Johnny and I had a little idea on a spin off of a Round Robin, playing with the idea of ending on a completed quilt. Luckily, our friends thought us... not, too crazy and jumped aboard!
LOL Here's the basics...
The Traveling Quilts:
... a TRUE collaboration!
This concept will ultimately embrace a true collaborative and completed design. The requirements will only be the finished size, thus allowing the quilts their natural ability to each "grow & evolve" at each journey’s stop.
Each member will start off their quilt's journey by making a start from which the quilt can grow -- that start can be one block, a row, several blocks, or any large pieced beginning -- and then sending it off to the next quilter in the sequence.
The next person in line then builds upon what they were sent. This can be additional blocks, a border around what was sent, an additional row, building off one or more sides of what was sent, etc., that enhances the design and infuses that quilter's creativity. Each quilter will keep in mind that the end goal is a rectangular quilt, so their addition should advance the design in that direction.
The quilt is then sent to the 3rd member in the sequence. And so it continues… until the 12th month.
In the 12th month, each member will first add their addition to the quilt they received, helping it meet the finished quilts' required size and shape. Then, they will quilt and bind the quilt. Finally, they will then send the completely finished quilt back to its original starting member!
The goal here is to contribute to a process that will ultimately yield 11 unique and truly collaborative quilt designs. Your quilt might not take the journey you expected, but that's half the fun.
Throughout the process, each quilter will only show sneaky peaky’s of the quilt they are working on. None will know the exact journey of any of their quilt until its homecoming, but they will know who will be participating and they can trust that there will be much love made into each quilt. We will all then be completely surprised by the finished quilts, made by each other and with all of our friend’s fabrics.
pretty cool hugh! so, far... these are some of the starting blocks!
i am just swimming in curiosity to see how each quilt turns out, let alone how the remaining members are going to start their's off!!
OOOhhh... here's mine...
OOOhhh... here's mine...
I've never participated in a Round Robin before, but i totally trust my friends... so, i think it's going to have a really pimp outcome!! Any tips you can give a newbie on Round Robins... i'd love to here them!! :D