Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Stay-at-home Robin

I've had a couple of comments about my idea for doing a stay-at-home round robin, so I thought I'd post with my idea in a little more detail.

Here's what I plan to do: I am going to use the idea of the small-size wallhanging round robin that I've participated in over the last 15 months to do a add-a-bit project which will be like a round robin in some ways (you add a specified size piece in each round once a month or so) and not like a round robin in others (you keep your piece at home and only you work on it).

However, I'm not going to use the precise size from this round robin which I've done because a)it's not my original idea, b)I want to make a slightly different sized piece anyway and c) I'd like to fit it into a 12 month timeframe, rather than 15.

So, what I'm going to do is draw up the stages to fit my new size and timelength, and then start with July as the first month. I will publish the "instructions" for each month when I get to the month in question, and anyone who wants to follow along at home on their own is more than welcome to - I'll link back to anyone I know is following - but it's not official - it's totally up to you if you want to play or not. I'll probably devote a tab at the top of my blog page to the project.

If you want to play along, great. Barbara asked about collecting fabrics - the size I am envisaging is somewhere under 20 inches square, so I'm not sure how much collecting will be necessary, but I'm certainly not the type of girl to discourage anyone from buying fabric!

Anyway. Those are my ideas and I think it will be fun - even if no one else wants to join in I still plan to carry through and have a nice quilt at the end, with hopefuly, not much stress.

20 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like great fun! I might just join in :o)

Sarah Craig said...

I agree! It might be interesting, and stretch my horizons a little......

anne bebbington said...

Me too - it's a while since I participated in anything like this and if I happen to fall by the wayside it's only my loss - that said I have a patch on my lounge wall that has been crying out for something since we moved here - this might be just the end product to suit

The Quilting Pirate said...

I think it is a wonderful idea...kinda like a block of the month but for your own self creative needs! I think I will be able to follow along!

Gene Black said...

Cool, that way it won't stress me at all!

miniaturequilter said...

Sounds like fun to me also, and it is a manageable size. Thanks!

Barbara said...

Perfect for me too - even if it won't be vital to collect up oodles of fabric!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Sounds interesting. The RRC I am doing at the moment should be finished in July.

Ms. Jan said...

I have seriously thought about challenging myself to a round robin and just might go along with you!

Jacky said...

I'd like to join in please! Come to this page via Barbara's - Jacky

Quilt or Dye said...

Kate,
Sounds fun! I will plan to join (unless life interferes!). I like the concept. I prefer quilts that all my own work so this is perfect!

Ann J said...

Lovely idea Kate, and no real deadlines to worry about - would love to join in.....Luv Ann J

Quilter Kathy said...

I am interested in this idea. I used to do a lot of round robins, but international postage rates were so high that I stopped participating. I miss it though and this sounds like it might be fun too! I'll watch for the instructions.

black bear cabin said...

okay...ill stay tuned, because i think i would really enjoy this! besides, i always swap or giveaway all my miniatures, so my husband will be happy to hear im keeping one :) thanks for the heads up kate!

Janet said...

I love the idea....I can't wait for July to get started!

Janet said...

I'm so excited about this. I've never done a Round Robin, and I really love the non-traditional ones you have here. A stay-at-home one is perfect for me to "test the waters" Thanks.

quiltmom said...

What a fun idea and I like that there is no pressure to finish for someone else's standards. We all need to stretch outside our comfort zones and art quilts are definitely out of mine. Thanks for sharing your great idea- Robin.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Rhonda said...

I have been involved with a "robin" group and that was fun, so I'll bet this will be a wonderful experience. I'm in!

Fiesta said...

Sounds interesting. I would love to try this.

Chartreuse Moose said...

I can do this! Let the fun begin!
Thanks for inspiration!