching it in a lounge chair and that good looking pool boy bringing us drinks when our glass is empty. so I need a sky, a calm clear water, a beach and a couple lounge chairs. I need mai tai glasses and big beach hats to put in a row .. just something that is calm. maybe big flowers.. yup. try to put that image into a quilt. one way or another its going to be there. abstract? maybe. but it will be there. that is my gift to her. we both have a shortened clock life. I want to do this for her and know she will love it and get it. It will be a gift to her daughter when we are gone. She will be told our story also. This is the silly stuff we do to make life more enjoyable what the heck. you only live once! (here at least).

    what is your plan and why?
    Linda
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