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sewbizgirl 06-03-2020 01:28 PM

2020 June through November Round Robin
 
This is the dedicated thread for our June 2020 thru November 2020 Round Robin. It will be a place for members to communicate and also show their progress pics.

This Round Robin will begin with a center medallion of approx. 18”. Each person will make their center and send it on to the next participant, who will add on a border, in the style and/or theme of the center block (or completely different but complimentary.)

Each person in turn adds another border that compliments the quilt. Once the quilt has made the rounds to all participants it is mailed back to the original owner.

Each border should be not more than 6" wide. We are experienced quilters. If you slap on a plain border because the piece needs a plain border, add something like applique. Don't be lazy on someone else's piece.

This Round Robin has 6 slots for participants. Five are already filled. Mail date for the centers is June 22. After that, we will mail monthly to the next participant on the list, until all borders are on. Once completed the quilts will be mailed back to their originators.

All board rules for swaps apply to this swap as well.

sewbizgirl and Rebaquilts

Iceblossom 06-03-2020 01:49 PM

Hello all, participants already know I have signed up for this, my first actual round robin although I've participated in other forms of block swaps before. Although I have sent some fabric out to people on the boards, this will be my first swapping with board members. I did a lot of swapping things around Y2K and then met my husband, and while I continued quilting in real life, I just returned to internet quilting a couple of years ago.

I was the number 1 wait listed participant for a really fun group in my local guild that I watched for about 8 years but ultimately everyone retired before anyone quit. Darn. Another guild show I went to each year (sigh... Covington Quilters also cancelled this year due to Covid) always had a good "bed turning" at the show with a round robin group that had a lot great tops.

I'm really excited because I will end up with a top that I would never otherwise make and I'll be pushed a bit to explore styles and fabrics that maybe I don't use very often.

givio 06-03-2020 02:04 PM

I'm glad to have a thread in which to share our Round Robin progress with Quilting Board members. :-) Thank you to our new Board member, Rebaquilts, for requesting interest in a RR! I'm happy to join and am looking forward to seeing what we all come up with round by round. Lets each make a goal to check in often and post pictures. :-)

sewbizgirl 06-03-2020 04:30 PM

Yes! Each participant needs to check this thread as often as they are able. Daily would be ideal....

We are still looking for another person to participate with us. If anyone is interested, please pm me. So far this group consists of:

Rebaquilts
Iceblossom
givio
sewbizgirl
(Reba's friend)

LeeAnn 06-03-2020 05:40 PM

Round Robin
 
I would love to join your Round Robin if you still have an available spot.
Thanks,
Lee Ann

LAF2019 06-03-2020 05:50 PM

I do not feel I can participate, but this sounds fun and I will be following everyone's progress! perhaps I can join another time. have fun!

granky 06-04-2020 04:54 AM

This does sound like fun....hope lots of pictures are posted....love those pictures!

klaws 06-04-2020 04:55 AM

This really sounds interesting. I will follow the thread and watch the progress as it goes along. Have fun everyone!


LeeAnn 06-04-2020 01:46 PM

I am excited to be in this Round Robin. I did the international Round Robin years ago with this board and had so much fun. Let's stay in touch.

maryb119 06-04-2020 02:24 PM

I love round robins. If there is an opening, I would love to be part of it.

sewbizgirl 06-04-2020 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by maryb119 (Post 8390630)
I love round robins. If there is an opening, I would love to be part of it.

Hi Mary! It looks like we are full now, but I'll keep your name on a waiting list, if that's ok. Sometimes things happen where we need another person to fill in. Thanks for your interest!

maryb119 06-04-2020 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by sewbizgirl (Post 8390639)
Hi Mary! It looks like we are full now, but I'll keep your name on a waiting list, if that's ok. Sometimes things happen where we need another person to fill in. Thanks for your interest!

That's fine. Thank you!

sewbizgirl 06-04-2020 04:12 PM

So our quota of 6 has been filled, barring any personal changes before we start! We have the following participants:

LeeAnn
Rebaquilts
Iceblossom
givio
sewbizgirl
(Reba's friend)

Everyone can now get their center block prepared and ready to mail no later than June 22. Addresses forthcoming.

Reba, could you give us the name of your friend, and how to keep in touch with her? Thank you.

givio 06-04-2020 04:37 PM

Looks like we are moving along now! :-)

I agree, lets have lots of pictures posted, and our participants should take a few minutes, a few times per week, to write a comment, to check to see what everyone is doing, to show their own progress, or help with any questions that need to be answered.

We are closing in on 2 weeks left before our first mail date!

Rebaquilts 06-05-2020 08:11 AM

LeAnn, you are in, let us know your mailing address ;-) Reba

Rebaquilts 06-05-2020 08:26 AM

Hi all, looks like my friend is out for now, she said raincheck after I showed her the other round robin quilts I have. A bit about me, I've been sewing for over 40 years (choke) how does time fly? I have an extensive collection of sewing machines, some of which repairs are in progress. I am currently sewing on a little Kenny machine and another I am restoring, just need to figure out why the feed dog lever isn't dropping. I have mint convertible super high shank Kenmores x 3, a centennial 221 featherweight in fantastic condition, a 301 in an original trapezoid blonde mid-century cabinet in mint condition, a custom 222 featherweight painted my favorite color purple (my preferred machine out of my whole collection), a mint teal kenmore crinkle finish in a mid-century blonde cabinet, a centennial singer 20, a Jones swan neck, a mint Wilcox and Gibbs, and the list goes on. I also have a working treadle on which I just might sew one of these round robins. I just picked up a mint blue and white mid-century Riccar in a black cabinet (the machine is mint, the cabinet needs a good coat of black enamel paint, the current black paint is rough). I can't wait for this new project to inspire me, and I hope to get each of you a work of art. Hugs to all! Reba

givio 06-05-2020 09:10 AM

Such a nice introduction, Reba, thank you!

I had so much on my mind that I took the afternoon off from work today. I have a full time job.

Last year I was contending with hospital visits due to being ill and didn't do much else. Before that I often sewed daily, or anyway, at least a block a week. My Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt top is up to 80 blocks now. Recently, I tend to do errands, house work, cooking for packed lunches, or watch a movie on week nights. My sewing time is usually on the weekends. I love a commitment to get me motivated and was so glad to see that Reba posted she would like to do a RR. The creativity that goes into RR tops is so fun! They are always one-of-a-kind!

givio 06-05-2020 09:29 AM

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Here is the beginning of my 18" center. It's a little economy block with a Travel motif-- for my quilt top that will be traveling to your homes! :-)

Rebaquilts 06-05-2020 09:54 AM

Hi all, I stayed home this afternoon as well. 80 blocks? wow, so inspiring. I wanted to do the dear jane quilt for a while, but this one sounds just as good. I looked it up, the farmer's wife looks a bit easier for sure.

Looks like our final list is:

Iceblossom
Rebaquilts
givio
sewbizgirl
Maryb119
LeeAnn

Can we exchange addresses privately? I promised to be after Iceblossom if her center was bigger I will be happy to do the biggest border. We will send to the same person every month. I also would like to know if you all would be willing to have me send a little scrapbook so you can write in your inspiration, include a photo or something in it to document the progress? I'm so excited!

sewbizgirl 06-05-2020 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by sewbizgirl (Post 8390639)
Hi Mary! It looks like we are full now, but I'll keep your name on a waiting list, if that's ok. Sometimes things happen where we need another person to fill in. Thanks for your interest!

Yay, Maryb119! You are in! I think it makes it a lot easier to communicate when we are all board members and can use this thread to share.

So Reba, are we sending to the next person in the list, with the last person sending to the person on top? We can share addresses with just that person, privately in a pm.

Reba, I would love it if you could post some pics of those RRs you have done before. It would inspire us!

sewbizgirl 06-05-2020 10:25 AM

One more question.... Are we supposed to do the first round as triangles that set the block on point? I see Givio has already done that, so hers would be the exception?

maryb119 06-05-2020 11:38 AM

Thank you!!! I am thrilled to join in! I love the challenge and the creativity involved in a round robin. I made my first quilt when I was 21 and I am now retired. I have one quilt the showed in 3 AQS shows in 2010 and 2011. There are pictures in the archives. It was called Crazy About Iris. I will get busy making my center this week. Thanks again!

givio 06-05-2020 12:08 PM

4Ok, I've sent my address privately, and now I've come back to the thread and see that the list of names is in a different order than the list of names in the private message. Reba, please clarify for us what is the correct mailing order? The list in the thread?

Sewbizgirl, I believe each person decides every round if they want to do a straight addition, or on point, or off set, or whatever. :-) I think the only rules we have so far is an addition of 6" (finished, so 6 1/4" raw), which would be around the perimeter of the top (a total of 12"), to not be lazy but to add something interesting, and mail on time every month...

The top begins with an 18" center.
Round 2 -- 18" + 12" = 30" (plus 1/2" for seams)
Round 3 -- 30" + 12" = 42"
Round 4 -- 42" + 12" = 54"
Round 5 -- 54" + 12" = 66"
Round 6 -- 66" + 12" = 78"

I'm unclear what IceBlossom is doing for the size of her center, so maybe her top will be bigger?

I'd be glad to add a note to Reba's scrapbook. No problem.

sewbizgirl 06-05-2020 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by maryb119 (Post 8390843)
Thank you!!! I am thrilled to join in! I love the challenge and the creativity involved in a round robin. I made my first quilt when I was 21 and I am now retired. I have one quilt the showed in 3 AQS shows in 2010 and 2011. There are pictures in the archives. It was called Crazy About Iris. I will get busy making my center this week. Thanks again!

maryb, I'm looking forward to making these quilts with you! Glad it worked out that we could get you in.

Reba, I love vintage machines too. I went crazy collecting them a few years ago and have already sold a few off. I have 3 FWs in different parts of the world, and 2- 301's. Also 2- 201's. I have a 1908 Singer 66 Lotus treadle in a parlor cabinet with lift. Have a 403. Bernina 830 Record from the 70's, my modern Juki 2010Q, and my Juki sit down longarm. I love my machines but I should keep culling the herd of the vintage ones. Not my treadle, tho!

Rebaquilts 06-05-2020 03:04 PM

LeeAnn you are in if you would like to join us, my friend Samantha dropped out from intimidation when I showed her my other round robins, LOL. She is an experienced sewer but has a bit of a self esteem thing going on, so I told her it was ok because you wanted to join us. If you can make our Monday June 22 mail out of your center, please join us! Reba

Rebaquilts 06-05-2020 03:09 PM

Givio, I just want to say that sometimes, what a piece needs is a bit of applique and a smaller border, so I would like us to have a bit of artistic license to move off the 6" border to make it a bit smaller if the piece calls for it, especially if we put a piece on point or at an angle on point. Also, to add some coordinating fabric if the piece needs it (like some piping to set off a section, for example). Since we are all pretty experienced, I feel comfortable giving all of you that kind of artistic license with my piece. How do you all feel about that? If that is ok with you all, then mine will be a surprise. Hugs and I'm so excited to start! Reba

givio 06-05-2020 03:24 PM

Reba, I was just repeating what was written in post #1 of our thread-- the info approved by PatriceJ for doing the RR on QB.
...But I'm flexible. :-)

sewbizgirl 06-05-2020 07:10 PM

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That post said "Each border should be not more than 6" wide." So, up to 6". I'm open to everyone's artistic license thing too...

Reba, to post pictures on the QB, you have to make them pretty small. Otherwise the upload will just stall out.

I played around with my dresden houses idea today. If I don't love it, I'll do something else for my center.

givio 06-06-2020 09:32 AM

Okay, got it. I misread it. :-) Artistic license is limited to 6" or less. That's funny! lol

Sewbizgirl, are you going to embroider on that? I remember seeing a block like that. I don't remember how the house details were done though.

sewbizgirl 06-06-2020 11:08 AM


Originally Posted by givio (Post 8391057)

Sewbizgirl, are you going to embroider on that? I remember seeing a block like that. I don't remember how the house details were done though.

No, not embroidery. I am doing raw edge applique. Just got done doing all the windows and doors and now I can sew the houses together. It's fun! I found a really sweet background fabric in my stash.

givio 06-06-2020 12:34 PM

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I am working on my center today too. I added some scraps that were laying by my sewing machine. Now, you have inspired me to applique. I have more of the fabric I used for the outer corners, so will use that. This is how it looks now. Stay tuned!

maryb119 06-06-2020 12:50 PM

Would slightly wider than 6 inches for a border be OK?

sewbizgirl 06-06-2020 01:58 PM

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Pretty center, Giv!

I'm hoping a bit of give and take is allowable. Mary, I would think slightly larger than 6" is ok. If it looks like the piece needs it, follow your instincts.

Speaking of give and take, I finished my center today and tho I tried to make it 18", it came out 20". Is that going to be ok with everyone, or should I start over? I altered the dresden, and altered it again, and still couldn't get it much smaller without chopping into the windows.

Love how it turned out. I've never done one of these dresden 'neighborhoods' before.

Attachment 625515
I have a little of the good thoughts fabric I used for the background and will send it along with the center, in case anyone wants to use it in later rounds.

LAF2019 06-06-2020 02:30 PM

wow, I love both yoru centers. Looking forward to watching how everyone chooses to complement them!

maryb119 06-06-2020 03:57 PM

Thanks! I am glad it can be a little flexible for border width.

I love these centers! I have the fabric and pattern for mine and i will start it tomorrow.

sewbizgirl 06-06-2020 04:43 PM

Since we are getting ready to mail pretty soon, I wanted to clear up any discrepancy on which list to follow. This is the order to mail your pieces to. Mail to the person below your name, and last on the list mails to the person at the top. This will be our round robin order throughout the whole process.

Givio: mails to
Sewbizgirl: mails to
Rebaquilts: mails to
Iceblossom: mails to
Maryb119: mails to
LeeAnn: mails to givio

givio 06-07-2020 04:29 PM

Thanks for the clarification. :-)

maryb119 06-08-2020 01:40 PM

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I finished my center today. I found the pattern on quilterscashe.com in the 18 inch blocks. I changed the colors and used fabrics from my scrap box. I keep trying to use scraps because I am determined to get the lid on that box.

sewbizgirl 06-08-2020 04:22 PM

Beautiful center, Mary! Somehow it reminds me of a game board.

I mailed my center off to Rebaquilts today. Hope it travels fast.

How are the rest of us doing on our centers?

givio 06-08-2020 04:52 PM

Oh, Mary! What a great choice! There are so many directions to go for adding to that. And SBG's center too-- you both have so many colors to choose from and options for backgrounds. My center has lots of colors too. Any color it's missing could be added and I'd be thrilled though. I have half of the applique done. I'm trying to get it done by this weekend.


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