Thursday, 5 June 2014

Possum Magic round robin

How's this for a centre block for my very first round robin? I bought the lime green for the centre, but all of the blues are from my stash - note my extensive Kaffe collection!

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.


Afton Warrick said...

The Kaffe blues look great in your spider webs blocks, especially paired with the lime. I think the idea of two quilt tops that are distinctly different, but began the same way, is fascinating. I look forward to seeing how your "separated at birth" story continues.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Now that's a centre block - bam! Thank goodness I have some KF fabrics hanging around my sewing room :0)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

How's this for a centre block? Brilliant! I never thought of turning a spiderweb block into a medallion, but it works well!
I look forward to my turn! I have heaps of similar blues to play with.

Dasha said...

Your block is lovely - so bright and cheerful. I took part in a Round Robin a year or so back. The only comment I would make is that when you do the timetable shorten up the period between the earlier rounds and allow extra time for the later rounds - they are much bigger. But most of all, have fun!

Wendy said...

Oooh, round robin medallions sound like a great idea. I love that you're keeping one back to make a second quilt for yourself!

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

Oooh!! Can I cheat and have you send your centre to me first in the schedule ;) this will be fun to work with! ..still trying to work mine out !!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like your idea of having 2 quilts that start from the same block and comparing how they evolve. Very cool!

Ruth said...

Looks great - will be so cool to see how different the 2 quilts are at the end of it all!

Schulz Family said...

awesome idea making two. Can't wait to see the two finished.

Cathy said...

What a fun block!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! That color combo is gorgeous! And the idea of making the twin--pure genius! Can't wait to see how they evolve!

Kathy S. said...

GORGEOUS fabrics! I was watching a Quilt Cam yesterday. Bonnie Hunter was making this block. I need to try it with my scrappy strings. Thanks for the inspiration. I love your bright star in the center.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Pretty blocks. I have used Heather's tutorial as well.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love the bold, fun colors in these blocks!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Bower Bird Patch said...

They are lovely Wendy. I'm a big Kaffe fan too, so love, love, love those blues. I can't wait to see what happens next! Jen