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!
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!
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: