Look what arrived in the mail today -- a round robin project that started more than a year ago and has been to Israel and the UK as well as all over the US. My original block was the lantern in the upper left corner --and then each participant added a little something in accordance with the rules of the game. This one has some bling in the form of rhinestones and metallic thread -- there's a dragon applique which (unintentionally) goes along with my being born in the year of the Dragon.
*edited to add: Tomodachi means "Friend"!
I've done two of these projects and the group has decided to disband now. I don't think I'm in the mood to do another in the near future, but Kate is working on plans for a stay-at-home round robin in this vein, if you're interested. And if you want to organize your own group I'd be happy to provide the guidelines we used -- it requires 14 people who are willing to keep it all secret for quite a while! Most of the steps are fairly quick -- and everyone ends up with a unique quilt.