Blogger's Quilt Festival - Entry 1 - Round Robin Quilt

Monday, September 19, 2016

Amy Elllis of Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival this month. Quilters can enter up to two quilts in the various categories. It's a great way to meet some new bloggers and see what others have been up to in the quilting world!


Red and aqua string star round robin quilt

My first entry is my Round Robin quilt. It was difficult to decide which category to pick to enter it in, but I finally chose the small quilt category.



Red and aqua string star round robin quilt

The Round Robin quilt was a project between me and my best quilty friend (BQF), Heather. I made the center string pieced block, then I mailed it to Heather. She added a border and then mailed it back. I added the next border, and mailed it back to her. We did four rounds before calling it finished. You can look back on the process by seeing my blog posts along the way.

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Finished Quilts
Quilting Recap

I absolutely loved the process behind this quilt! I loved the suspense of seeing what Heather added each time, but I also loved the challenge of coming up with what to add.


Red and aqua string star round robin quilt


Red and aqua string star round robin quilt

I quilted it on my own sewing machine (a vintage Bernina 930 Record). I actually surprised myself with how well the quilting turned out! It's amazing what a little practice can do!


Red and aqua string star round robin quilt


Red and aqua string star round robin quilt

The finished quilt is 48" square. It is a mix of fabric brands, but is made with quilting cottons. It is various reds, aquas, grays, and solid white. I used a low-loft polyester batting. The back is pieced with some aqua scraps and a red and white dot that I also used for the binding.


Red and aqua string star round robin quilt

You can see my second entry in the Festival here.

If you're visiting my blog for the first time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hello! I like to post behind the seams and the story behind each quilt that I make. You can see all my quilt finishes here (or by clicking the tab at the top of my blog).

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Red and aqua string star round robin quilt

Thank you for stopping by!


Red and aqua string star round robin quilt

5 comments:

  1. I loved seeing your quilt and the story on how it came together. It is so nice to see all these quilts and to see blogs that are new to me, I've started to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you! I love discovering new bloggers too! The BQF is like a virtual quilt show! I love it!

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  2. This is so lovely and the colors are so fun!

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    1. Thank you! I'm a little obsessed with aqua and red!

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  3. I love your entry, but the words and the fab settings for your photos are what makes it so special, after all, most of us can sew, and quilt, but to tell it in your own words, that is what I would look for, if I were a judge, and then I would put the added values on. I am going to hop to your other entry. I am in the small quilts too, with Walter's Compass.

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