37.5 Twilters EntwinedMay 4, 2015
Early April, after I got back from my slight failure of quilting the Samurai Sudoku quilt, I had a package waiting for me on the porch!
About a year (okay not quite that long) after we set aside time to do a Round Robin, they have finally come home to their owners. I am so proud of what everyone has done for me, with me in mind, and fantastic piecing skills and color sense!
One of the many amazing things about this quilt is that I managed not to look at it for the entire time it was away from home.
In the next post, I will outline how round robins work, but this one I will celebrate my fantastic round robin!
The 30 second explanation: I made the center, sent the fabrics and set of instructions, and others worked on my project just as I worked on theirs.
Daisy’s idea for this round robin was to include a Journal.
I covered my journal with pretty paper from michaels. Sent along the fabrics I posted here above.
And the ladies doing my round robin wrote all up in the journal too!
I am going to share the rounds and journal too.
I passed my center
With my scribblings
Then Diane blew up the block to something fantastic & bigger!
She posted her thoughts and ideas.
It was great seeing the designs here on paper.
Then she sent to Laura.
Who came up with the first mention in the journal about the Entwined border mentioned on Quilter’s Cache site.
But the quilt was too small.
And then the quilt was sent to Tami, who did folded fabrics on all the quilts I saw her work on.
And Tami had all sorts of ideas going that I even got 2 journal pages from her. More than that, but these two pages were different, showing the evolution of an idea!
Its interesting to see the creative process. I LOVE it. By the way some other mention of the Entwined border was here also.
And then the quilt and journal journeyed over to Tina.
Who ended up taking the Entwined border idea and running with it, just modifying it slightly to fit Tina & me!
Which also reminds me of my weave quilt that I recently finished the top.
So three Entwined mentions help set me for this in name of the quilt.
And then our fearless leader, Daisy got to round it off.
There is such great quilting space here. I love the subtleness of the darker shade of pink. It actually lightens up the center of the quilt a bit.
And yes, it was worth the wait.
So then the final project sent back to me and I found some dark that I had used in the early rounds and just did a quick small border on the outside. I did this because when I went to quilt my Sudoku quilt, I was leaving lots of room on the edges and was ultimately going to cut off a lot of that. This happened 2 days before I put the border on. So I went into paranoia mode about this wonderful quilt top, so to preserve the points, one final round added.
I really didn’t look at this quilt when it was traveling around. I was determined to make it a surprise. I may or may not have been the only one surprised by my quilt in the end. Each group member posted in flickr group when we were finished with our sections. I found I could post to flickr, tag it for a group, but not look through the group.
We had our 6 members. Some groups had 5, some had disastrous setbacks at first.
I trusted my group, and was such a proud member of the group. And they did great on my quilt!
We also signed backing labels!
And I am proud to say I have already finished piecing the back!
And the journals was just so yummy & special. My favorite non-quilty part!