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Terry Atkinson's Round Robin Quilt

A creative explosion was the result when four quilt designers took on a project that pushed all their personal boundaries. See Terry's quilt go from a striking two-color block to a whimsical and textured quilt.

Terry's Thoughts

Hear Terry and the other designers talk about the No-Rules Round Robin and Terry's quilt.

Read Terry's blog here.

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Terry's Reveal

At the "big reveal" gathering in the American Patchwork & Quilting Crafts Lab, the original designer of the quilt was blindfolded to heighten the surprise element of her first look at the finished piece. 

 

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Terry's Excitement

Once the blindfold came off, the excitement of seeing it after six months was impossible to hide. 

 

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Terry's Close Look

Checking out the details and textures added to her quilt, Terry couldn't help herself from having a closer look and touch!

 

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Terry's Thoughts

Hear Terry and the other designers talk about the No-Rules Round Robin and Terry's quilt.

Read Terry's blog here.

Join the Round Robin Rebels Facebook group.

Round 1: Terry

Terry envisioned a simple, strong, graphic center: red appliqués forming interlocking circles on a white background.

 

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Round 2: Gudrun

Gudrun provided a perfect foil to the curves, incorporating tumbling squares and a softer palette of blues and grays.

 

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Round 3: Kari

Kari added appliquéd borders to the top and bottom edges and skinnier borders to the sides, making the quilt rectangular. She added texture with yo-yo flower centers and rickrack vines. 

 

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Round 4: Terri

Terri topped it off with a pieced curvy outer border and took a risk that paid off—adding appliquéd turquoise diamonds to the quilt center.

 

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Terry's Finished Quilt

Far from the simple fire red rings on a white background Terry first sent off, her finished quilt called Kaleidoscope illustrates the beauty that can result from the pooled talents of four friends. 

 

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