Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Second Round Robin
For our second effort we were still a group of six but Kirsty had decided she could not take the heat so stepped aside and Rhonda eagerly jumped into the frying pan!
This robin was all about making blocks, that is until we got to the ultimate round when you had to make the border. The first few rounds had robins making a number of blocks; the size and number of blocks changed each round although they always added up to something that would equal 12" x 12" I'm recalling (h'mm later rounds got bigger). Let me think and see if I can recreate: round 1 had the owner make 4 blocks at 6" each, round 2 was 9 blocks at 4", round 3 was 1 block at 8" and then "some other blocks" (I'm losing the plot here), round 4 was 1 block at 12" and six at 4", round 5 was a big round as you had to make blocks plus you had to put all the blocks made so far together (and that likely meant you had to make more blocks to make the puzzle fit together) and then the final round was to put a border on the entire piece. The owner got to supply two fabrics and could say one "do" and one "don't" about their top.
I had somewhat of a contest going to name my quilt, although at the end the name "A Little Green Kiwi" was a name I came up with. Here is the result:
Just like giving birth, after all these years the result is lovely and I forget what pain there might have been in putting it together (i.e. giving birth to the robin top!). Remember this one is mine - I put the blocks together for another robin (who was it?) and then had the border to create for, I think, Rhonda's top.
Judy and Rhonda have already said this 2nd round robin was a favorite and I think mine came out pretty darn well also.