Saturday, November 17, 2018

Improv round robin

Yesterday was a fabulous day! Our improv small group (the comedy club quilters) had a sew day. We had been planning for quite a while to have a lightening round robin, like Sherri Lynn Wood describes in her book. We finally had the opportunity to do it yesterday. Six of us gathered at a retreat center and set to work.

Before we even arrived, each of us had prepared our center block....
Each person passed their block along to the next person, along with a basket full of curated fabrics (my fabrics were all black and white). Also, each person had a "signature fabric" which they added to each quilt that came their way (my signature fabric is the aqua print in the "center" of the black & white block). We allowed ourselves 30 minutes to work on each quilt (Sherri recommends 20 minutes but that didn't sound like enough for us). The only stressful part for me was that the girls bullied me into running the time clock! ok, bullied might be a strong word, haha, but they did twist my arm.

Gosh this was fun! I took before & after pics of each quilt I worked on (so prepare for photo overload!)

Here is Trae's beginning block:
I picked up on the red in the rooster & added my signature aqua:
Chris D's quilt came to me next:
and I added a strip carrying the orange print across:

Next up was Susan's very large quilt!

I sliced and diced a strip set to make a narrow border:
Chris's quilt had a spot that needed a set in, y seam block. I chose to ignore that and leave it for Bonnie to solve. Nice of me, huh?
she had a lot of gray in her box and no one had really dipped into it. There was also and orphan block which I added to my hashtag row:
Last up was Bonnie's quilt:
I thought it needed another big punch of that school bus yellow!
The afternoon went by so fast! I expected it to be stressful but it was so much fun. Here are our finished quilt tops....

I can't wait to see how everyone finishes them off.


4 comments:

Debbie said...

oh that looks very fun! Thanks for sharing all the progress photos!

Connie said...

I love this and all of it's wonkiness. Tthis is going to be such a fun and interesting piece.

Maria said...

What a fun way to spend an afternoon and the end results of your projects look amazing...

Sheryl said...

Hi Ellyn this sounds like a lot of fun,great progress pics.