Thursday, January 5, 2012

Starting block for Improvisational Round Robin

In December, I was chatting with Stephanie at Venus de Hilo about round robins.  We were both inspired by Victoria at Bumble Beans, Inc. She and a friend did an improvisational round robin exchange that got us to thinking.  What if we did something similar, only with more people.  Stephanie got it all worked out, and there are five of us in this first group.  This piece is my center for the first step.
I have been playing with scraps, in my usual color choices, with nothing in particular in mind.  Then, at my guild meeting on Tuesday, I was presented with 17 of the spool blocks in a variety of colors.  This one, made by Sharon M., really struck my fancy.  In the middle of the night, I realized it would work really well with the scraps I was playing with.  This morning, I pulled out the scrap units, and played until I came up with this.  I am really excited to see what other people add to it over the next five months.  This is my first round robin.
Speaking of color choices, Victoria is doing a series about color and quilters and the way they select color.  Check this post out to read her interview with Stephanie at Loft Creations.  Read a couple of earlier posts to say what Victoria has to say about her color choices.  Then head over the Loft Creations for Stephanie's interview of Victoria.
I will be back in the studio for the next four days.  I have the first clue for the mystery quilt made into a PDF.  If anyone could tell me how to create a link in my blog for this, I would be most grateful.
Joyful quilting, everyone.

7 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Have fun with your Round Robin Challenge! I absolutely LOVE my quilt that Janet and I did together! Looks like you have a great start already!

Sarah Craig said...

Pretty block, Miki! It's an interesting start for your round robin quilt. Can't wait to see what gets added to it!

Pattilou said...

Oh, that block is definitely in my color favs! Love how you put it together. This is going to be a fun Round Robin. I'll keep watching it for sure.

Stephanie said...

Great block... those colors open up lots of possibilities. Wonder what it will look like by the time it gets to me?

I've made a starting block, too, but it's so much fun I may make a few more before picking one to send out.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Super start to your round robin. I have my color pallette challenge ready for the quilting stage.

Staci said...

You are off to such a great start! Whoop Whoop!

Staci said...

You are off to such a great start! Whoop Whoop!