Friday, January 13, 2012

It's time for the ROW ROBIN FUN !!!

We're lining up MORE FUN for the retreat ... Have you ever heard of a ROW ROBIN ??? We've heard of singing robins, round robins, even batman's friend robin ... but we're gonna mix it up a little bit and have a ROW ROBIN

Have you seen the post on the HGTV Quilting Message Board for the ROW ROBIN ???  It is well under way now, and the second round of posting is in progress, but ONLY the first row can be shown. 

We will run 2 different row robins; a throw/lap size (approx 48” by 64”) and a small wall hanging size (approx 24” by 28 +/- inches). We have 4 groups of 7 people for the lap size and for the wall hanging size, 2 groups of 6 people.  Rows can be pieced, paper-pieced or appliquéd~ no raw edges on the appliqué and no heavy fusibles.

It started out that each participant will make their own center row, and will be bordered on the top and bottom with a 2" sashing piece for lap size, and 1" for wall hanging.  We also had to include enough sashing strips to finish the row robin to be added by each participant.


~For the 48” (throw/lap size) quilt the center strip will be a 12” (FINISHED SIZE) row composed of blocks of the makers choosing.
~For the 24” quilt, the center row will be a 6” (FINISHED SIZE) row.

We could also include any other fabric we wanted to be used in every row, and a notebook for the next person to jot their thoughts.


Each row will be a different size, with  detailed instructions for the size and placement of each row.   At the end of the robin, each quilt will be mailed to the Circle of Friends Retreat in Branson (via SavedSinnr), and then unveiled at the retreat.    Doesn't that sound like fun?

At the North Carolina Retreat last April, hostess Quiltaholic did a round robin and unveiled them in the large meeting room... all the quilts were hanging around the room above the tables, and walking in, it just took your breath away.  It was SO VERY BEAUTIFUL and really gave a GREAT atmosphere to our retreat.  I was amazed at the beauty of them all, and how 5 people could take 1 person's idea and make it so complete in the quilts.  They really were beautiful, and I don't know how many laps around the room I took just checking them all out!

So I've put a few pics of the FIRST rows in here ... and no more pics will be published after the first row ... but when the unveiling happens in Branson, you can bet there will be some gorgeous pics included!  And stay tuned ... I'll keep adding "first row" pics as the year progresses ... wouldn't want ya'll to faint from the overload of beauty!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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