Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Round Robin Quilt

I have mentioned my quilt club and our projects.  This latest quilt is right up there with one of my very favorites. This one is round robin style and each month the owner of the quilt shop had pattern for the next border/section.
Round robin quilt made in navy and aquas



The first month was the middle block and we were told to purchase about 5 yards of a background fabric.  I selected a gray for my background

Pinterest is a great resource to see lots of examples of Round Robin quilts.  Meredith, my friend and quilt shop owner, set up a  board and the two of us pinned so many Round Robin quilts.  From these, Meredith started to design this quilt.  Depending on the complexity of the borders, we were given one or two borders
Center block in a round robin quilt

For example, the larger block with in a block was our first project for Month One.  Month Two, was the checker board border and the solid border.  Now onto Month Three, the log cabin blocks on the top and bottom, which was a good thing, our quilt was no longer square.
Beautiful round robin quilt with pinwheels

The pinwheels were a bit challenging but really set off the entire quilt and on the bed, this pinwheels are the last design element before the quilt falls off to the side of the mattress.

Navy, gray and aqua round robin quilt

The aqua seems to jump out at you in these pictures, but in person, it just is a nice accent and adds just the pop the navy and gray needs.

Flying geese border on a round robin quilt

I made one change to the pattern.  The outer border instruction was a strip border which is beautiful and looks great on the quilts from other club members.  I just wanted to change something  up and felt flying geese would be such a nice touch.  

I love this quilt and it is looking great in a guest bedroom with all the navy I have in that room. Here is the first quilt we made as a club project, look how my colors are oh so different between these two quilts

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18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! You did such a good job with your use of color.

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    1. Thank you, Patty, navy is always a favorite of mine and I love this quilt so much. Plus it was fun to do.

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  2. Beautiful quilt Lori! Love the colors. And I agree, the flying geese are the perfect touch for the border.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, I am so happy with the flying geese, they just finished off the quilt.

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  3. This is a gorgeous quilt, love the colors and the flying geese are a very nice touch. Also, enjoying the new look of your blog. Happy sewing!

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    1. Thank you so much on the quilt and blog. I am thrilled with both but over the top on the blog.

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  4. Wow. I'm so amazed by this work. Love the fact that the pinwheel colours are distributed at random.

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    1. Thank you so much, I did just that with the pinwheels!

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  5. This is the most lovely of all round robin quits I've seen. I'm usually not a fan but this one is harmonious and really pleasing to the eye. Great job.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, it was fun to do and amazing how fast it grew.

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  6. Beautiful quilt. Love both the design and color.

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    1. Thank you so much, I really love this one.

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  7. Beautiful quilt. Love both the design and color.

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    1. Thank you Mary Sarah. I love this one and it looks great in the guest room.

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  9. You and your beautiful quilts! I can't take it!

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    1. Sonja, you are so kind and I noticed you are getting on the quilt bandwagon. Any more in progress or planning?

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  10. Love the quilting too! The texture of a quilt is another element I enjoy touching.

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