Now that’s a round robin! Heh. I couldn’t resist. But seriously, me and a couple girlfriends who do not blog have decided to do our own Round Robin. I’m really excited to do this as I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Michelle, Jennifer and I came up with some guidelines for our Round Robin…
- Always use a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Fabric must be quilt shop quality and 100% cotton (no fabric from Walmart or Joann Fabrics for example).
- We can provide guidelines for the other quilters as they are working on our quilt but they don’t necessarily have to abide by them (ex. no Disney fabric, I really hope Michelle and Jen abide by this one).
- We can pass along fabric with our project for the other quilters to use but they do not have to incorporate it.
- Do not pre-wash fabric.
- Quilt shop quality thread (ex. Aurifil)
Once we got all the rules/ guidelines out of the way I started thinking about what I want my starting block to be. My first thought was a Bear’s Paw block. But then I had a second idea that I talked about a lot. But I kept looking for inspiration and when I do that, it means I’m not satisfied with my idea.
At nearly the last minute I finalized my idea. Guess what, I went back to my original idea of a Bear’s Paw. Then I pulled fabric from my stash. The green fabric is from the Hidden Garden line from Birch fabrics. The dark blue, dark pink and gold fabrics are from the Foxglove line by Aneela Hoey. The floral print is from Cotton & Steel’s Rifle Paper Company. The lighter pink fabric is Curious Dream by Angela Pingel for Windham Fabrics.
So, here’s the start of my Round Robin quilt. The Bear Paw block is 18 1/2″ square. I’m excited to see how this quilt evolves as it travels around.