The Round Robin worked similarly. We started with a centre block, then each month, instructions were posted on the VMQG blog for how many borders to add, how big they were to be, plus a theme (stars, triangles, curves, etc.). Some folks opted to include some fabric they wanted used throughout the quilt, and others didn't.
My starting "block" was a green scrappy square I made using the slab technique outlined in Sunday Morning Quilts. I asked that each month's additions be monochromatic and scrappy, with the colour being up to the contributor.
I was so happy with my quilt that I went home and almost immediately got to work adding a few more borders to increase its size (I added the red and yellow to complete the rainbow, plus the wide black and white border to contain it all).
I quilted it simply, with straight lines about 2" apart using my walking foot, then FMQ'd in between with Christina A Few Scraps' "beads on a string" design from her Craftsy class (more on that in another post).
I wasn't too sure what colour thread to choose since this quilt has ALL THE COLOURS so I chose white Aurifil 50 weight thread and it worked perfectly, I think. The 50 weight means it's nice and fine and it blended surprisingly well.
I chose green for the binding to echo the centre, where it all began. The quilt is 64"x75" before washing - we'll see how much it shrinks up. I entered it in the QuiltCon show, so we'll see whether it's accepted. In any case, I'm looking forward to snuggling under it as the holiday season approaches.
I love your quilt, and maybe this is a project some folks in my guild might like. I also love your quilting, I am putting it on my list to try.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, I lovedReplyDelete
What a fab quilt! I love the happy colours and the random nature of itReplyDelete
This is so very cool. That quilting flows from one random thing to the next. LOVE thatReplyDelete
Great quilt! Love the black and white outer border. All the best for QuiltCon!ReplyDelete
What a fun quilt!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. What a delightful group project - hopefully get to see it at QuiltCon!ReplyDelete