Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Mini-Round Robin

I've been wanting to do one of these for a long time, so I quickly said yes when given the opportunity to join a group of ladies making a (surprise) round robin. I stumbled at the first hurdle - a paper pieced St Louis star, so in frustration substituted Lucky Star instead (from Quilters Cache). I sent my offering to Jeny in Scotland and soon received one in return.

This really was not as easy as I had imagined it would be! I asked Jeny what other colours she would like in her quilt apart from blue, and she said pink would be nice. I probably should have chosen a pale blue background for a more subtle effect as the white was a little bright! Off it went in the post and then I received Irene K's quilt.

Very pretty, and very pink, so looking at Irene's original colour choice decided on pale green. That turned out bright too!

Off it went . . .

The last round was for Irene B. Now this really was a challenge - I had no colours in my stash whatsoever to suit this one. Batiks seem to work well in these little quilts and I managed to buy a few small strips after much searching. I think Irene must have wondered if she was ever going to get her quilt!

And finally here is my delightful quilt made for me by these three lovely ladies. The finished size is 27" x 32", so do I carry on and make more borders or just keep it small and hang on my sewing 'room' wall?

If you would like the instructions for this quilt you will find them here:

Round One
Round Two
Round Three
Round Four

Thank you Katy for designing and organising this swap!


  1. THey are gorgeous. I love the St Louis Star. I will have to try that one.

  2. GORGEOUS work! I just received your beautiful postcard for the postcard swap. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Its happily sitting on my mantel piece showing me some love. I'm also putting a blog post up about it in a few hours.


  3. Wow. Spectacular.


  4. These are all so lovely
    Hugs Janice

  5. All the quilts are lovely Ros. Looks like you had fun. I would keep it small and hang it in my sewing room.