Saturday, April 19, 2008

Round Robin

Do you all know what a Round Robin quilt is? You gather a group of quilting friends. Each of you makes a center block and the goal is for everyone to add something to everyone's quilt. You package up your block along with some extra fabric (or not) and your particular do's and dont's (or not) and start it on it's merry way. Our Busy Bee quilting group did a Round Robin starting at our 2006 quilt retreat. We had the big reveal at our 2007 retreat as it sometimes takes that long to get them done, staying at one stop a month and then moving on. Wow, did we ever have fun. They all turned out so different but all so beautiful. We then had a year to get them finished and quilted and ready for our local quilt show this past March.
This is a picture of my quilt. I did the center block which consisted of the three stipes on the top and bottom of the star with flying geese. My only "rule" was that I didn't want any white fabric added. It is so beautiful!!!!!! Since it is made primarily with Civil War reproduction fabrics I named it Kentucky Memories in honor of my Dad. This is the first quilt I've had hanging in a show and I must say, it was thrilling!

Here is a picture of my BFF Nikki's quilt. It's made from her favorite 30's reproduction fabric.

This is a picture of our quilt group, The Busy Bees. The quilt on the left is Amy's and reminds me of a Navajo sunset.

The Busy Bees

Nanci, Amy, Wanett, Joey, Miss Jean, Cindy, Heather and BFF Nikki. Seated is Rose and missing are Debbie and Marion

We already have our next big adventure planned, a Lavender Lunch in June and there will surely be pictures to post and stories to tell.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What beautiful quilts! My mom was a quilter and belonged to a guild. She loved to quilt. I am not a sewer...I get too frustrated, but boy oh boy, do I ever admired people like you who are!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love how they turned out!

ChaChaneen said...

Greetings! I've enjoyed stopping by your blog recently! All the beautiful pictures of your garden and then today, that beautiful quilt! What a treat for the eyes. I call it eye candy! ha ha Have a great day!

Susie said...

What fun! You all look so happy and I can tell you have a good time together!

Dandelion Quilts said...

They look great. You gals seem to have a lot of fun. I'm having a giveaway on my blog, come on over!

Unknown said...

I just love quilts!
Yours is lovely indeed!

I so love your blog!!

Come on over and see me any time! ☺

Rhondi said...

Hi Miss Jean
Thanks for the suggestion of that website. They have lots of great patterns there but one of the things I like to do is come up with my own ideas for a pattern. That's part of the creative challenge for me!
Hope you had a good weekend.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What beautiful quilts. I am a quilter. But, I haven't made one for years. Just lovely!

Heidi said...

Oh, your round robin turned out just beautiful!!! I think you Lavender Lunch sounds like great fun too and will look forward to hearing all about it.

Hugs ~

Deb said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I've enjoyed looking through your wonderful garden photos (I have the same watering can and rabbit) :-}
Your quilt is beautiful.

Poppedijne said...

Hi Miss Jean,
Found you on Rhondi from rose colored glasses and saw you are a quilter too.I'am a quilter of 27 years.Come and visit a Belgian fellow quilter! Love the Round Robin.You had beautifull results!We love a lot of the same things but I love cats instead of dogs,hahaha!

Thimbleanna said...

How fun Miss Jean! I've always wanted to do a round robin, but just never got around to doing it! Maybe in my next life LOL!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wonderful and it is even MORE gorgeous in person!!!!


Dana said...

Round robins are fun! I did one last year and absolutely LOVE my quilt! Yours is great!

Justabeachkat said...

Hi Miss Jean

I noticed (on Tracksy) this morning that you've visited my blog and thought I would come visit you. What a lovely blog you have! I've sure enjoyed myself and will come back. I hope you'll visit me often too. It seems we enjoy some of the same blogs.

Have a wonderful weekend.