I'm part of the New Bloggers Blog Hop organised by Beth at Plum and June. Beth is kindly promoting different sets of new bloggers over four weeks in June / July. I'm due to reveal a bit more about myself and my quilting on 9 July, but before then I'm enjoying reading more about other modern quilters' styles and their methods. I really encourage you to check out the links provided at Plum and June for the first group.
Through the New Bloggers group I've met some really friendly new bloggers in Australia and New Zealand. We've formed a little group ourselves, and go by the name Possum Magic. Why that name? Well possums are found in both New Zealand and Australia and we're going to create some magic in this group.
The other members of the Possum Magic group are:
Alice of Blossom Quilts and Crafts
Carla of Granny Maud's Girl
Jane of Where Jane Creates
Jo of Riddle and Whimsy
Rebecca of One Wee Bird
Sharon of Motherdragon's Musings
Serena of Sew Giving
We've decided to organise a round robin between ourselves, and we're each currently each working on our centre blocks. We'll post them off to the next person on the list before the end of June, and then the blocks will work their way around the group until the return to their original owners in the middle of next year. Then we'll each have our very own quilt top.
I got the idea for my centre block from a tutorial by Heather at House of a la mode. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. In fact, so pleased that I've made a second block which I'm going to keep for myself and add to progressively as I get ideas during the round robin. When my round robin quilt returns next year I'll have two quilt tops that started out the same, but are very different.
I'm really looking forward to this round robin. I'm keen to see how the other members of the group choose fabrics and designs to complement the centre blocks.