Round Robin 2010-2011 Edition
Since last year's inaugural Round Robin efforts were so successful, I thought it might be time to get you all thinking of doing another one. Any takers?
Here's how it will work (for those who didn't participate last time):
*You create the center of your quilt. I recommend you don't make it too large (about 20" sq. would be the maximum size I would suggest), and it can be any shape you want (square, rectangle, hexagon, triangle).
*You select the style you want to do for your center (piecing, paper piecing, applique, fusible applique ...).
*On the pre-selected date, everyone participating will mail their center to the next person on the list.
*After a few days a new piece shall arrive for you to add another "round".
*Ample time will be allowed to work on these pieces. Yes, life can certainly get in the way of keeping on a schedule, but as long as everyone understands this and does their best to attempt to stay within the parameters, it will all work out. Last time we averaged about 3 weeks per round, but from November-January it was difficult to keep on time (especially since I was doing NTA on Kate's center and it was a pretty ambitious round!).
So, yes, life can get in the way, but we can be flexible.
*Obviously, all the standard swap rules will apply: 100% cotton fabrics only, no perfumes/smoke/odors, furbaby hair free (or as close as you can). I would also recommend that all fabrics be pre-washed as you don't know if your fabrics will "bleed" with another and you don't want to have your piece or someone else's to have a problem down the line.
OF SPECIAL NOTE: We did NOT post pictures of any of our progress on the RR's last time, but we DID give a variety of clues as to what we were adding ... it was all very lively and tongue-in-cheek, and made the anticipation so much more fun. I suggest we do the same this year, unless participants prefer to see the progress on their pieces before the end.
NEW THIS YEAR: If there is enough interest, we can also do a ROW ROBIN. This operates the same way except that you prepare a row based on a theme (color, design, whatever) and send it on. The next person adds a ROW in keeping with the theme (instead of a round). For instance, if you wanted a "farm theme", you might do a row of chicken blocks. The next person might add a row of cows. Perhaps the third person would make their row a variety of barns, and maybe the 4th person would add pieced blocks based on "CROPS" [lke corn & beans block, or appliqued carrots, or corn, or cabbages ...]. I recommend 12" blocks for this swap to keep consistency, and 6 blocks across. We could have 8 people in a Row Robin. I suggest 5 or 6 for a Round Robin.
I will be happy to coordinate each swap.
Finally, if there are any problems that are encountered along the way (anything from pet hair on a piece to inaccurate piecing to smell of smoke in a piece), I will have my personal e-mail address and phone number available to discuss and vent. I believe that any obstacle can be overcome as long as we work together.
If you want to see how we started last year:
To look at how we finished last year's Round Robin, check out this link:
Please post if you want to participate, which type you would like to participate in (or both), and if you have a preferred theme in mind (or something you prefer NOT to work on -- Halloween was a no-no for one person last year, but it was not a problem for anyone).
Thanks for considering participating this year. Hope to have a lot of interest!