Friends, my bucket list has gotten a real workout this year. Yet another adventure begins today as I join a few friends in both the U.S. and Canada for a Round Robin. This idea started as a block swap, turned into a Mini Round Robin, and then I had to ask, "What's THAT?"
Nope, not this!
A Round Robin is when you create a work, and mail it to the next person, who then adds to it. Eventually, it comes back around to you. It's similar to a Travelling Quilt, but we'll have 4 different minis continually swapped. Four quilters, four minis, four months. We flip our calendars to June 1, 2016 tomorrow, and all our blocks should be zipping through the postal system in transit to the next quilter. Everyone should have their original back by the first part of September to quilt and bind.
Do you want to play along? Why not have your own fun along with us? Grab 3 friends and get started. This is a low key project with lots of potential, and a good way to get to know your online friends better.
About My Block
Surely you knew mine would be a colorful, improvised block made from scraps. This is going to be a Second Chance Mini, and I'm looking forward to seeing what my Round Robin Mates have hidden in their scraps. May I suggest, once you've added your portion to the block, then add a narrow seam around the edge. One about 1/16" will keep the seams from coming apart. This is the same thing I ask from quilters who send me a quilt to long arm, and it works well.
Our Round Robin RULES
We have very few rules, but you really must have some to keep it interesting. Yours may vary.
1. The original block may not exceed 6.5" unfinished. You may send a smaller starting block.
2. Each person may add on no more than 6.5" edge to edge. So, they may add everything on to one side, split it evenly, or add it asymmetrically. They may add less than that.
3. They may follow your lead in style, color, etc., or take it in a different direction, i.e. paper piecing to strip piecing to blocks.
4. Expect the finished mini to be 24" or less when finished.
I have no idea what expect. I do know that I already like these people, and we are bound to have some old-fashioned fun with each other. I will try not to impose my funky style on the more traditional among us, but a little might sneak out.
Check out these other beginning blocks as we begin the big switcheroo.
Notes and Announcements
The Brave Quilter wrap up linky for May will be open tomorrow, June 1-3, 2016, and the June linky from June 4-10. There will be no link up for July or August as we all take a well deserved summer holiday break.
Come on, Doxies girls.
Let's go sew.