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    Row Robin 2012/2013 GROUP #10

    OK Group #10.....here is your own thread for you to post ideas, progress, rules you decide on and of course PICTURES for us all to look at. If ya'll have any problems, please let your Group Leader know and she will contact me or you can contact me directly.

    HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!

    Group 10
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    MaryLane
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    I am here. Welcome to you all.

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    Hello, all! So excited. Can't wait to hear what everyone is doing. I am still dithering.

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    First, my name is Sherry. What are your names?

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    Hi from Mississippi, my name is Barbara and I'm very excited about doing this. I've almost finished my row.

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    YooHoo from Ohio...my name is Yvonne and I've never done one of these before but I'm excited. Gosh, how is it so many have their rows finished already...did I miss a deadline or something???????????? My colors are black, gray, white and taupe or camel (either one). The quilts I've done have been traditional and I really wanted something different so the theme I chose was, "The City". I'm willing to change my theme if any one feels it doesn't offer enough options for 5 rows but will stick with those colors. Also, have a question...I have a a layer cake and a jelly roll I would like to use but it would be a nightmare to hand wash each one. How do others handle that? Or are precuts just not permitted? Anxious to hear from you all!

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    The reason I have a finished row is that I was in a row robin and I did not like the way it came out before, so I took it apart and decided to start over. LOL. The rows do not have to be finished and sent until Dec. 1, so don't sweat the part about being finished. Besides, I have already changed my mind once. I am doing 2 different ones. I think the city is a great theme. I do not know what a layer cake is. Isn't that 10 1/2" squares? I put my fabric in the bathroom sink and put hot water in to see if anything bleeds. I hand wash each piece that I am going to use. Others have put items in a mesh bag to wash. Pick what you want to use for each block and just wash that amount at a time. That is my opinion. Precuts are allowed.

    The row that I have finished theme is florals in blue, cream, cranberry. I will be sending a sashing with this one. I still have to wash and make the sashings. I had pictures in the original thread of this one. Then the other row will be butterflies made from hankies. I have been collecting hankies and can send some along if people want me to. The part that I do not know, is how to embroider the head and antennae of the butterflies. I have not decided which group to do which row in yet.

    What are the themes you all have picked, if you have picked a theme yet? I want us to show pictures as we progress. We will want to pick a name for our group. In the last row robin I was in, we sent a little notebook along for each of us to write in and put our name and address and any information we wanted to add about our thoughts when we were working on each quilt top. We also sent a large label that each one could sign , date and where we lived, so when the top came back home, we could put the label on the back. We can do that if we want to. This is our group and we will get to know each other and have fun together. I like to talk alot, so keep posting. If you have any questions, ask and we will try and help each other.

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    Oh, Sherry, you'll discover I am FULL of questions! I'm, also, a "rule follower" so that's why. When you say you'll send sashing.....do you mean for around each block? What if someone does a complete row? Are you sending sashing for between each row as well? If you're not sure what order you'd like the completed rows to be in can you detach them and rearrange them without upsetting anyone since we will be attaching them one to the other?

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    I will send sashing between the rows. I did a whole row last time without blocks. Someone had said they were going to send sashing and corners, but that will not work if someone does a whole row. The row I did was a winter snow man scene.
    We can decide if we want the rows attached. Personally, I want the rows attached, that way, there is less chance of loosing something. Each person can show pictures and ask if the original owner wants the row on the top or bottom. When we mail our first row, we can state if we want the row vertical or horizontal, we can also state if we want our row on top or in the center. We want to compliment the row we receive and try to follow the theme the original owner would like. In the last group, if we were having difficulty picking from several fabrics in our stash, we sent pictures for someone to choose which they liked the best. Some wanted to see the rows as they progressed and one or two wanted to be surprised.
    I need to mention that I have severe allergies to scents, cats, dogs, and smoke. These trigger asthma attacks. So please use unscented Best Press starch , if you use starch on my row.

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    Oh, Sherry, you'll discover I am FULL of questions! I'm, also, a "rule follower" so that's why. When you say you'll send sashing.....do you mean for around each block? What if someone does a complete row? Are you sending sashing for between each row as well? If you're not sure what order you'd like the completed rows to be in can you detach them and rearrange them without upsetting anyone since we will be attaching them one to the other?
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    Hello fellow group #10 members!

    Good morning, group!!!

    My name is Jane and I'm very excited to be in this group. This is my first Row Robin too, and I'm sure we'll have a great adventure together. I like the idea of sending along a notebook and a label.

    My theme is 30's reproduction fabric on a white tone-on-tone background. Any pieced blocks are great. All I ask is, please no embroidered blocks. My row is nearly finished too. I'm a huge fan of Bonnie Hunter who 'preaches' about leaders and enders. That is how I've been working on my blocks. (Google her name if you don't know who she is). I've been making 6" bow tie blocks and have to decide how I want to set them. Hhhhhhmmmm . . . .

    I have an idea/suggestion for us to consider: is it okay with everyone if we DO NOT attach one row to the next? That way, we can put them in whatever order we like. Also, we can add the sashing as Sherry mentioned. Thoughts???

    'I did a whole row last time withoug blocks'- - - Sherry, how do you mean? Please explain.

    This is going to be great fun!!

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    just re-read Sherry's post

    We will sew Sherrys' rows together. Personally, I prefer my rows to be separate. That way, it will give me more creative latitude! What would everyone else like?

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    Hello Jane!

    Yvonne here, from Ohio. Glad we're all in the same group! I can understand what Sherry is saying. Also, probably would be a lot less soilage (is this a word??? It is now!) doing it that way since we would only be opening one piece to check out others blocks, colors, positioning, etc. when doing ours instead of 2, 3 or 4 individual pieces....a lot less edge fraying as well since there would be fewer edges as we the quilt grows. I'll do whatever everyone else chooses. Just a thought in re to our "name". Was looking at the name "Round Row Robins" and in my mind's eye I saw a bunch of robins flying round and round and round and the name "Dizzy Birds" popped into my brain so I'll just throw that out there.

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    Yvonne - - -

    Your colors and theme are great. Yes, layer cakes and jelly rolls are fine and you DO NOT need to pre-wash them. They would be ruined.

    I'm anxious to hear the other themes. So far, we have:

    Yvonne - 'The City' theme black/white/grey/taupe
    Sherry - florals theme blue/cream/cranberry
    Barbara - ??? theme - nearly finished first row
    MaryLane - still dithering LOL!
    Jane - 30's reproduction theme on white TOT background

    What fun!!!

    Jane
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    Hi Jane, welcome. When I said I made a row that did not have blocks, it had 3 sections. The important aspect is to make a row that is 12 1/2" x 60". Below is a picture of what I did. I have not decided which row I will do for which group. This one may be my butterflies made from hankies.
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    Might I suggest that we just baste the rows together. Then they can be changed if need be.

    Sherry, I understand about asthma. I am home from work today because my allergies went nutso yesterday and triggered an asthma attack. Still trying to recover from that. Have that dull headache. I am assuming we all have allergies and no indoor pets since those were among the questions.

    I will come up with a theme soon. Just can't think today. Look forward to see everyone's. Jane, I have plenty of the fabrics you want.

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    I hope the pictures make more sense.

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    Welcome, Mary. Everyone has checked in. This is great!
    I do not have any reproduction fabric. I am not sure what that is. If anyone has any extra to send along, if you want, that would be great. I asked QBee if she was going to pm the leaders of the groups with names, addresses and emails, etc. She will but she has not had time to do that yet. I will get those to everyone when I get them.

    What does this mean, "leaders and enders"? I think everyone can send a note along with their row and say whether they want the rows attached or not. Write what your theme is and any information you want to add. I would rather not sew a row together than to baste it. Let your fellow "groupies" decide what to add. Let the rows talk to you, but try to keep in mind what the original owners might want. I will throw out a name I thought of , "The ten pens". Put in your suggestions and we can vote on which one we like.

    Here is a picture of my finished row.
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    Hello to Barbara in Mississippi ! Read where you had nearly finished your first row. WOW! What theme did you decide on and what colors? Our group is so cool....we come from the west, midwest and south. Will enjoy chatting with everyone.

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    Hello to MaryLane!. Is that a first name and last or all one first name? And it's quite alright to "dither". There are just so many choices, aren't there? And, really, any theme would be great. After all, it's not a competition. So pick a subject you love and go for it. It's not like we can't do another Round Robin at another time.

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    Sherry, would it be too much to ask for you to send out the names and addresses via PM since all this goes out into the public domain?

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    That is definitely what I plan on doing. I do not have that info. right now though. Do not worry, I will not let anyone know what they are publicly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie View Post
    Sherry, would it be too much to ask for you to send out the names and addresses via PM since all this goes out into the public domain?

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    Everyone, I love your theme ideas. Can't wait to see them. Mine is Down by the Seashore. I love the Caribbean colors and a fun, maybe whimsical? look. Traditional blocks are fine as long as the colors are in the theme. This is my first row robin and I'm new to quilting, so I'm anxious to learn from you gals.

    I haven't decided about sashing. Just to be clear---if we use sashing, the whole row would be longer than 60 1/2? Or do we incorporate the sashing width to finish at 60 1/2?

    Sherry, when you mentioned a square to sign--is this just a solid neutral piece of fabric? How large does it need to be and what type of pen do you use? Great idea.

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    Jane, I have some 30's fabric, I think. I'll take some pics to make sure it agrees with what you want.

    How long have each of you been quilting and is this your favorite craft? I've only made a couple of baby quilts, but now that my nest is empty (yet growing with grandchildren!), I wanted to take on something new. I also crochet, knit a little, used to cross-stitch, tried tatting (no good!). And I love to read. How about ya'll? A good Southern word here for you folks from other areas!

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    Just to be clear---if we use sashing, the whole row would be longer than 60 1/2? No, the row is 12 1/2" x 60 1/2". the sashing goes between the rows and does not count in the measurements. If you want your row to be the first row or top row, you will add the sashing to the bottom of your row or to the side of your row, if you want your row to be vertical and if you use sashing. Then you would send the rest of the sashing and ask for others to add the sashing to their rows. If you want your row to be in the center of the top, you would add sashing to the top and bottom of your row and then others will add one row of sashing to their row. Does this make sense?

    Sherry, when you mentioned a square to sign--is this just a solid neutral piece of fabric? How large does it need to be and what type of pen do you use? Your signature block can be another block or just plain fabric. Last time I made a butterfly shape for each person to sign. Use freezer paper on the back. You can have the others sign, date, row #, where they live if you want. Use a pigma pen and heat set it. It should be big enough for you to sign and for 4 other people to sign. You would write what you want people to sign on the block. Then when your quilt is finished, you will have a label for your block. You will sew this on the back of your quilt.

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    I have been quilting for 2 years. I have been in several different swaps on this board and on another board. I just finished my first king size quilt. I am working on a cathedral window, that I am doing by hand. I am in 2 round robins and now 2 row robins. One of the friendship booms, I sent f8s of all the state flowers and I have 4 more blocks to be returned and then I will have all of the state flowers. I had everyone sign their block and put the state and the flower name on the front of the blocks. I am working on a diamond batik quilt. I am doing 2 block of the months. I am learning QAYG from this board, so I have been working on a star quilt that were UFOs. I just finished a wall hanging for this board. The swaps I am in now, I have sent quitar fabric for a quilt for my son and betty boop fabric for a quilt for me. Some of the blocks I have as UFOs are from the following swaps: A funky woman's favorite things, summer time swap, spring time swap, magical forest swap, red/white/blue swap, Christmas swap, plus other things.

    I am an RN. I am an instructor for CNA's. I just retired this summer, but still work part time.

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