With all the stuff happening in the world right now, I’m electing to self-isolate. Yes, that means I’ll be staying home, not going out and will have lots of time to sew.
Well, I will go out. I was signed up to do the 10 km SunRun, and that is now cancelled. However, I’m still going to continue training for it. I no longer run, but I walk. I walk a LOT. So, going outside and walking will still be a constant in my life. Unless I’m told to stay home.
Have you ever wanted to do a round robin? I’ve been interested, but have huge BUTs surrounding them. Well, I’m going to do a Stay-At-Home Round Robin here on my blog. Beginning instructions will be given on Friday, March 20th.
For those of you that don’t know what a Round Robin is … here’s how it usually works:
- Each participant makes a block … usually you are given a size. Sometimes participants have the fabric they want used placed in the bag that the block is in. Sometimes a little notebook is with the block and states the block owner’s preferences, notes are added as the block is passed along. Then the original block is passed to another participant.
- Directions are given as to what to add as a border onto the block. Sometimes it’s all 4 sides … sometimes only one side …
- Then the block is passed on to the next participant and there are different directions as to what to add as a border.
- This carries on until the quilt is deemed “finished” and the original with all the borders are returned to the original block owner.
There are many advantages of doing a Stay-at-Home Round Robin
- you use the fabrics that YOU want to use
- you don’t have to sew on someone else’s quilt
- you make the decisions
- it’s your quilt
- it doesn’t need to leave your home (which is a HUGE thing right now with all the media attention of COVID-19)
Here’s how it’s going to work.
This Friday, I will post the beginning instructions. What size centre block (if you follow what I do) and approximately how big the quilt will be.
By March 27th, you will have your centre block done. There will be a linky party on the 27th, and you can share your block then. With the linky party, you can share a blog post, an instagram post, a pinterest page. Your choice! You don’t need a blog to do this! And, with the Linky party, we get to see what everyone is working on.
There are no hard and fast rules … this is meant to be fun and to occupy your mind as we live in this chaotic time!
A New Blog Hop starting this week
Quilt Qwazy Queens!
It starts on Wednesday … and here are the participants for this week. It should be FUN!!! I will be sharing mine the following week!
Summer Solstice: I made myself complete these blocks. Yeah, they got done!
Frolic: The centre is trimmed.
This is a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.com You can access the pattern HERE. This is being used as a “Leader & Ender” project and 12 blocks were completed in the last week.
April Island Batik Challenge is ready for sandwiching
Circles is being quilted
I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”
Last week’s list:
- Time to pull this back out and work on Summer Solstice: ½ hour / day √ done
- Finish March Island Batik √ done
- Finish piecing April’s Island Batik √ done
- Trim Frolic and get the borders on Partially done … Trimmed but no borders on it.
This week’s list:
- (Maybe) Finish quilting “Circles“
- Summer Solstice: Complete next step
- Round Robin: Make block
- Make “Making us Laugh” wall hanging
- Sandwich April Island Batik
- Get bordrers on Frolic!
There was this sale at “Dinkydoo” … a friend had never been … so off we went. Inspite of the strict fabric diet that I have put myself on, I fell into temptation … 7 yards worth of temptation … but aren’t they pretty? The plan is to use some of them for guild pillowcases …
- Fabric Used this week 0 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 52.25 yards
- Fabric Bought this week: 7 yards
- Fabric Added this year: 9.5
- Net Fabric used 42.75
- Husband’s Purchases 0
I’m aiming for at least 15 minutes / day.
- 15 minute days: January – Feb 59 / 60
- 15 min days/ March = 15/15
- Total days in 2020: 74 / 75
- Percentage = 98%
For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!
- Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- 15 Minutes to Stitch @ Life in Pieces
- What I Made Monday @ Pretty Piney Quilts
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
- To-Do Tuesday @ Home Sewn By Us
- Colour Inspiration Tuesday @ Clever Chameleon Quilting