Kari Carr's Round Robin Quilt
Meet Kari Carr
Designer Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches began the No-Rules Round Robin with the same angst as the other three participants--"What if my work doesn't measure up to others' expectations?"
At first glance, the big reveal of Kari's quilt exceeded her expectations.
She was surprised to see that her quilt center had at some point in the process been set on-point.
Hear Kari and the other designers talk about the No-Rules Round Robin and Kari's quilt.
Read Kari's blog here.
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Round 1: Kari
Kari worked with batiks and templates to piece a medallion-style center surrounded by a cream border.
Round 2: Terri
Terri re-created Kari's center in Adobe Illustrator in order to repeat the "funky" 15° angles. This addition changed the appearance of Kari's cream border, making it mimic the four rounded curves of the center medallion.
Round 3: Terry
Inspired by a catalog photo, Terry added a border of light Drunkard's Path units on a dark background.
Round 4: Gudrun
Gudrun arrived at an "aha" moment when she opted to put the quilt on point, adding large triangles to each corner and finishing the design with pieced Flying Geese.
Kari's Final Touches
Wanting to make sure the final round was really the end of design work on the quilt, the four designers spent time in the American Patchwork & Quilting Crafts Lab after the big reveals were finished.
Kari's Finished Quilt
Kari's quilt, which she named SYN.ER.GY, combines thoughtful elements from each designer. What Kari learned most about the Round Robin process--"You've got to trust your instincts, relax, and look for what the quilt needs next."