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Monday, June 27, 2011

Rockin' Robin Quilt Along

Yay!  It's finally time to talk about the Rockin' Robin Quilt Along.

This concept was a Row Robin and is the idea of Jen of ReannaLily Designs. I was so excited when she asked me to join in the fun and create a row! Do you know what a Row Robin is? It is a quilt made in, usually, horizontal rows and each row is a different style or type. Many times ladies would pass the quilt along to the next person in the group and add a row. The quilt would continue to be passed around until it arrived back to the original owner- with all sorts of surprises- from fabric, to design, to technique. It is really a neat idea. Round Robin quilts are done this way, around a center medallion quilt.

You'll be able to create you own quilt, in your own colors and you can even change the size. Along the way, there are five of us designers who made up the entire quilt, which will be revealed one row at a time, and we all used completely different colors and styles. It's so customizable, it's easy and it will be so fun!!!!

Each week, the 5 Row Robin bloggers will show you their own stitched row design and link you to the blog tutorial for that row. We want to keep each new row a surprise, just like a traditional Row Robin, but I promise you'll love it. Each one is so customizeable that you can make it your own.

The row sizes given will yield a 48″ x 60″ baby quilt. Of course, as with most modern, some-what improvised designs, you can easily make this quilt larger, simply by making the rows longer or making some rows twice.

Here are the designers:
July 5 Row 1- Lisa Marie from That Crazy Quilty Girl
July 11 Row 2- Melissa from Lilac Lane
July 18 Row 3- Heather and Megan from Quilt Story
July 25 Row 4- Anne Marie of Gen X Quilters
July 31 Row 5-Jen at ReannaLily Designs Blog

The first row design goes live on Tuesday, July 5th and we’ll have another one each Monday after that for the next four weeks.  Start collecting a nice background fabric and a pile of focus fabrics. You probably need about 3 yards of background fabric, more if you decide to make a bigger quilt. And then some focus fabrics -- I used scraps of course! But someone used yardage of their favorite designer, another used a layer cake, yet another used fat quarters.

Oh, and we have a flickr page you need to join to see all the pretties and add your own. And also a button for your side bar!

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Needled Mom said...

It sounds interesting. I can't wait to see what each of you created.

Karenkay said...

sounds like fun!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Sounds like fun!

LesQuilts said...

Sounds great! I still have piles of reds to get rid of!
Looking for July 5!
Take care, Leslie

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