A round robin quilt is always made by a group of quilters. To start, everyone who wants to participate makes a block for the center. There can be all kinds of rules for size, color , theme, etc. for both the center block and each round. Each block is then passed to another quilter in the group. This quilter adds the first border. Then the next quilter adds the second. This usually continues until there are three borders that have been sewn by three different quilters. The quilter who made the center block then gets the quilt top back to keep and finish.
If you would like to participate in the Lakeside Quilting Guild 2014 Round Robin, bring a 16.5 inch square quilt block to the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 meeting. You may design this block however you wish. Please place it in a plain white pillowcase as we are trying to keep this anonymous. (We will Number and Blind label the bags at the first meeting). Add to the pillowcase any extra quilting fabric that you would like to pass along for participants to use on your quilt square in future rounds. Additional fabrics from individual quilters stashes can/should also be used. (If you have any Rules about colors, styles, want a journal filled in or pictures taken along the way, please include those thoughts in your pillowcase somehow.)
First things first: on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, you will receive a pillowcase (not your own) to take home for two months to complete round one, described below. Please take care of the block and use only 100% cotton fabric. Additionally, please square-up the quilt top when you are done. Thanks! If you can't make the meeting to do the next exchange, you are responsible for finding someone to bring the pillowcase and to pick-up your next pillowcase. There will be "blind" passes of the pillowcase from Tuesday, April 8, 2014 through the first reveal on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. That means you should have no idea whose block you are working on at any time.
- Round 1 - add a 4.5 inch border to the center square. The quilt top will now measure 24.5 inches square. You may add whatever design border you like that you think enhances the center block. Use some diamonds and/or triangles as you work on this round.
Due: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Lakeside meeting to exchange.
- Round 2 - add a 6.5 inch border. The quilt top will now be 36.5 inches square. Use curves and/or circles as you work on this round.
Due: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Lakeside meeting to exchange.
- Round 3 - add a 4.5 inch border. The quilt top will now measure 44.5 inches square. Free-style, no rules on design on this round. Consider appliqué or doing something else unique.
Due: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Lakeside meeting to exchange.
Owners will receive their quilt tops back on October 14, 2014 and we will have the first reveal of tops that day!
Final round - you will take home your own original quilt top center with additions on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to either complete the top and bring it to the Tuesday, December 9, 2014 meeting or Christmas event to share!!!!
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