Round Trip Quilts – stops 5/6

Round Trip Quilts is the round robin bee I am currently a part of – Jennifer has a much better summary of the round robin on her web page than I am even going to attempt to cover.  We are on our last round now!  I can’t believe we’ve been doing this almost for a year.  It’s a been a fun challenge!

Leanne's Round Trip Quilt

I am totally stealing photos from my bee-mate’s blogs to illustrate the progression, but I personally find the progressions to be the most interesting part of these quilts – and there are links to their posts to see all the details.  Wow, this is a run on sentence!  Good thing I’m not an english teacher…

Leanne's Round Trip Quilt

I have had Leanne from Devoted Quilter’s quilt for the last 2 rounds.  We had to do a bit of rearranging after one member had to drop out, so that’s why I had her quilt twice in a row.  As you can see from my scribbles, I had a couple ideas of what I wanted to do, and was wishy-washy for a little while before finally just doing almost exactly what I was going to do in the first place.

Leanne wanted stars and components of stars.  Her original center was 4 Ohio stars set on point.

Mary of See Mary Quilt added the next border – with some stars and some color that Leanne had requested added.

Chelsea at Patch the Giraffe added some flying geese and lovely color to the mix!

Christina at WiPs and Tuts added some more stars to the mix.  Another thing I love seeing happen after each round is the direction that each person considers to be up changes.

Kim from Ties that Bind Quilting added a zig zag to the quilt.  Kim’s zig zag is the top part with the all white background.

Then it was my turn… I wanted to bring out some of the elements from the center toward the outside of the quilt.  I kept Kim’s zig zag going, but I used yellow to bring the yellow center outward.

Next, I wanted to play with some paper pieced stars and improv piecing.  I used (from left to right) the Caldonia Star from 627 Handworks, January and February 2013 Lucky Stars BoM ClubDark & Light Star from Quilter’s Cache.  I did gray low volume fabric for the background to pull the gray out from the original center blocks.  I chose to concentrate on making the stars in light and dark blue from Leanne’s center with the turquoise and fuchsia accents from Mary’s border.

Leanne's Round Trip Quilt

Leanne, I hope you like where your quilt is going!  I tried to leave you a lot of space to have some fun quilting on because I know you are enjoying FMQ-ing a lot lately.

Jennifer, I apologize for being so ridiculously late mailing this to you.  I knew I was moving, and had planned to be done much earlier, but it just didn’t happen.

Linking up to some of the following: Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt StorySew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart QuiltsScraptastic Tuesday @ She Can QuiltLet’s Bee Social Wednesday @ SewFreshQuiltsNeedle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt InfatuationFinish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom QuiltsWhoop Whoop Fridays @ Confessions of a Quilt AddictTGIFFFabric Frenzy Friday @ Ft. Worth FabricPaper Piecing Party @ Quilt Art Designs

13 Replies to “Round Trip Quilts – stops 5/6”

  1. I love it!!! The stars you added are beautiful, and the two zig zag borders are stunning! All that negative space looks so inviting too…plenty of room to play 🙂 I can’t believe there’s only one round to go and then this lovely creation will come home to me!

  2. I particularly like how you reintroduced the yellow from the centre and continued the bold zigzag.
    We are in our round robin’s final stages too. As you say, it is hard to believe that a whole year has gone by. It gets harder to stay on schedule as we get further out as each border gets bigger. I am running late for the first time on the last border!

  3. Oh it looks amazing. I love seeing the progression, each step is such a leap of faith to add something that keeps with the feel of the existing quilt, and the border is just lovely!

  4. Stopping by from Quilt Art Designs. I love the idea of this round robin quilt. I am slightly afraid of participating in one because it seems like you never really know if you are going to get back. This one is looking awesome, and I liked the addition of more open space for quilting!

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