Saturday, February 04, 2006

What is a Round Robin?

Cyber twin Laura asked what happens in a Round Robin. There are all different kinds. Quilt centers that are added on to, rows of blocks that are added on to, and it doesn't really have to be a quilt. I could see this working with knitting or crocheting too.

In this Round Robin there are six of us who have made a center for a quilt and sent them to the next person on the list. #1 sends to #2 etc. As of this week we have all recieved another person's center. We each have the rest of the month to add, corners or a border or whatever, to the center and send it to the next person on the list. Each person always mails to the same recipient so that keeps that part simple. Eventually everyone will have worked on every center and will receive their own back with all the additions. A lovely surprise and an experience with neat memories.

One of our participants has made really nice journals for each of us to write in and pass along with each center. So we will not only get back our own quilt but also have the journal too.

I got my first center the other day, a compass rose medallion. Gorgeous! She wants it to end up with the blue on point. Have to do right by it now. Wish me luck!


Tallguy said...

What great fun this will be! And you don't know what you will get back when your own centre makes the rounds. How exciting!

I did something like this with some knitting once. It was a Healing Shawl for an ailing co-worker. I started a couple rows and passed it on to another person who added whatever yarn she had, any colour, any pattern, any amount. She passed it on to another and so on. Just as it was finished, before it could be presented, the lady passed away. She knew about it and really appreciated that, but I'm sorry she never got to see it. It is a hodge-podge of colour, but reflects the people that worked with her and cared about her. We all are different but work together to accomplish a purpose, like the shawl. It was donated to a shelter that she liked, in her memory.

Doing a quilt like this with your blogging cyber-sibs would be something very special. Can't wait to see the results!!

:L, Laura said...

i'd be thrilled just to have a quilt. have none.
so what can i knit for you to "earn" one?