I talked about hosting and working on round robin quilts with my guild, here and there through last year. The final reveal was at our December meeting, but I was away. It took until the February meeting for me to get mine back. This was my starting block way back at the beginning of last year.
I didn’t have a planned direction for this, just that I hoped for stars and curves, blue and green, and stripes. I then set it free for 5 other quilters to add to it. And Voila
It turned out very different from what I imagined, but that’s the fun of a round robin, you have to let go of control and take what comes back to you. BUT, I want it bigger, so am going to add more rounds, trying to make them distinctly different each round. Maybe this is the perfect project for me: the girl who works on something for a bit, but then gets distracted by a new idea, a must-do project, an upcoming quilt “needed” for some celebration, etc……. By the time I come back to add more, I will have new ideas, new skills (maybe), and new perspective. And now I can tell you as this grows, not keep it secret.
I like to share, and I am glad to have you to share with, so it is hard when I am making surprises, or working on commissions ( like the t-shirt quilt that I have now finished, but cannot show you until the client sees it), upcoming block lotto for my guild, or things like this round robin. I only have so much sewing time, and when lots of that is secret, I just don’t have things to share. This is my reason for less posts in the last few months.
But onward; quilting, creating, and noticing all the colour around us.