Friday, June 28, 2019

Round Robin Kick Off

Our guild meeting was Monday, which was the exchange day for a Round Robin. That's a quilt group event in which each participant adds a round to a quilt, then passes it to the next person for them to add a round. Yes please - count me in!

So, today, I'm sharing the center for the start of my quilt, a printed chicken panel I picked up at our guild's fabric sales.

chicken panel for round robin

I think the original intent for this chicken was a pillow, as there are two of these. I'm sending only one for the center, and seeing what my fellow quilters in the group come up with to go around him. With the other, I'll do my own quilt, following the same rules (see below), but with a different set of fabric.

For my fellow quilters, I'm supplying quite a bit of chicken themed fabric, 

chicken fabrics for chicken quilt

some acquired years ago at estate sales and such, and others from the guild. Also included are some blenders, and background, which should help with the overload of chicken fabric.

blender fabrics for chicken quilt

Our rules for this Round Robin state that each round should contain one of two elements:
round 1 - pinwheels or something from nature
round 2 - quilter's choice
round 3 - flying geese or four patch
round 4 - snowball or log cabin

Final rules such as size, additional fabric, etc, are provided by the owner, and listed on a worksheet that travels with the quilt. I asked for no additional fabric and that mine end up as a lap size.

And a final rule was no in-progress sharing on Instagram, Facebook, or blogs. So this little guy won't be seen again until the end of the year - the final quilt will be a total surprise! Sounds like fun, doesn't it? 

Have you participated in a Round Robin? Feel free to share your experience in the comments - let's inspire the start of new quilt groups!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I have a big stash and patterns for those chickens....Maybe...some year?

  2. It does sound like fun! The waiting will be hard :-)

  3. That should be really fun. I have done a round robin and a row robin. Both were really fun with great results.


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