Thursday, August 28, 2014

Round Trip Quilts


A small group of us from the 2014 New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop got together about starting a round robin style bee. Many of us are new to this format so it's exciting to be taking on a new challenge.  

We came up with the name Round Trip Quilts for our little adventure. It works by creating a center block (mine is below), and sending it to then next person on my mailing list. 

Eventually, the quilt will return to it's original owner completely finished.  Hence, the round trip part! If you're interested in following along check out the tab above or on instagram #roundtripquilts (pictures are already starting to show up!)

*Let me just give another little shout out to Jennifer who came up with this snazzy logo for our group and created the format for our page tab ... it's all awesome, right?!


Coming up with an idea for the center block was brutal, I couldn't lock down just one idea. I had a million ideas roaming my head.  Time was running short, finally I had to settle on one idea.


The block is comprised of four paper pieced stars using solids in a blue, yellow, peach, and a deep magenta color pallet. The background is all in low volume fabric to add some pizzaz to the solids. The theme is low volumes as a background and solids for the pattern. As to what my counter-parts do with that theme, I cannot wait to see what they create! 





I am excited to send this one off! 


Here is the list of other participants: head over and check out their work! 

Heather at QA Creations,  Leanne at Devoted Quilter,  Kim at Ties That Bind Quilting,  Liz at Green Cheese Quilting,  Mary at See Mary Quilt,  Christina at WIPs and Tuts,  Jennifer at Never Just Jennifer



Sew long for now, 
Patch & Chels
 




18 comments:

  1. Oh, I am definitely looking forward to what this group creates along the way. Beautiful center - I like the use of solids and LV. :)

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  2. These are great blocks! Very nice color palette as well! Loving the pop it gives the stars.

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  3. Looks great! I'm working on my center piece right now...although I'm not sure what my 'theme' is! Good thing we have the rest of the weekend...haha!

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  4. Well ou certainly made a complex centre block! Can't wait to see the progress of your quilt and all the others!

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  5. Love what you came up with! So many possibilities to add!

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  6. Jennifer did a fabulous job with the button design. I am glad this is not coming to me as I only have two types of solids: pink and white! It is lovely, and I look forward to following its travels.
    Yes, I also have noticed the very neat points. Well done!

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  7. What a great start to your medallion quilt, will be fun watching its progress :)

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  8. This sounds like crazy fun. I can't wait to see how this quilt evolves as it gets mailed around the world!

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  9. Great block! Now you have me wishing I would have joined this one! Guess I'll just live vicariously through you.

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  10. i am drooling over here. seriously. i want to keep it! lol. can't wait to get it and add some starry goodness to it!

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  11. grrrr did my post not come through? what i said was that i love it and i am seriously drooling and want to keep it! and i can't wait to add some starry goodness to it :)

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  12. I had the same trouble picking my centre for our Possum Magic round robin. I think what you've done is beautiful and I look forward to following your progress :)

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  13. Love this Chelsea! I can't wait to work on it in 5 rounds! (Thanks for the kudos too!) :)

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  14. I love your center block, the low volume fabrics and solids make a great combination. I'm looking forward to seeing how all of your quilts turn our in the end!

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  15. I love it! Those stars are so beautiful and I love the mix of solids and prints. Can't wait to get my turn with it!

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  16. Wow, your center block is amazing!!

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  17. Gorgeous! I love the color palette you chose and I'm looking forward to playing with some solids for you (I've begun to really like working with solids vs. prints).

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  18. visiting from wip wednesday. Love your paper piecing.

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