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    Row Robin 2012/2013 GROUP #4

    OK Group #4.....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!!!!

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    I am checking in ! I have participated in a row robin before, sew much fun. I did the sashing myself on my row robin. Great thing about that, you can decide on where the rows can be placed. I am still deciding on theme. I should have theme chosen soon.

    cuppy

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    Just checking in, I would like to send my sashing with my Row so it can be added as we go! Also would like my row to be the center row. So if you don't mind you can add to the left or right of my row as long as mine is center. And I forgot to attached that info in my mailing...I've already got it ready to send I just need cuppy address and we can get started...
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    Thought I would post my row again on this group thread...Hope it won't be to hard for any one.
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    My address is

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    Ok, Angels is your theme. ,how nice.. I will add a row ,and it will fun ,A vertical row. I will be adding sashing .


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    Hey ya'll! checking in myself this morning. I will be away this morning but will check back in this afternoon when I return from my fabric run to get my backing fabric for this RR!

    Looks like we're missing Vanogay and Girlscouts1 so far. I have a couple ideas I thought might be fun for the RR. I can sit down and type them all out to you a little later today. Just one thought we might want to do, exchange addresses via PM as this forum is public. Some don't like their information out there on the "super highway" Just a thought.

    Anyway, I think this will be a great RR. We have to think of a name for our group. Anyone have any ideas? Let's all throw them out there! Can't wait to see what we come up with.

    Angie

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    Just arrived back from my fabric run. So, a few ideas. I was thinking we needed to name our group, unless ya'll like group #4 I couldn't come up with many but I was thinking Stitchers across America or Stitching from afar or Stitching Divas or Quilters United. I know, not very creative today. Hopefully, ya'll have better.

    I was also thinking we could include a journal or notebook in our packages. In them, we can share info about ourselves, our quilting careers or maybe just what's going on in our lives while we had the quilt tops. Any thoughts?

    I was thinking possibly a siggy for our block rows, which would be fine. But, for instance, my quilt theme doesn't work with this concept. However, it doesn't mean we couldn't do it for others.

    Also, to sew the rows together or not to sew together? Include sashing in the packages? I know there was talk regarding the postage cost, however, flat rate packages should solve that worry. Thoughts?

    My theme is Triple Irish Chain Checkerboard Quilt Block. It is the 2nd one listed on this website http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...ain-quilt.html . I'm doing it with a grey background fabric and cooler colors. I would love it very scrappy. The only thing I would think doesn't work with it would be a bright orange, neons or like a lemon yellow color. Otherwise, pretty much anything should work.

    So, chime right on in with your ideas and we'll see where we'll end up.

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    Couple other things I "borrowed" from the other groups.

    Per Qbee, we will always send the row we make to the person listed after us. If everyone wants to PM me with your address, I can pass it to the correct person.

    Mailing Dates

    You have two months to get each round done.

    1st Row – mail by Dec. 1st
    Row 2 – Feb. 1st
    Row 3 – April 1st
    Row 4 – June. 1st
    Row 5 – Aug. 1st

    This is our order:
    Leader - Sauki1
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    Cuppy
    Vanogay

    So, I will always send to Girlscouts1 when I finish a row and she will always send to Lv2sew2011 and so on.

    I have never done this before so feel free to jump in with suggestions of things that have worked in the past if you have experience or ideas.

    We need to make a few decisions.

    #1. How should the quilt owner convey their vision of the quilt to the group? I was thinking each owner could send along letter stating their theme and what that theme means to them. Any other suggestions or ideas?

    #2. Should rows be mailed early if finished early?

    Plus, the ones from my previous post.

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    Well, I am here. I don't usually get on this computer until some time late in the afternoon, but I will be here. Sauki, I will need your address as I mail to you each time. I'll PM Cuppy with mine.
    My thoughts - I like the idea of a journal to be included with the row as it is mailed. That doesn't weigh that much - and if we use flat rate boxes, the price really won't change. I think it's about $12.00 (got a Secret Pal box today and that was the postage on it). Each quilter can add her thoughts on the row she is working on and the owner will have a 'history' of her quilt when it's done.
    I had planned to use sashing between my blocks (horizontal) and was going to include it with the package. Again, I don't think that'll add too much to the mailing costs. The rows can be left 'unsewn' but again, they can be sewn to the one before it. My rows are 3 & 2 as in 3 cats and 2 samplers in one row and 3 samplers and 2 cats in the next row, so it will be for the receiving person to decide which row they are on. If they are unsewn, it might be difficult to determine what type row is needed.
    As far as names, I like Quilters Across America, but I really don't care.
    I had thought about including a rather large - open design label to use on the back, but that can be changed to whatever you decide.
    i'll have fun with a scrappy quilt and an angel also. Guess we just need to get ourselves in gear. I'm all for NOT mailing early - too much risk of losing it. Mail with 1 week of due date - 1 week before 1 Dec; 1 week before 1 Feb. We're all continental US, so should take too long to get them that way. Open for any and all...
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    Oh Gee, Right now I can't afford mailing $12.00 each time, I'm still waiting to see if I can get approved for SSDI, and funds aren't there for this. Now if we can get it in a FRE I'm all for that. I know as the Top get's bigger it will have to be sent in another package and I'm ok with that. I just can't afford the $12.00 each time it's mailed. Sorry!
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    Primitive Angels...is my theme...Donna

    Quote Originally Posted by cuppy View Post
    My address is

    Carolyn Robinette
    5978-109 Braemar Place
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    Ok, Angels is your theme. ,how nice.. I will add a row ,and it will fun ,A vertical row. I will be adding sashing .


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    I like having the journal/notebook with a profile of ourselves, maybe a few photos of our family our quilts or photos you want to share. I like having a sig label from each person we can put them on the back of quilt. A clear description of your row robin theme. I am not sure about postage, not sure what size pkg it needs to be in.First couple of rows could be in a smaller box or mail bag. Name of the group ...well group 4 is ok with me.

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    Okay, checking in.... Very excited about this. I am open to pretty much anything. Quilters across america sounds great. So I would send to Lv2sew each time correct? I like the idea of the journal.
    I have not completely decided on my theme because I what I was thinking might not work,,,,,, what do you think of a mary poppins quilt??? Honest answers only.....lol.

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    I went looking to see if I could create a Mary Poppins Embroidery Design but had issues finding one. Do you have a pattern for to give some ideal...

    Donna

    Quote Originally Posted by girlscouts1 View Post
    Okay, checking in.... Very excited about this. I am open to pretty much anything. Quilters across america sounds great. So I would send to Lv2sew each time correct? I like the idea of the journal.
    I have not completely decided on my theme because I what I was thinking might not work,,,,,, what do you think of a mary poppins quilt??? Honest answers only.....lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlscouts1 View Post
    Okay, checking in.... Very excited about this. I am open to pretty much anything. Quilters across america sounds great. So I would send to Lv2sew each time correct? I like the idea of the journal.
    I have not completely decided on my theme because I what I was thinking might not work,,,,,, what do you think of a mary poppins quilt??? Honest answers only.....lol.
    Yes, you would send to Lv2sew each time you have finished a row on each quilt. What did you mean by a Mary Poppins quilt? As, appliquing her on each block, carpet bag stlye or just a multitude of colors.

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    So far, it sounds as if 4 of us are for including sashing and sewing the rows together. Also, 3 of us are up for a journal to be included and one has thought of including a large siggy block for the back.

    Just one reminder the packages we send must be insured. This is part of the requirements for this RR.

    My quilt does not have sashing, but I will be including the background fabric for you to use in your blocks for mine.

    I agree with describing what our themes are so each member has a good idea of what is needed. If you have a link or picture of your idea this should help all of us. One thing I thought I would do is include the specifics in with my quilt when I mailed it out.

    One suggestion is to not send the quilt tops until one week prior to the deadline. This is a good standard, should we choose to go this route. I personally am ok with mailing early if desired. I'm sure a few of us may love to have our tops as soon as we can.

    Anyway, great discussion so far! Let's keep the ideas flowing!

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    So this is what I see in my head.... yes crazy thoughts. I saw a row robin on here that of course I can not find now that was of a city on christmas eve.... at the bottom was an ice skating rink, then someone put a row of city buildings, and the final row was santa and his sleigh of reindeer in the sky. this is where I got my crazy thought. My row would be the top with Mary Poppins, with clouds, maybe kites, birds, I dont know...... then the next rows could have tops of buildings with chimney sweeps, a park with side walk chalk paintings, the kids who are flying the kites, a bird lady.... Mr. Banks Bank, Bert and his one man band.... the merry go round, the penquins serving food, a fox somewhere,,,,, really lots of ideas..... just dont know if this idea is the best for this group or should I find something more simple?

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    GirlScouts, I was confused reading your post. But, you could list the rows you want and as one person does them, it is 'checked' off and won't be done by the next person. I'm not one for the 'scene' type of quilt - the buildings, people,etc, but I'd give it a try. Just think I'd not have as good a row as everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Just think I'd not have as good a row as everyone else.
    I can relate. Although, I'd be willing to try. I'm only concerned someone will want embroidery in their quilt and I don't have an embroidery machine. Although, one thing I've learned recently through BOM swaps in my guild was there are some neat techniques out there to try and I am enjoying learning them.

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    OK I have been in row robin prior, I can do a row according to your theme, I do believe This is not a time for me to experiment. I might decide to do a long 1 piece row. I hope you all agree. The row robin should be a surprise. I do agree on suggestions for colors and ideas. I do not want to do a row by a pattern or a exact description, I can not meet these expectations.
    I have decided upon a beach theme, so everything that you can do at the beach or see at the beach works. We have a vacation beach house on the Gulf in Venice Florida. We go every weekend we can.I think this would be a nice addition to the house. I can send a few scrap pieces of beach fabrics to help out if needed. I would want beach colors and beach scenes, and beach motif fabrics. All methods...blocks,applique,embroidery,1 long row....horizontal. it is up to you to decide, it is a surprise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppy View Post
    OK I have been in row robin prior, I can do a row according to your theme, I do believe This is not a time for me to experiment. I might decide to do a long 1 piece row. I hope you all agree. The row robin should be a surprise. I do agree on suggestions for colors and ideas. I do not want to do a row by a pattern or a exact description, I can not meet these expectations.
    I have decided upon a beach theme, so everything that you can do at the beach or see at the beach works. We have a vacation beach house on the Gulf in Venice Florida. We go every weekend we can.I think this would be a nice addition to the house. I can send a few scrap pieces of beach fabrics to help out if needed. I would want beach colors and beach scenes, and beach motif fabrics. All methods...blocks,applique,embroidery,1 long row....horizontal. it is up to you to decide, it is a surprise.


    cuppy
    Great idea! I have some great shell, sea grasses and stone printed fabrics! When we got married last year, I made my maid of honor a quilt for coming out for the wedding and I made it all in 'beachy' type fabrics. (glee) I can't wait to use them again!

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    I've never had to insured any project before and my question is how does the PO work do you tell them how much you want it insured for and if so how much should I have it insured for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011 View Post
    I've never had to insured any project before and my question is how does the PO work do you tell them how much you want it insured for and if so how much should I have it insured for?
    Qbee did not state this. However I would do it for at least the amount of the materials. I was thinking at least $100 in the beginning. It isn't much cost and saves alot of worry.

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    I will ask at when I go to the post office about mailing /insured package. I will begin my row this week, it will be rather simple, it will set the theme. I also am going to pick up 5 mailing envelopes and date them for mailing and address them. I really want to make sure I am organized and on time. I am in several swaps, and preparing the mailing envelope which I note on the outside which swap and mail date keeps me punctual. I actually put a note inside the empty mailing envelope who it is going to ,deadlines, and forum name.

    I will pick up a journal/notebook today and put my info about the row robin. I need to decide on sashing fabric too. Looking sew forward,shoud be sew much fun.

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    Sounds like a plan Cuppy! I got my journal this past Tuesday. Think I'm going to wash my fabric today and get things set up. Maybe start cutting strips for my back ground fabric. How's everyone else doing? I know one of our gals has her whole row done. Boy, do I feel behind Right now, I have two pooped pups on me that are telling me I can't move.

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