A Round Robin Baby Quilt Gift

I’ve always loved round robin quilts, quilts that spend a bit of time with different people, each person adding their own special twist to it. I have not had time to do one of these since starting my blogging adventures – until now!

One blog I’ve really enjoyed reading for awhile is “amylouwho“, the blog of Amy Webb, a gal who suffers from “obsessive creative disorder”, and home to “Sew & Tell“. Amy is married to a Marine, and has had to juggle having a baby with 2 other young kids and a cross country move. If that doesn’t call for a baby quilt, I don’t know what does! I put my head together with some other blogging buddies who also are fans of Amy’s blog and we came up with the idea of a round robin baby quilt, where we each add to the quilt a special technique. Big surprise, I dyed the fabric! 😉

I know from Amy’s blog that she and I have the same love of sagey green, light blue and brown, but I was worried that those colors alone would read a bit too boy (an ultrasound had revealed a girl). I had just done some “faux snow” dyeing and had a few pieces that looked a lot like little girl fabrics, so we all picked out my “wild rice” palette to go with “Amy green”, blue and brown. So I dyed up two shades of the blues and greens, “faux snow” dyed up a bunch of wild rice, and added some dark brown and the palette for the quilt was complete!

I packed up the fabric and sent it along to to Vicki, who designed the quilt. To see what happened next, click on the links below!

  1. Me
  2. Vicki
  3. Rita
  4. Amy Ellis
  5. Natalia
  6. Amy Webb

Amy got the quilt last Friday, and her sweet little Maggie is adorable with it!

EDIT: While I was writing up this post late last night/early this morning I realized again how awesome the community I’m able to create online is. How incredible it is that I can send off a pile of fabric to someone I’ve never met in person…and see a quilt made with those fabrics by a group of women sitting under a gorgeous baby!  I know this is my moment of the week!
om [one moment] meet up

alamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here:

8 Responses to A Round Robin Baby Quilt Gift
  1. amylouwho
    July 30, 2010 | 5:37 am

    gorgeous gorgeous! Thank you again so much!!

  2. Amy - parkcitygirl
    July 30, 2010 | 7:52 am

    Candy, I loved working with your fabrics! They are so soft, and the colors beautiful! Thanks!

  3. Vicki W
    July 30, 2010 | 8:22 am

    What a fabulous project from friends! Your fabrics are just beautiful in the quilt.

  4. Linda @alamodestuff
    July 30, 2010 | 8:54 am

    What a fun and adorable project! I loved seeing it come together. What a perfect gift for a sweet baby.

  5. rita
    July 30, 2010 | 10:21 am

    The fabrics were so gorgeous and a pleasure to work with for the first time! You truly are a fabric dying artist and magician! Thanks for inspiring us with your lovely fabric!

  6. Allie
    July 30, 2010 | 7:56 pm

    What a lovely effort by all of you!!! Perfect for that darling baby girl!

  7. vicki
    July 30, 2010 | 8:53 pm

    I loved working with your fabrics! It was wonderful to work with such great people and I love how the finished quilt looks!

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