Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Round Robin Quilt

I did a Round Robin quilt through Grandmother's Garden in 2007/08.  I thought it would be an exciting challenge and as I didn't belong to a quilting group, it would be a good way to meet other quilters. 
We chose a colour range and a level of quilting and was matched up with others.  I chose the blue/yellow combination that I love and my fabrics and list of names and addresses duly arrived.  I made my 12" centre and made my bag, bought extra fabric and a notebook which I wrote a bit about me in and posted it off to the first person on my list by the due date.

I received an email from the recipient to say it hadn't arrived.  My first effort went missing in the post.  That had never happened before according to Grandmother's Garden.  They sent me another pack and I started again.  I really enjoyed the challenge of the work coming to me and when it was time to get my quilt back, it was delayed due to the person it was coming from having illness in the family.  I patiently waited and it eventually turned up.  I was disappointed in that it was smaller than the others I had worked on and seemed to have fairly simple borders.  At first I thought I would add more borders but decided against that.  I did take the outer borders off and replace them but in the end put it back how I received it.

Last week I decided it would be the perfect project to practice my quilting on, so I bought some blue/yellow variegated thread and had a go.  I wanted to try out the 12" stencil I bought for my block of the month quilt and to try my loopity loops.  The quilt wasn't perfectly flat so part of the middle has some bumps but otherwise looks pretty good to me. 

I have donated this quilt to my kittens, Chloe and Jake.  Jake tried to help me with the charity quilt by ripping bits of batting off and eating them when it was sitting on my ironing board.
Here is Jake trying the completed quilt out.

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