The quilt guild I belong to, Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild, is doing a Row Robin this year. The concept is fun and has given me a little bit of an impetus to get cracking on my pattern designing. Here's the lowdown on a Row Robin:
Owner creates a row for a quilt - their theme, their ideas, their wishes. The original row is passed to another person who creates a row to go with the original using the Row Robin Theme for the month and the owner's ideas, theme, wishes, etc. This continues month-to-month with the quilt rows being passed on to another person each month with a different Row Robin Theme. At the end of the Row Robin time frame (for us it is six months), the owner will have 6 rows to put together into a quilt. There will have been 6 people who contributed to the quilt which means a lot of variety and creativity.
This month is the third month and the theme is Triangles. I have Marjorie M.'s rows and she had red, white and blue fabric and stars as her only theme ideas. I added the yellow to match a previous row and made the pinwheels in a wavy pattern. There are six blocks total with three pinwheels apeice.
Here is a close-up of two of the blocks. The smaller pinwheel is floating in the background and all three pinwheels are different sizes so this wasn't an easy-peasy slap together row. It was challenging to get them to fit, but I enjoyed myself.
The journey of the pattern will be in future posts.