Monday, January 10, 2011

In need of a replacement bird....

Due to unforseeable circumstances one of the participants in the Good and Fun Round Robin had to withdraw. We are in search of one more participant. If you want to join in please let me know.

Here are the rules in case you want to know what you are getting yourself into :)


Rules for Round Robin

1. Make a center square for your quilt any size you like. It depends on what you want to get in the end. You will receive back a quilt that is 15 or more inches bigger than what you send in length and width.

2. Choose some co-coordinating fabrics 1/4 yds or 1/2 yds depending on how big your center piece is. If you are sending a 12-20 inch center then 5-10 quarter yards or equivalent. More if you are sending 20 inch or larger center.

3. Get a list of swappers. I will get this out as soon as I get everyone’s info.

4. Send your center and co-coordinating fabrics to the person in the list after you. Ideally I would like everyone to send out their centers and fabrics by the last week of January so that the other quilters have a full month to work on the quilt before it has to be passed on. The first month is the hardest sometimes.

5. Each swapper adds at least 5 inches to the height and width of the center block. This can be done in a variety of ways. Adding at least 2 1/2 inch borders, five to the top and one side, 5 to the bottom and one side, 3 on one side 2 on the other... etc... But be creative, plain strip borders would be a little boring... You can definitely add larger borders too but 5 to the length and width is the minimum.

6. Expect to use some of your stash to supplement whatever the owner sent... half the fun is seeing other people’s stash.

7. You have one month between switches (super important to be on time) then you send it to the next person in the list. The swap should happen no later than the 5th of the next month.

8. When you receive your quilt back you can either finish it and donate it to Quilt Hope In or make another item for their shop (Or you can make an item anytime the more the better) Quilt Hope In is accepting all hand made items it doesn’t have to be a quilt.

9. I created a Flickr album for us to share our progress on our center pieces and during the swap months but let’s try to keep it mostly a surprise… so say you create some blocks for a quilt you can show the blocks but maybe not how you are putting them together… or just a corner of the quilt… or something so that when the owner gets it back it is a lovely surprise.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1603355@N23/

10. I may have forgotten something or things might not be perfectly clear so if you have questions just let me know and I will address them. These are the only rules I can think of for now but things may come up that I haven’t thought of so don’t get too frustrated if we are learning a little as we go.

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