Hello June! It's time for the final exchange of boxes.
So finish up those rows, stay stitch the edges for stability and add a tag with your name on it to identify your row. Make some notes in the quilt journal and add a few pieces of the fabric you used into the box and bring it to the meeting. We will be set for the summer and the push to turn these rows into quilt.
You will have your completed rows and can assemble them anyway you'd like. If you don't have room for a throw or wall quilt, don't forget you can use your rows to make separate smaller wall quilts, table runners,etc. It's all up to you. Hang the rows, look at them and ponder, push up your sleeves and make something wonderful with those rows!
This has been an exciting challenge and we look forward to the reveals in September. Feel free to reach out to your row group for ideas.
Debbie Barbanti and Suzanne Yerks
ROUND ROBIN ROW QUILT 2016/2017
The creator of the first row owns the quilt.
The first row is handed off to the next person in the group and they will create another row to complement the first.
There will be several opportunities for your quilt to have a row added until the reveal in September 2017.
Boxes, rules, group lists and quilt journals will be handed out at the June 2016 meeting.
Include your name, email and phone number in the box on the back of the lid.
Your row must be at least 54” long.
Please sew or pin a tag to your row with your name on it.
(Row One) You can contribute up to 3 yards of one piece of fabric or multiple pieces that add up to 3 yards (for the background, if you want it all the same).
If you do not want certain things on your quilt, be sure to include that information in the supplied quilt journal. For example limitations could include color limitations, size, or no embellishments.
Create your row for the quilt but do not attach it to the other rows.
For each exchange interval, please bring back the row robin box, rows, materials and journal to be passed to the next participant.
The last row will be due at the June meeting with reveal of the completed Row Robin Quilt top in September 2017.
If you cannot make the meeting please contact, Suzanne Yerks or Debbie Barbanti
Hints on working with a Row Robin quilt:
Sometimes it is a great idea to introduce a new color if it complements the piece.
Be willing to work with colors and color combinations you don’t necessarily like.
If you are having difficulty deciding what to do – display the rows on a flat surface and let them talk to you.
Always use your best sewing skills. Measure accurately, cut straight and always sew quarter inch seams.
Look for units to repeat from the original row (such as half square triangles, etc.) or to avoid (maybe the piece is already full of tiny triangles, you might need to add some curvy pieces if it’s very angular looking).
Prewash your fabrics, use quality cotton, keep an open mind.
Do not be critical of others' work.
Do not change previous work – never take out someone else’s sewing.
The golden rule of Row Robins quilts: Work on another person’s project as you want her to work on yours.
ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY – Have Fun! RELAX – this can be the most fun, creativity stretching exercise to add to your quilting experience. If you feel stuck, call another group member for help and inspiration.