As I might have mentioned before, I've gotten myself into 4, count 'em 4 round robin things, all starting at the same time! What was I thinking? The only thing that makes this not completely insane is that one is the "ostrich" round robin which allows a good two months for each round, and I don't have to package it up and send it to anyone.
First up is from my local mini-group. We've had a couple of successful round robins in the past, and one spectacularly bad one! The group has 5 people with different design sensibilities and different levels of quality-tolerance, so it's always a surprise to see what you get. The center block I came home with is here (made by Susan):The theme of this RR is "stretching tradition", from a book of the same name (I don't remember the author) -- the idea is that you take elements of the "center" block to make more blocks for the quilt and/or make the same block in different sizes. So, it's up on my wall waiting impatiently for inspiration.
Then I'm in an online group that decided to do a row robin and a round robin... I'm the hostess for this, and I really wanted to do the row, but since only 3 others signed up for the round I ended up in both -- aren't I a pushover? My row was the all-neutral one I showed you a couple of weeks ago; here's the first one I received in the mail (made by Lynn)-- again, I don't really know what I'm going to do with it. I don't "do" applique, so I just need to come up with some complementary pieced blocks. I'm thinking something leafy.
And last but not least, here's the first center block I received for the round robin (made by Michelle) -- love that batik! I've already figured out a diamond border for this using EQ5 and I have the paper foundations printed out. The colors are a little tricky, but since September 1 is coming soon I foresee a little fabric-shop expedition in my future for just the right shade of green...
As a special treat (ha ha) here's a picture of the last round robin my mini-group did. Everyone had these very "arty" center blocks, and when I pulled out my happy face center it definitely changed the mood! I only did it to annoy everyone, in a fun sort of way -- honest!
(growling again -- I tried to add one more photo and it flaked out on me again...).