Friday, December 31, 2010

My Round Robin Quilt

Every year, my sister, two of her college roommates, and I each meet up at a, "Cabin" on a lake and spend a long weekend sewing, eating chocolate, watching chick flicks, and talking. Oh, the talking! It's a great relaxing, fun girls weekend. We decided about 5 years ago to start a round robin quilt. We each made a middle, and then gave our middle to the next person. There were no rules, except to stay with the basic (very basic) color scheme. We spent the next year working on each others quilts and then revealed the final one when we met for the next year. I'm so glad we did it. This is mine. I really like how it turned out. It's about 60" square, and made with pumpkin flannel fabric. My sister machine embroidered Linus digging for The Great Pumpkin on the top half, and The Great Pumpkin on the bottom half. The front:

And I love putting back art on my quilts! This one is no different.

I still need to finish the binding. A great hand project for sitting next to the wood stove!


  1. What a fun thing to do!! Your quilt is very pretty! I haven't quilted for years and years.

    Happy Healthy New Year to you and your family

  2. Dirt Lover, what a wonderful idea. The quilt is awesome! I used to do this with friends when we lived in CA, but we would spend the weekend scrapbooking. We had so many good times and laughs and even a few tears while looking back over our family photos. Memories I will always cherish.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. Looks awesome! Girls weekends are always a blast. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

  5. How great that you gals make the time to get together for your long quilting weekend. Your quilt is lovely. What memories it must hold.

    Sending wishes for a wonderful New Year of 2011. And lots of time for quilting.

  6. Such a gorgeous quilt! It makes it even more special since it is a RR. Love the colors and pattern - great idea!
    I have missed some post due to that darn i-net connection...