Shelley’s Round Robin Quilt

Next up of Shelley’s is her Round Robin quilt.  She has referred to this as her “17 year quilt” because she started it 17 years ago.  A round robin quilt is made like this: a group of gals gets together and creates the rules, in this case, create 6 – 4″ blocks each round.  Each member creates their own center block in the colors and pattern of their choice.  They put this block plus any additional fabric into a plastic box which will get passed to the next person in the group.  When everyone has added the requird blocks to the quilt, it is returned to the owner.  And it’s always a surprise because it’s never what the owner expected – it’s always much better!  Well, 17 years ago Shelley was not the experienced quilter she is now, and these blocks had inside corners and other challenges she wasn’t ready to deal with.  She set the box aside and that’s how it became a UFO (unfinished object).  However, at the Indiana summer state guild quilting retreat she brought along this box and was determined to put the quilt top together and get it done!  (I admire that determination!)  Well, as you can see, it’s done and it’s gorgeous!

Shelley's Round Robin Quilt

center star

fish blocks

I had so much fun quilting this!  I hope you can click on the picture and get a close up look at the blocks as well as the quilting (only to brag a little).  I just love the design around and in the center star, the 3D braid, and the fish bubbles.

PS… I made the kite blocks.

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