Thursday, October 23, 2008

Row by Row Round Robin - "Sane" Quilting

In my continuing desire to learn "sane" quilting, I have joined a Row by Row Round Robin on the Mailblocks Yahoo group. Everyone in the round robin does up a row of 5 - 12" quilt blocks in the colours and patterns of their choice and as they make the rounds each person adds another row. At the end of the round robin everyone will get back a fully pieced quilt top and only need to finish it off. Sounded like a plan to me!
So this is my row which I have sent off to make the rounds. I included a cream batik in the package because I wanted all the background to be the same. I chose a 12" Maple Leaf pattern from the QuiltersCache site and requested the maple leafs to be done in batiks of colours which would occur in nature. Given the huge array of fall colours, as well as the greens, it shouldn't be too difficult to have each maple leaf different, or at least to have any duplicates well spread out over the quilt. I think it will be very pretty when it is done. I'm not sure what I will do with the finished quilt - whether I will keep it or give it to my in-laws as a gift. I think they would really like it as well.
Now I am just waiting for the first row to arrive that I get to work on. I'm fairly excited about this - will post pics as they arrive and I work on them.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Love your Maple leaves! Great start.