Friday, September 28, 2007

Mini Round Robin

A long time ago we started a mini Round Robin in our quilt group. 15 ladies joined it and have worked a little bit on each one. And yesterday was the day we got our own back. Haven't seen it for 15 months so this was fun.

This is how we did this RR (if anyone wants to copy it):
The owner of the RR mad the left top block/piece sized 4x4 inch (seamallowance is not includen in any of the measurements)
Round 2: Add a piece 5x4 inch besides the first piece
Round 3: Add a piece 9x3 inch below the two first
Round 4: Add on the right side a piece 4x7 inch
Round 5: Add two pieces below the others, 6x4 inch and 7x4 inch
Round 6: Add two pieces below the others, 10x4 inch and 3 x 4 inch
Round 7: Add at the bottom two pieces, 4x3 inch and 9x3 inch
Round 8: Applique something
Round 9: Embroider something
Round 10: Baste the little RR
Round 11: Write something on it by hand or by machine
Round 12: Quilt the whole RR by hand or by machine
Round 13: Add another applique
Round 14: Add embellishment (buttns, beads, laces aso)
Round 15: Sew binding on the RR

And this is how our mini RR look like:
The first one is mine. And I am very pleased with it. I had on my wishlist for this that they would use only bali fabrics. And the girls know I love red, yellow and cats.











I am amazed how different every mini RR turned out. This is a great idea for a quiltgroup.
Saying for today:

There are no substitutes for fresh air,
sunshine and exercise.

(I'm going out now for my daily walk and the sun is shining bright.
But woke up this morning to minus 6. Hope the snow stays away for a long time )

51 comments:

marisa said...

Beautiful this mini RR.It's a good idea.Thanks

Marita BK said...

For noen flotte resultater det ble og alle så forskjellige. Kjempeide til sygrupper og quiltelag. Låner med meg link til innlegget og viser damene! God helg.

Gail said...

They are all so nice! What variety

dot said...

The quilts are adorable and I really like this idea. Hope your walk was good.

Nadine said...

They are all beautiful ! Too bad we can't organize a RR between Bloggers ....

BIG ((hugs)) & smiles to you, dear !
NADINE

Hanne said...

Thanks for sharing the RRs, the Japanese inspiration and your birthday gift from Nadine.
The RRs are all very nice and the way to do them is very clever.

I have just picked my October focus projects - eaten a brownie and pouring some coffee, so the caffeine level is in work mode. To work :-)

Norma said...

I love all the quilts--but especially yours. I also have a fondness for black cats! VBG

The Calico Cat said...

I love how you guys did this rr.

The Calico Cat said...

You mentioned that you wanted only bali prints used in yours - How was it determined what the "wants" were...

Belém said...

Thanks for sharing the RR "tutorial". The quilts are so cute. It is nice to have a personal quilt made by 15 persons. Have a nice walk

Belém said...

Thanks for sharing the RR "tutorial". The quilts are so cute. It is nice to have a personal quilt made by 15 persons. Have a nice walk

Patti said...

What a marvelous idea for a round robin! Ilove it because the quilts are still small, each round is small so it doesn't take too much time, still lots of room for creativity, and something different that any round robin I've seen before. I think I'll pass along a link to your website to our program chair for a suggestion for next year's activity.

Jeanne said...

Oh, these are wonderful! I can't choose which is my favorite! I'm going to save this info.
Like Nadine said, it would be fun to organize something like this with our blogger community.
Jeanne

Vicki W said...

What a fabulous idea! They all turned out great. I looks like everyone went to great effort to enhance the original color preferences and theme.

gloria g. said...

Yes, I love them all, but yours with the cat and the one with strawberries. What great friends!!!! Good job everyone!

I'd be up for one with bloggers if we have 15 months!

gloria g. Richards, TX

Doodlebug Gail said...

Wow! Those are absolutely gorgeous and it was very refreshing to see the concept of a Round Robin turned into something so different. I thought I'd select my favourite one .... sorry, that's impossible. I do however love yours - and the green one and the purple one .... etc etc etc

Hope your walk was a good one.

Darlene said...

They are beautiful mini - they truly captured your likes!

What a wonderful surprise you received from Nadine. So much fun to be surprised like that! Enjoy!

Ms. Jan said...

The RRs are all so different and all so cute!

Anonymous said...

It´s a great idea, such a little RR. Perhaps I will copy it in our quiltgroup. A question: when have you done the backside and the batting ? Thanks for your answer! Herma (Germany)
herma_b@web.de

Inger Anne said...

Så mange utrolig flotte quilter . Det må være spennende å bli med på noe sånt.

Tanya said...

What lovely, lovely little quilts! It sounds like a wonderful idea and everyone did such a fantastic job of making a quilt with atmosphere! I'd really like to try this sometime!

Leanne said...

Wow they are all so lovely. What a great idea. Minus 6 does not sound good.

Sweet P said...

Wow! All of them are beautiful. What a great little round robin.

Happy Birthday.

Jodie said...

This is great May Britt, I have a little group interested to start in the new year. I can't do the math though. What is the finished size?
Jodie

Anne Ida said...

What a great idea! They look all so different, but all very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

This is just fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing.

I would definitely be up for a blogger round robin using this recipe.

Bea said...

Great minis. Thanks for inspiration. It´s a good work to make a group starting a RR. Thanks.

Pat Winter said...

They are all wonderful. Happy Birthday on the 30th May Britt!!!!! Hugs from your birthday twin in the USA.

meggie said...

Those are all just beautiful!!

May K said...

Beautiful little quilts! It is so fun working this way. You know what you are sending away, but you have no idea what you get back! It is so exiting!

Littlepenpen said...

Wow, it's so cold there! I love the mini RR.... they are all so lovely. It is fun to see how they all turned out so differently.

atet said...

Oh my -- they are all so fantastic! I would have LOVED to participate in something like this. What fun!

Jeanne said...

What fun! They are all so different and I'm sure made in keeping to their owners' likes and preferences. I hope everyone was happy with the results. I think they are all wonderful.

dianne said...

What decorative little quilts. Nice for a sewing room wall hanging or a cover for the machine or whatever else you choose. Mind if we use the idea at our group over here in Brisbane Australia? Seeing you shared the tutorial I suppose you are happy for other groups to have a go too. I am in awe of the many differences in colour and style a project like this has created. Well done to all the group of RR's

tami said...

That was a great idea. They all came out so different and so beautiful.

Chookyblue said...

happy belated birthday..the mini's look wonderful.......would be great to do a round robin........

Susan said...

They *are* all so different! It would be hard to pick a favorite, but I really do like yours, too. What fun! Thanks for posting the rules.

Little Mysteries said...

They all look fantastic. What a great idea. Your quilt group is full of talented ladies.

Yvonne said...

They are all so wonderful! Hope you had a very happy birthday!

Dawn said...

Oh they are all so fun! But I think my favorite is the black and white and red one with the purse and hat and shoes! So cool!

Rose Marie said...

Each RR is beautiful and reveal day must have been a blast for all!

Kieny said...

What wonderful little quilts, love them all!

sMC said...

nadine....a bloggers rr....now that would be something. Happy Birthday May. I came to visit via Elaine Adaire and would like to come again :)

de vliegende koe said...

Thanks for telling us about this wonderful idea. The quilts are beautiful. We could make our own RR by just following the instructions ourselves, though it would not be as much fun as sharing the process with others.

Hedgehog said...

Holy comments!! I love the little mushrooms on a couple of these! Thanks for sharing!

Passionate Quilter said...

what a great idea! And they all turned out so neat. Thanks for sharing!

Rita said...

Så forskjellige, og helt flotte, absolute wonderful !

swooze said...

These turned out beautifully. Nancy is hostessing this swap for us in a yahoogroup. Will let you know when we have some to share.

MOLLY said...

Great Job, everyone! I am in a RR and these quilts make me more anxious to get to the end. THANKS

Nettie said...

What a great idea to do a mini RR and thank you for the instructions. These are all wonderful! I especially love yours, with the cat and butterfly.

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