Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mini Round Robin


A few weeks ago, inspired by the Mini Round Robin quilts produced by May Britt's group, Nancy, NP suggested that interested USA bloggers might want to consider such a project. Well, I've done swaps with Nancy in the past and had been thinking myself that this would be a great project, so I happily jumped in.

The project is quite small, even with 15 participants, so each rotation can be as simple or elaborate as the maker desires. I've pictured my submission here, a skull block I borrowed from one Justine did for Linda at the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild as part of the Friendship Block program. Justine's block was close to 8 X 10 inches, mine is 4 inches square and I made it with a combination of measuring and using Tonya's free piecing technique. My theme is "El Dia de los Muertos" for the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. I love Halloween and always set up an altar for Dia de los Muertos honoring my parents, hubby's Dad and our grandparents and anyone we care for who has passed. My main decoration for the altar is my quilt Eternal Beauty, but I thought a little quiltlet for the side wall would be fun as well.

I've chosen brighter colors for my quilt, rather than the muted tones of most Halloween decorations, but have been unable to find a scrap of my skeleton fabric in my horribly disorganized stash.

Check out the RR Bloggers webring on my sidebar to see what my fellow Round Robin chicks are up to. We've decided as a group to not share photos of the projects after we submit our initial blocks. The end products will be a great surprise!

We decided to mail the projects in a geographic rotation, so I'll always receive from Karrin and always mail to Julie, and Karrin says hers is in the mail. I'll be mailing to Julie on Tuesday.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is going to be so cool! I can't wait to see your finished project :-)

Kathy B

Juliann in WA said...

Jan, I love this idea - I just told my husband that some day I want to make a Dia de los Muertos quilt to honor my grandparents.

Su Bee said...

That is one cool ghoul - that would be great in a teenage boys quilt! Fun RR ring too - that's going to be fun to watch.

swooze said...

Hmmmm....I have to figure out where in the round I am for yours....

Susan said...

That's so cute. It will be fun to see what comes back to you!