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Round Robin 1 and 2

on May 2, 2012

The bee I’m in is doing a round robin.  For those who don’t know, start with a center medallion.  Can be anything from an appliqué to  printed pattern, to a pieced block or blocks.  Our group split into 7 and 6.  You set up a circle so that you always pass to the same person and you get your next top from the same person. That’s confusing. That’s 2 people…One to pass to and one to get from.  But they are the same each time.  Each person adds a border. Then you pass to your person and get the quilt from your other person.  This sounds more confusing than it is.  Imagine a game of hot potato.  You are in a circle with 5 to 6 other people.  You pass the hot potato to the person on your left and you get the hot potato from the person on your right.  Each pass the top gets a new border.  In my bee, we do not get to see our own top.  It will be “unveiled” after we have made the complete circle.

Because of that this series of posts will be done after we have finished the round robin.  But I am writing in the present, because I am writing this post at the time I am doing the borders.

We’ve done two rounds and are on the 3rd.  My first round I did simple 2 1/2″ squares around the top.  It came out really nice.

Scrappy 2" squares

Scrappy 2″ squares

The next one was more of a challenge.  I learned a new technique.  The LeMoyne Star, an 8 pointed star.  Theresa, a good friend showed me the technique at her house one afternoon.  I did a test block, went home and did some more.  I discovered a quilt that I want to do for our Canal House on Tiki Island.

These will go into a quilt for my bed in my house on Tiki Island

So I’m not sure how this will look on the blog.  The challenge in this block is to get the center to line up AND leave a quarter inch at the points so they don’t get lost when sewing block to block.

So these are the 12″ lone stars.

For the round robin quilt, I needed a smaller block.  6″. so I did some practicing…

Pretty cool, eh?  So Look what I did! 🙂

I ended up with 14 and alternated with a Rail Fence.  Easy Peasy, 4 strips.

Tah Dah!

I must say, I am pleased as punch with this top.  There were a few issues that I need to work out.  The biggest being, leaving a quarter inch for the points.  But what a fun block. I used Marti Michell templates, Set E.

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