You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling..


Woah, that lovin’ feeling…

Well not really! The love of quilting is not even remotely gone. Things (meaning quilting) have had to take a back seat to life, family, home improvements and so on. Little blocks of time are not always conducive to getting in the groove with getting at quilting. Sometimes, I need to become immersed in something completely. Tiny little windows of time, after an early wake up, and a full day of work, leave me way too tired to focus. A day, a workshop, a quilt show are things that might get me going again. I really want and need to get back in the proverbial saddle again. Like Luanne posted, we attended a quilt guild meeting Wednesday night that we both thoroughly enjoyed. Hopefully the enthusiasm will stick and we will once again become motivated.

So, back to what we were originally planning to be a round robin…

It all starts here with a panel that we picked up at the Madison Quilt Show in 2015:


We decided that these panels were going to be the jumping off point for a round robin. Rules: Yes! We would each have a constant fabric throughout. We would come up with ideas for each round to follow. Originally, we were going to pass these back and forth, and work on each others… then decided that we would work on our own pieces this time, but we would alternate who decided on what the next rounds rules would be.

Rule for First Round:


Adding machine tape!

Sew scraps on to the paper tape for the first round of borders. I like to chain 2 at a time. In and amongst mine, I threw in some selvedge edges that I have been squirreling away. After sewing on all the scraps, we trim them up, remove the paper and then they become the borders.











For mine I added an additional border on the bottom and right sides. This makes the panel off center! I like to “BEND THE RULES”! Who knows? It might add some visual interest.

So, this is where it has landed so far:

What about yours Luanne? Please post it!


The next round, Luanne determined that the round should include curves. No other parameters.. just curves! I made one attempt… and was not pleased with where it is going. Floundering a bit! Might need to stare at it or sleep on it or something!



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