Thursday, April 21, 2016

Round robin is home

Last fall, I made four pineapple blocks as the center of a round robin.  I have always wanted to make a pineapple quilt but hate paper piecing.  I made it through the four blocks, and that was enough for me.  I find taking the paper out at the end a real chore - and messy.  The center was packed away with a lot of miscellaneous scraps and a bunch of shirting, and then it made the rounds of five members of my local quilt guild.  We had the reveal the other night, and I'm really pleased with the result.
Marie, Lynn, Margaret, Paula, and Pat each added her own stamp to the quilt.   At the guild meeting, the last person to work on the quilt got up and explained what was done during each round.  This was the first time the owner had seen her quilt, and there were lots of oohs and aahs.  I love all the different quilts I worked on this year.  Maybe we encouraged a few more people to give it a try.

Now the challenge for me is how to quilt it.  I have hung it in the closet with the other UFOs.  I think I now have five waiting.  This summer I hope to make some headway.  My sewing room has air conditioning so is sometimes the best place to be on a hot day.  On this one, I will probably stitch in the ditch to hold the rounds together and then do a variety of quilting.  It should be fun.

1 comment:

Wacky Woman said...

It's really very nice. I have a heap of UFOs too.