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sewbizgirl 06-29-2020 05:19 PM

Big Reminder Here...
 
As we get ready to mail our quilts on to the next person, I thought it was a good time to post this reminder.
*Please*, everyone, use priority mail with tracking and send the tracking number to the recipient. We have had some scares with the slow P.O. and everyone deserves the peace of mind of knowing where their package is, at any given time. So please, no exceptions, mail with tracking and give the number to your recipient right away. It's also a "heads up" to her that the package is coming and she should watch for it.

Thank you!!!

Mona G 06-29-2020 05:23 PM

Thanks for the ideas everyone, the 2nd layout is what I had in my head when I started.
I'll do some more testing.

LAF2019 06-29-2020 05:34 PM

Mona - I love the layout so far, look forward to seeing what you come up with in the corners!

Mary - I love your use of neutrals with her block and have always been a fan of blocks on point (becuase I have never done it!)

Leeann - super cute center, lots of creative fun-ness to do with that!

Iceblossom 06-30-2020 04:27 AM

Hello all! Reba treated me with a peak of her in-progress round. If I have this right (and I don't have my list in front of me), that center came from Sewbizgirl and wow! what fun!! I have an idea and am going to start pulling fabrics, but wanted to take a minute to discuss fabric selection. If y'all went through this when I was missing, I apologize, please point me back to where I should be reading.

I often put in little jokes or hidden meanings into my quilts, so only George knows that the row that has blocks of Giraffe Elephant Owl Rhino Grouse Egret actually spells his name.

When I used to swap fabrics, I've found I have to be careful and ask first before including something that looks like snakeskin -- but sometimes I've had some unexpected results like "sea horses creep me out". Who knew? Same thing with donation quilts, some people are very anti "bugs" even when I think they are beautiful butterflies. If there is anything you really don't want in your fabrics let me know, otherwise that Radish (or whatever it is) you hate might be displayed prominently.

Especially for the round I'm thinking of, it would be very easy to incorporate some favorite things, if I knew what those were...

So here's a short form of me: Other than quilting I read (ok, technically I listen to audio books but close enough). Music of all types and instruments has been a major part of my life. I bowl with the hubby and enjoy it, but it's more his thing than mine. We currently have 3 knee high dogs, and 1 knee high cat, a snake, a bearded dragon and a gecko. Snakey and I have a deal, she stays in her habitat and I stay in mine. I love the Minions and have a Minion sewing kit, night gown, and other things. Favorite flower is probably freesia, but mostly anything scented. I have more blue in my fabric than any other color by far -- maybe it goes with my blue eyes.

Bugaroo 06-30-2020 06:26 AM

Mary, love how your color selection add boldness... very pretty. I just printed my label with clip art. Never thought of quilting one. That is so cool. Thanks for sharing that.

LeAnn - I glad to see another applique. Love the blue bird!

IceBlossom, you are so creative. In another life, you could have been a spy master with your codes! I'm up for any surprises. Thank you for putting so much thought and work into our pieces!

MacyBaby, I just checked the tracking and you should have my center delivered today between 9:30 and 1:30!


sewbizgirl 06-30-2020 08:30 AM

I am excited to hear Reba has my round in progress. I'm sure it's great. Can't wait to see...

Thanks for the info on you, Ice. It's helpful to know, if we want to personalize the quilts. I hadn't even thought about personalizing so I probably won't. I wouldn't know what to say about myself, that I want to appear on my quilt. I'll just let the quilt speak to you!

For mailing, be aware that shipments that previously took 2-3 days are now taking a week or more. Please adjust your shipping time to allow for that, if you can.

Have a wonderful day!

Iceblossom 06-30-2020 08:54 AM

Ok, I will work with the previous rounds and will let the fabric do most of the talking :) Just know that you had your chance to include strange and wonderful personal things instead of my random wonderful fabrics.

In the fine print on my receipt from the last mail out it says "due to Covid priority mail may take 5 days". Which is what I used to get from regular mail. Oh well. Mary, my recipient is rural and that adds a day too. I still need a day or two to process my journal entry to mail this round but will coordinate with her when she is ready to receive.

Pulling and selecting fabric can often take me days because most of it is sorted by color and I'm going to be pulling more from style or theme. Since I can start pulling stuff now, I can wait until the mail out to for my next round. Also sorting out another group of fabrics I hope to work with in a round or two -- I know, there are no guarantees, but as I think ahead I'm loosely thinking of things I would like to do, and will adapt to the project as it arrives.

sewbizgirl 06-30-2020 09:07 AM

Good plan!

Mona G 06-30-2020 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by maryb119 (Post 8397819)
Group 1 Round 1

Iceblossom......here is your center. I hope you like it. I also put together your label. I had to do some creative trimming and sewing to get it to lay flat. The first time I put it together....it needed a B cup. Lol...I am a retired bridal seamstress and if something pooched like that did, it usually had a cup in it. Anyway, your center is now ready to move on for the next round.

I really like your round, I have a love hate relationship with putting blocks on point, love the way it looks but I can never get it right.

Mona G 06-30-2020 12:01 PM

Group 2, round 1
 
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OK, I finished TG first round. It is hard to tell in the photo but the light gray really makes the gray in the center blocks pop.

LeeAnn 06-30-2020 12:24 PM

Thanks, I thought the bluebird was cute and wanted something whimsical.

LeeAnn 06-30-2020 12:26 PM

That looks fabulous!

sewbizgirl 06-30-2020 12:39 PM

Mona, your round is perfect. It looks like a halo around the star!

Iceblossom 06-30-2020 12:39 PM

Passing out the awesome awards for Leeann's center and Mona's round!

This is so cool, I brought my sparkle center to show my group today and we were talking about the old days and before people could semi-easily share pictures.

givio 06-30-2020 02:12 PM

MonaG, I love those little staggered squares, and the design they make! the purple border is a good addition. I'm so appreciative of your design. What a treat!

It's so fun to see these unique ideas executed!! Keep them coming, girls!

travelinggramma 06-30-2020 02:13 PM

Mona - absolutely love what you did. I would never have thought of the design and the colors make the center pop. Thank you so very much.

Mona G 06-30-2020 02:46 PM

Glad you like it TG.

Bugaroo 06-30-2020 02:54 PM

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Mona, love all your blues and I agree the purple really pops! The shape is so cool!

Finished CarrieM's round. I went with suggestions to add more cabbage! Even though I was worried about the "cabbagey" look,. . My goal for the corners was to create large cactus blooms and the cabbage texture works I think. Also I took a note from IceBlossoms playbook and made one part a bit different. I showed my daughter, she found it in 10 seconds!!!! and I thought I was being clever.

Mona G 06-30-2020 03:27 PM

Bug, it turned out great. I'm a purple fan.

carriem 06-30-2020 04:08 PM

Wow! Miss a day checking in and you miss a lot around here!!

Great additions to many centers the last couple days!! SBG, Mona and Bugaroo, you all came up with some fun borders.

Mona--I know it is ahead of schedule, but whenever you are ready to mail, just let me know it's on the way.

Bugaroo--You too just let me know when you want me to drop Mona's center in the mail. It is ready and waiting.

LAF2019 07-01-2020 04:16 AM

Bug- Love the extra purple!

Macybaby 07-01-2020 04:54 AM

I received Bug's center yesterday - looking forward to working on it this weekend.
I already picked out something I want to consider using, so I'll have to lay out the center and see if it will work, and then pick fabrics. It's really going to be fun adding to this center.

sewbizgirl 07-01-2020 06:35 AM

Love what you've added to Carrie's quilt, Bug! That quilt is blooming nicely.

Bugaroo 07-01-2020 10:45 AM

Thanks. I was a bit skiddish to begin sewing on someone's creation but once I got going it was fun!

Macybaby, glad it arrived. I am so excited to see what you add.

Sewbizgirl, as this is my first RR, I am not sure how the rotation works for subsequent rounds. Do we just move down the list? I was wondering so I could start looking for fabric and pattern possibilities.

Rebaquilts 07-01-2020 11:01 AM

Hi there Bugaroo! Each month you mail to the same person in your lineup, and yes, there is nothing wrong with planning out your row if you get a photo of the project that the person who is mailing to you, posts on the thread ;-) Sure beats laying out the project and stewing over it for a week or two. Hugs!! Rebaquilts

sewbizgirl 07-01-2020 12:13 PM

That's right Bug... you will always mail the quilt that you have to the next person on the list below your name. But... it will always be a different quilt, so it works! This is a brand new experience for me, too.

There seems to be some confusion about the flat rate padded mailers. The post offices don't have them, you have to order online from USPS.com. Here is the link, it's the last product on the page at the bottom.They are free and so is the shipping to get them to you. They come in packages of 10 or 15, so be careful what you order. If you order quantity 10, you'll get 10 packages, or 100 or 50 envelopes. These arrive pretty quickly. Here's the link to the page to order. It's at the very bottom of the page for shipping supplies. You may have to make an account before you can use the link.
https://store.usps.com/store/results...questid=439437

sewbizgirl 07-01-2020 12:18 PM

For some good Round Robin inspiration, here are some RR quilts from online:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...cw=1117&ch=421

Iceblossom 07-01-2020 12:50 PM

Hey Bugaroo, I admit to planning/hoping ahead. Doesn't always work so well in case someone gets the project and your idea first, but that's one of the risks I take by pulling fabric now. BTW, this is also my first round robin although I've participated in block and other exchanges as well as fabric. The mailing to the same person does make things easier on the memory.

I have some ideas I wanted to use in advance, depending on the projects I receive. Turns out I didn't use any of my preconceptions on my first round because I was just captivated by the fabrics Reba included and they just sent me in multiple new directions. The idea I have for my upcoming round is not one I had in advance either. Maybe eventually I'll be able to do something pre-planned/I had in mind.

I want to do a mix of things, both very "me" and because they aren't so much me -- but I'm being inspired by what you all do.

Rebaquilts 07-01-2020 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by sewbizgirl (Post 8398319)
For some good Round Robin inspiration, here are some RR quilts from online:
https://tinyurl.com/yb3q39tf

Wow Sewbizgirl, this is a fantastic resource. Just scrolling through the many examples, you get a really good idea of what works and what missed the mark. Thanks for posting this for us. I will be referring back to it frequently. It has some great border ideas, some offset ideas, some theme ideas. Thanks thanks thanks hugs hugs hugs from the sunset coast!!

Mona G 07-01-2020 01:08 PM

I've been trying to find photos of my previous RR qullts but no luck so far. I'll have to contact the people I gave them to, maybe they can send me photos.

Mona G 07-01-2020 01:48 PM

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Found one.

maryb119 07-01-2020 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by sewbizgirl (Post 8398319)
For some good Round Robin inspiration, here are some RR quilts from online:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...cw=1117&ch=421

Thanks for the link. It gives tons of ideas for the next round.

sewbizgirl 07-01-2020 03:27 PM

Mona, I hope you can get the pictures!

Reba, that cat of yours is too much. One green eye and one blue...How did that happen? :)

sewbizgirl 07-01-2020 03:29 PM

Yay Mona! You found one... I love those scrappy geese.


Originally Posted by maryb119 (Post 8398359)
Thanks for the link. It gives tons of ideas for the next round.

I thought so too.

Bugaroo 07-01-2020 05:41 PM

Thanks. Mailing to the same person and getting “round” to everyone makes sense.

SewbizGirl, thanks for the link. I love resources and especially looking at others ideas for building quilts.

Rebaquilts and Iceblossom I completely understand. For CarrieM’s quilt I had wine, grapes, and bottles picked out. But then I saw the purple cabbage!!!! And totally change directions. Planning, though now always followed through, is sort of quilters therapy.

Mona, such a vibrant quilt. Does it have a signature section on the back? I was just wondering how others are doing that.

sewbizgirl 07-01-2020 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by Bugaroo (Post 8398416)

Mona, such a vibrant quilt. Does it have a signature section on the back? I was just wondering how others are doing that.

I will probably just make my own label and write names in. If you want a label with signatures, you could make one now and mail it to whoever currently has your quilt and ask them to sign it and then put it with your quilt stuff in your package.

This is one of the things we will know to do up front, the next time we do a RR quilt! https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/wink.png

Bugaroo 07-01-2020 07:18 PM

I printed one on a ink jet fabric sheet with bees and honey clipart and sent along with my center. Several of the earlier posts talked about doing this and I just did a simple one but I was just wondering what others looked like.

sewbizgirl 07-01-2020 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by Bugaroo (Post 8398445)
I printed one on a ink jet fabric sheet with bees and honey clipart and sent along with my center. Several of the earlier posts talked about doing this and I just did a simple one but I was just wondering what others looked like.

Oh good... you did send one with your package. I didn't even think of it... not in time, anyway. It's going to be cute to have one that matches your theme.

maryb119 07-02-2020 03:23 AM


Originally Posted by Bugaroo (Post 8398445)
I printed one on a ink jet fabric sheet with bees and honey clipart and sent along with my center. Several of the earlier posts talked about doing this and I just did a simple one but I was just wondering what others looked like.

Mine is a piece of muslin with freezer paper ironed on the back for stability. If the freezer paper comes off in shipping, just iron it back on. I went the simple route.

jaba 07-02-2020 08:49 AM

Just checking in, with the granddaughter's here and their husbands I won't think about this center until next week. To much going on and not enough concentration:) Have a nice holiday everyone, just stay safe for you and your love ones.


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