About 3 years ago the Thursday quilt group decided they need to make me a “Round Robin” quilt.
First, a general description of a traditional “round robin” quilts for those who may not have heard of them. It’s a quilt that is made by a group of quilters and it’s a variation of doing friendship blocks. To start, everyone makes a block for the centre. There can be all kinds of rules for size, colour, theme, etc. The blocks are passed to someone else in the group. They add the first border. Then the next quilter adds the second. This usually continues until each member in the group has added a border. The quilter who made the centre block then gets the quilt top back to keep and finish. The basic lay out of the quilt is a “medallion”.
My Round robin had 7 makers including myself, made up as follows the centre was – 14½”, 1st – 2”, 2nd – 3½”, 3rd – 6”, 4th – 3½”, 5th – 2”, 6th – 6”. Finished size of the quilt is 60” x 60”. My centre block was inspired by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins from Piece O’ Cake Way, The New Appliqué Sampler. I provided all the fabric I wanted to be used in the quilt.
Now I am the proud owner of this wonderful quilt. I have started with the quilting. After pinning the 3 layers together I “stitched in the ditch” and free motion outlined all the appliqué areas. I’m now busy hand quilting the centre piece using DMC Perle 8 thread using a number 9 quilting needle. It’s a bit of a bugger as the needle eye is a bit small!
Hope to quilt a bit this Easter weekend!
Happy Easter to you all!