How this one works is everyone selects a theme for their quilt and some even include a theme fabric that must be used in the blocks along with other guidelines. We make our own prototype block. This will be used as a guide for the other blocks.
Every month, we each make and embellish a complete block for one of the members of the round robin. When we meet for our club, we swap the packet with the round robin blocks to another member of the group and they have a month to make a block to add to the packet.
We have 12 people in this current round robin, so at the end of the year of working on these, we will each have 12 blocks to make a complete crazy quilt.
For Grace's block, she had the bird fabric for her theme. I made the block with a Spring look to it with flowers.
For Patty's block, she had an oriental theme and chose Japanese fabrics. I have a collection of Japanese fabrics myself so I was able to add a few of my own.For Cindy's block, she chose the pretty aqua fabric with the ladies for her theme fabric. I really loved this fabric and put a silk ribbon embroidery sash across the front of one of the ladies.
For Marci's block, she chose Raggedy Ann and Andy for her theme. She included the fabric that had the motifs of the characters and a couple of other fabrics that we could use.
For Debra's block, she chose the center medallion fabric that had an oriental tone to it so I used vintage kimono fabrics to make the block.
For Gwen's block, she chose a Halloween theme. This was a very fun block to do. On one of the seams, I tried to made the stitches look like little brooms.
For Victoria's block, she chose the theme of Buttons and Bows and Kiddos. She always likes to challenge us with her colors. She chose the lacy blue and brown fabric that is in the center of the block for her fabric and I will say that it was the hardest blue color to match!