At the start of each year we set ourselves a group challenge and this year it is a little “Round Robin” with a twist …..
In fact it was a double challenge before we even got started ….. we are only allowed to use solid colours and we had to start with a 6″ block.
Add to this, the colour for each progressive round, as we pass the quilt to the next person, has already been designated.
It must be a tint, tone or shade of the colour three rotations to the right, on the colour wheel, from the last colour used.
We drew straws for our starter colour and, would you believe, three of us drew colours from the green family. The fourth member chose violet.
Our Rules are simple:
Make a starter block, 6” block of your choice in your designated colour
Add an asymmetrical border on four sides, to be no wider than 3”
Add even size border on four sides to be no wider than 3”
Add borders to two sides of your choice to be no wider than 3”
Returned to starting point to be embellished &/or quilted
As you can see, apart from the colour specifications, we will have a free hand to create borders of any style of piecing or applique.
We will swap our quilts every 60 days and be able to watch each quilt grow, no secrets in this challenge, so we will keep you posted.
You are welcome to join in the fun by making your own version of the 21st Century Round Robin.
We’d love to see your photos if you do!