Around the Block -Round Robin Quilt Along

Around the Block -Round Robin Quilt Along

Hi everyone! I am soooo totally excited to announce the beginning of the Round Robin this year!  I have teamed up with some totally super awesome designers and ….wait for it…. some totally awesome companies for giveaways!!!

In the past the round robin quilt alongs have taken different shapes.  We have sewed up a few row quilts, and borders around a center block.  This year for the Round Robin I thought it would be fun to continue the topic of quilt blocks from last year.


The designers who are participating {did I already tell you they are awesome? They are!} are sharing a tutorial for a 12 1/2″ quilt block.  It might have a story to go along with it.  It might be an original design, or maybe it is just their favorite.  Whatever it is, they will be sharing it, we will be sewing it.  There has been no restriction with the technique or design of the quilt block.  So, depending on the designer- we might see some applique, embroidery, paper piecing, traditionally pieced…or whatever their clever minds come up with.

As always, this is sort of a mystery.  The blocks will not be shared until the day the post goes up… you will just have to trust that they will be spec-tac!!!   Are you ready to meet the designers?

Round Robin Block 1 | Sew Can She | Patchwork Posse

Block 1 by Sew Can She

delectable mountai quilt block | round robin | patchwork posse #quilting #quiltblock

Block 2 / Patchwork Posse

round robin quilt block 3

Block 3 by Kim / Kimberberry

Ohio Star Quilt Block by Tessa

Block 4 by Tessa- The Sewing Chick

granny squared quilt block | patchwork posse #quiltblock #quilting

Block 5 by Elizabeth of Simple Simon and Co

Wonky House Quilt Block | Round Robin Quilt Along | patchwork posse

Block 6 by Bonnie of Fishsticks Designs

double-diamond-quilt-block | Round Robin | patchwork posse #freepattern #quiltblock

Block 7 by Ellen of The Long Thread

Block 8 - Sherri of A Quilting Life

Block 8 – Sherri of A Quilting Life


Block 10 Seams Like a Dream


Block 9 Tammie of Crafty Tammie

ribbon star quilt block tutorial | round robin |patchwork posse

Block 11 Jenifer of Ellison Lane- coming soon!

Boxy Pinwheel quilt block | round robin | patchwork posse

Block 12 Susan of Living With Punks

SewCanShe inspiring you every day Caroline – Sew Can She.
logo-266 Becky – Patchwork Posse
kimberbell Kim – KimberBell Designs
sewingchic Tess – The Sewing Chick
fishsticks Bonnie – Fishsticks Designs
thelongthread Ellen – The Long Thread
aquiltinglife Sheri – A Quilting Life
craftytammie Tammie – Crafty Tammie
seamslikeadream Kate & Elizabeth – Seams Like a Dream
 elllisonlane  Jen – Ellison Lane
 livingwithpunks  Susan – Living with Punks

Since all the blocks will be the same size, this will make it easier in the end when we are putting it together.  No math classes to determine the legnth of the row.  Nothing too straining.

They will be 12 1/2″ quilt blocks.  Each will showcase a different style and maybe a few new techniques will be shared.

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Go To Patterns

How can you win the prizes?  You will need to sew along with us!   Each time there is a new quilt block posted, you sew it up and then share it in the gallery.

The pictures will give you an entry for the drawing {winner will be announced at the next block post}.

There are 12 quilt blocks– thus 12 prizes valued at $25/each!!  At the end, there will be a few package prizes which will be drawn again from those who share.  I am hoping this will entice you to participate!  There are some fantastic companies listed and let me tell you there are some awesome prizes and prize packages!

To start us off there will be a giveaway provided by–

Your choice of craft book ($20.00 value) from their site!!

Share your fabric choice in the gallery for your entry for the giveaway!

Winner will be announced Feb. 5th with the first block and another chance to win again!

What do you need to do to get started?

1)  join the gallery so you are ready to post your picture of your fabric choice! {which gives you a giveaway entry!}

2)  get your fabric ready to go!  I can’t really give you an exact amount of fabric, but I would say you probably need around 2 yards of a background fabric.  The medium and dark fabric I’d go with 1 yard each of a few different fabrics.  If you are a scrappy sewer, dig around until you have a nice pile of coordinating fabrics.  I am going with a collection of fabric printed by Andover. I have round 8 fat quarters that are ready to go. {You can see my collection in the gallery!}

3)  join the facebook group.  you can share there also, ask questions or just hang out 🙂

4)  need a reminder? I’d love to send one to you via email! Sign up for the nudge.

The first designer & giveaway will be up on February 5th and will follow the schedule below:

2/5/2013 Block 1 Caroline – SewCanShe
2/12/2013 Block 2 Becky- Patchwork Posse
2/19/2013 Block 3 Kim – Kimberbell Designs
2/26/2013 Block 4 Tessa – The Sewing Chick
3/5/2013 Block 5 Elizabeth–Simple Simon and Company
3/12/2013 Block 6 Bonnie-Fishsticks Designs
3/19/2013 Block 7 Ellen — The Long Thread
3/26/2013 Block 8 Sherri — A Quilting Life
4/2/2013 Block 9 Tammie — craftytammie
4/9/2013 Block 10 Kate and Elizabeth
4/16/2013 Block 11 Jennifer – Ellison Lane
4/23/2013 Block 12 Susan- Living with punks
4/30/2013 Sew the quilt top becky
5/7/2013 Adding Sashing becky
5/14/2013 Sewing Borders becky
5/21/2013 Finishing becky

So– are you in?!  Post your fabric choices in the gallery and let’s get this Round Robin going!!!

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  1. shirley tener

    22 January

    I am posted and will start my pressing, playing with the great selection of designer and my son loves my fabric choices and this is a great way to motivate and inspire me, plus learn some techniques.

  2. Mara

    23 January

    Ummm… you mean 2014 right? Cause otherwise I am already behind, lol 🙂

  3. Teri

    4 June

    I am new to guiting and would love to do this. But you got down 2010. Its 2014. Lol

  4. Kay

    8 June

    Is it too late to start. I’m a quilter, havent been active in about 15 years but have all this fabric and 4 sewing machines up and running. Please let me know.
    Thank you. Kay

  5. Jeanne Graham

    23 June

    Is it too late to join?

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