Wed’s Stitch Group Round Robin Quilts

My small stitch group decided to do a Round Robin.  Here’s how it worked: Each of us made a quilt block. This block would become the center of our own Round Robin Quilt. We decided on a rotation and planned to swap at our meetings.  Since there were 5 of us participating we decided to allow 2 months between swaps. This was quickly changed to one month unless you found you needed more time. That turned out to be a guideline, as many of us finished sooner than expected each month.

We agreed early on to collusion, if you needed help call anyone in the group for ideas or fabric other than the owner of the quilt.  This became the fun part, plotting and planning behind the scenes.  We included Shirley from our group as an advisor since she always has some great ideas and really was helpful.  As we added sections to each quilt we would send photos to each other, keeping it a secret from the owner of the quilt. We also found ourselves swapping fabrics & ideas.

We were surprised how nice they all turned out & revealed the finished tops at one of our meetings. Here is the first one I received, Rosanne’s block. It was 12″ x 12″. I wanted her center star to be a bigger focal point and recalled a Swoon Block pattern that I had. It worked perfectly to emphasize her star.

 

This is her final quilt after quilting.

The Second quilt I received was Amy’s. She had a celtic center and Rosanne added the flying geese. I added cornerstones to her flying geese and put it on point using a cool multi hand dyed fabric I’d have had in my stash.

This is Amy’s quilt after the finished quilting.

Nancy O whipped up this feathered star block out of Kaffe Faccett fabrics .  Amy and Rosanne added to her block before me. My contribution is the 3 patch around the outside edge. I had just enough of this fabric to make it around her quilt, which was growing fast 70″ x 70″ . She easily turned this into a queen quilt before it was finished.

  

Here is Nancy O’s final quilt.

Martha had made a bunch of dresden plate blocks but never put them together for a quilt. She decided to use one for her quilt center.  We found some of her fabrics tricky to match. It was purchased while on a Caribbean cruise so we couldn’t get any more of it. I was the last to work on her quilt & got the rest of her dresden plates, which had some more of this limited print fabric in them. I also got her permission to cut them and add to her quilt. This photo shows what her center block looks like before all the other details were added.  Then the finished quilt.

   

The last quilt block is my mine.  I saw this block in The Practical Guild to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. The quilt was called Little Leaves. I used a charm pack of fabrics by Zen Chic.  I had been waiting for the right project to use it. The group found more of this fabric print to use in my quilt.  I really love what they came up with.

Here is my almost finished quilt. I still have some fill quilting work to complete on it.

Thank you to all that participated. It was a lot of fun. I think we all learned some new tricks along the way.  Best of all, we all ended up with a beautiful quilt .

Butterfly Quilt

Jill’s Butterfly Quilt with Flight of Fancy quilting design, White Hobbs 80/20 batting, King Tut tone on tone thread. The blue backing is quilted with teal thread.

   

Catching up

Today I’m working to catch up for an unplanned day off. The stomach bug bit me & so if you are wondering when I will call with something finished please give me an additional day & you’ll be hearing from me.

Thanks for your patience.

 

 

Baby Quilts

Here are Mary Ann’s 3 baby quilts.

This Bunny quilt has ruffle strips mixed in. Her backing is Cuddle fabric. It’s quilted with wavy & straight lines. The batting is Hobbs 80/20 and the thread is a light green.

The next two quilts are the same pattern with different fabrics & backings. The quilting design is Daisies Galore by Irene Steele.  Both have Hobbs 80/20 batting. The first has yellow backing & the second has a white back.

Red Work Quilt

This quilt was a labor of love. Penny had to spend some down time recovering from surgery and decided to do some Red Work embroidery to stay busy.  This is just the cutest retro embroidery quilt.  She chose an allover design called Flowering Vine, white thread & White Hobbs 80/20 batting.  Her backing is a solid white fabric.  This is a charming quilt.

 

Bear Quilts

These are Penny’s Bear quilts. The first had a cute panel in the center, surrounded by a blue & then red border. The quilting design is Baseball & Bats by Cyndi Hermann, blue thread, & Hobbs 80/20 white batting. The backing fabric is White Minky, soft & snuggly.

The next quilt is a bundle of bears. The quilting design is Bubble Meander, blue thread & White Hobbs 80/20 batting.  The backing fabric is a pale yellow flannel. This one is also really snuggly.

Beth’s Modern Quilt #2

This is the matching twin quilt Beth made. The Quilting design is Square Dance B2B, Legacy batting & Pale Green thread.  She choose a single print backing for the reverse side. The prints in the squares are really a lot of fun!

Squares Quilt

I’m working on two twin quilts for Beth. She used some really cute prints for the squares & muslin surrounding them. The quilt design is Square Dance by Ann Bright. The thread is a pale lime, and batting is Legacy.

I’ll be working on the second quilt today. Oh & check out her cool pieced backing. Its a great use of fabrics.

Paris Quilt

Shirley made this cool Paris Quilt. The small black strips are flanges. They are basted down so I could quilt over them.  She will remove the basting & then the flanges will be visible.

The quilting design on this is called Wrought Iron, the batting is Hobbs 80/20 & the thread is a brown grey color.  Shirley made a pieced back using some black and panel pieces. I think she will really enjoy using both sides of the quilt.