The [Quilt Guild] Robin Goes ‘Round

Remember when I told you about this quilt center that I made for the Round Robin challenge in our Modern Quilt Guild:


I am happy to report that it found its way into the Round Robin! I’ll get it back later this year with some beautiful new additions.

In the meantime, I received the first quilt center for me to work on. It comes from a wonderfully talented quilter who is a master of details. I really admire her work from fabric selection to quilting. Here is her center:


I love the way the lines and angles are woven together. The sky-blue fabric has tiny bees flying around and the cream-colored fabric has several architectural elements in light gray and lime’s almost like an architect dropped several sketch sheets and a fan blew them across the floor. And those paper clips! Love them!

Since this is my first Round Robin challenge I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the internet looking for exemplars from other guilds. I am drawn to asymmetrical quilts that don’t go around and around like a bulls eye. I like when additions are on two or three sides instead of all four. With this in mind, I decided I would make my additions on the long sides of the center rectangle. I used a paper-pieced pattern that I designed in Google Drawings for the squares-in-squares and paid homage to the angles already in place. I splashed in one additional color (the deep teal) that works well with the other colors. The cream and gray solids as well as the yellow-green and water-blue prints that I selected from my fabric stash blend well with the architecture elements and tiny bees in the center strips. I resisted the urge to use a trigonometry fabric that I have…and my goodness that was hard!

Here’s how it turned out:


I’m quite happy with the result! We pass these around again at our next meeting!


  1. That is so great. You did yourself proud. Every round it will change so much as everyone plays of each other. N
    ow you have to wait a whole month.


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