Monday, October 1, 2012

My "Round Robin" Has Found Its Way Home!

I have a lot to catch up on since my last post, but today I must write about a wonderful quilt-related surprise.

Back in the nineties, I was involved in an online book club composed of quilters who "met" in an AOL forum.  We named ourselves The "Yo-Yo Sisterhood", a play on the title of a book we discussed called Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.  We participated in several quilt swaps over the years, including a row-by-row challenge and a four-inch block challenge.  We met in person in Chicago where we stayed in a resort for a weekend and attended a quilt show.  We were interviewed and photographed for the local newspaper with our row-by-row quilts.  The members of the group lived all over the country, from North Carolina to Illinois to Hawaii.  We mailed our swaps to each other according to a rotation.

Our last project was a "round robin," where each participant makes the center of a quilt top, and the subsequent quilters each add a border according to prescribed rules (applique, triangles, squares, etc.)

I never got mine back...until today!  As I recall, there was a problem because the top was not lying flat.  The person who was to add the next row set it aside to ponder what to do...and it has been forgotten in a closet for about ten or twelve years!

Here is my beautiful quilt top, and I don't care that it may be a little wavy!

I used a Karen Stone pattern for the New York Beauty center, and sent along some hand-dyed fabric for the others to use if they wished when they added their borders.  I love the bright look of this quilt with its contrasting cool and warm colors.  This is one that will get finished one of these days!


Katie said...

It is beautiful! What a wonderful surprise. :-)

Vicki W said...

That's really cool. I think it was worth the wait!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

How wonderful to finally have it return home, and it is a beautiful quilt :)

Kim said...

No worries, that will quilt out! :)