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Jun 27, 2011

Rockin' Robin Quilt Along Kickoff

Jun 27, 2011
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Well, the day is finally here!  It's time to announce the beginning of the
Rockin' Robin Quilt Along.

What is this QAL, you ask??  It's the fun, turning traditional into modern brain child of Jen of Reannalily Designs.  A while back, Jen asked a few bloggers if they'd be interested in collectively hosting a quilt along based on the Row Robin concept.

History:
In the past, Row Robin quilts were usually made by each quilter taking their turn at making one row for a quilt before passing it on.  In this case, each of the host bloggers will design one quilt block that is then used across the row.

Customize Your Quilt:
There are 5 bloggers, thus 5 rows.  You can customize the blocks to your liking - some tutorials offer several options for the blocks and/or scrappy or improvised piecing.

Decide how many blocks wide to make your quilt.

Repeat rows if you like.  Each quilt will be customized and unique!  Sound fun?

Blog Hop:
Each week, a tutorial for one of the rows will be revealed.  We'll hop from blog to blog as each designer takes a turn designing a row.  Each new row is a surprise, just like a traditional Row Robin.  When the tutorial is released, you'll be able to see each of the 5 bloggers takes on the row.

Here's a sneaky peek of my colorway.....  yep!  Central Park!



Your hosts:
Jul 5     Row 1- Lisa Marie from That Crazy Quilty Girl
Jul 11   Row 2- Melissa from Lilac Lane
Jul 18   Row 3- Heather and Megan from Quilt Story
Jul 25   Row 4- Anne Marie of Gen X Quilters
Aug 1  Row 5- Jen at ReannaLily Designs Blog

The first row design goes live on July 5th and we'll have another one every Monday for 5 weeks.

Fabric Requirements:  based on a 48" x 60" baby quilt
So start collecting background fabric (around 3 yards) and some focus fabrics (2 yards).  This would make a great scrap quilt - but I chose to use a Kate Spain Central Park layer cake.  What fun to play with so many prints!


Want to play along??  Join us!
If you'd like to join in, grab a button from my sidebar (at the top of the page), join the flickr group and tell everyone if you're as excited as we are!  We'll all be adding photos to the group as we go along.  Please join us! Pin It

4 comments:

  1. This looks like fun. I'm going to follow along but may not be able to keep up with sewing along. I love the Central Park fabric line. Haven't bought any yet though. Looking forward to seeing it come together.

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  2. Sounds like a great time!!! Will definitely follow along. May get quite behind as my summer is shifting into hyper-speed this weekend and won't let up til the end of October!! May have to wait til then. Will 'bookmark' and do my best. Have to go and check my 'stash'!!!!

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  3. Hmm... this might be just the thing to really get me into quilting. I have a bunch of vintage fabrics from my grandmother and would like to make her a quilt from them for Christmas. Can you use that size as a lap quilt?

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