Several weeks ago Sandra (mmmquilts) approached me with an idea she had been discussing with a few other blogging friends. A round robin. Of course the first thing that comes to mind is those cute little fat birds that when they start popping up is one of the first signs of spring. But I knew this was not what she was talking about.
round robin--something (as a letter) sent in turn to the members of a group each of whom signs and forwards it sometimes after adding a comment. (Merriam-Webster definition)
The idea was to form a small group. Each person would create a block up to 6" square and then mail the block to the next person on the list. That person would then add another "round" to the block and so forth. Our round robin will consist of four quilters; myself, Sandra (mmmquilts), Julie (Pink Doxies) and Cindy (Stitchin At Home).
I'm not going to lie, at first the thought scared me. I've never done anything like this before. What if I get their block and can't figure out what to do next? What if they hate it? So much pressure. Then I duck taped that voice of fear, tied it to a chair and said YES! Sign me up. One thing I've learned since I've been blogging is to hold your head high, act like you know what you are doing (even when you don't) and no one will be any wiser.
So step one was to create what will become my center block. I thought long and hard about this. I wanted this block to have meaning behind it. The law of attraction is something that Sandra and I have talked about before. Essentially it is the belief that the energy that you put into the universe is the energy you attract. Or like energies attract to each other. This lead me to choosing a block called The Attraction Block found on Quilter's Cache. The universe is a huge place and I know that I am thankful that it has brought each and everyone of you into my life. I hope that my round robin creation and be a tribute to all of our quilty friendships. (I know I got sappy, sorry)
So a fabric pull was in order. I decided to go with a black and white, yin and yang feel, and add a nice pop of red. Plus there is just something very classic about this color combination.
Then it was time to mentally prepare...paper piecing.
Sitting cross legged finding my center....and commence sewing.
And boom! A section is completed.
And Ta Da! The Attraction Block.
Tomorrow this block will go into the mail and head to one of my round robin mates. We each will have the entire month to create and piece the next round for the block we receive, then ship it off to the next person at the end of the month.
Please stop my fellow Round Robiners' pages at the links below to see the center blocks they have created.
We hope that you would consider creating your own round robin groups and join us in our fun. We will be posting our progress to Instagram using #2016MiniRoundRobin. If you decided to create your own groups please use this tag. We would love to see all your creations as well. Also if you would like to join us in creating your own round robin, please feel free to grab our button and add it to your side bar. Quilting is always more fun with friends.