Around the Block -Round Robin Quilt Along

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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!!!

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around the block quilt along | round robin 2014 | patchwork posse

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.

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Around the Block Round Robin | patchwork posse #quiltalong

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…..so 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

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Block 3 by Kim / Kimberberry

Ohio Star Quilt Block by Tessa

Block 4 by Tessa- The Sewing Chick

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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

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Block 10 Seams Like a Dream

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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 dayCaroline – Sew Can She.
logo-266Becky – Patchwork Posse
kimberbellKim – KimberBell Designs
sewingchicTess – The Sewing Chick
fishsticksBonnie – Fishsticks Designs
thelongthreadEllen – The Long Thread
aquiltinglifeSheri – A Quilting Life
craftytammieTammie – Crafty Tammie
seamslikeadreamKate & 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.

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:

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

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

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