Round Robin: Elizabeth | AllPeopleQuilt.com Staff Blog
 

Round Robin: Elizabeth

 

So I broke our few rules right from the get-go when I realized how hard it was to limit myself to only 20 fat quarters. I LOVE scrappy quilts, so this was probably the toughest part of the first round of the Round Robin. People who know my quilting style (and the colors I love to wear as well) will be completely unsurprised to read that I picked a brown, teal/turquoise, and green palette for my Round Robin. It’s my go-to color combo (even though I actually have nothing in my home that matches this!). For the design, I was inspired by a fabric that’s a cross between a stripe and curly parentheses.

 

I knew I wanted to make something that looked like this, and I thought the easiest way would be to do a bargello-style quilt. (I’m always in love with Mabeth Oxenreider’s bargello quilts, so she inspired this quilt, too!) See a slideshow of Mabeth’s bargello quilts here.

 

I sewed together 1-1/2″-wide strips to make a strip set…

 

…then chopped it into a few different widths of segments. I played around with the placement and width of the segments.

But eventually I came back to an arrangement that would most mimic the inspiration fabric.

I made the piece too wide and I didn’t want to lose any of my fabrics, so I broke another rule, this one about having a 12″-square quilt center. I reasoned that the width could be greater than 12″ if the height was less than 12″ (turns out other Round Robin participants had this same thinking!).

 

Finally, I packed my too-many fat quarters and my too-wide quilt center in a super-fancy shoe box and gave it to Nancy (three days past the due date). I’m SUCH a rule-follower!

 

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2 Responses to “Round Robin: Elizabeth”

  1. Yes! You’re a true Round Robin Rebel. Glad to have you as a member. :-)

  2. [...] See Elizabeth’s first blog about her Round Robin experience here. [...]