Wrapping up the Round Robin

Waiting for the bolt of white fabric really put me behind on my Round Robin quilt. I still had three prompts left to incorporate, so with the bolt now in my hands, I figured the weekend was a good time to tackle them.

The first prompt I had to deal with was Signature Blocks. I had never heard of a Signature Block so I had to google it. Basically, it’s any type of block with enough white space in it that a person could write something. There are a few common types, and people often used them to make quilts for newly weds – they make up all the blocks and have guests at the wedding put a little well-wish message in them, then sew them together to make a quilt.

I’m glad I had some time to let this one marinate, because it gave me a chance to see what Chrisknits did with hers. I decided I would do the same with some minor changes

Since no one would be signing mine, I put the patterned fabric in the middle. I also made my outside triangles a touch smaller than Chris did.

Then I got them sewn together and onto the top.

Her inspiration was definitely the right way to go with this quilt! Though it did take a little extra effort to make sure all those cat heads were going in the same direction

But… I still had two prompts to go. Because the quilt was already a good size, I decided to combine them.

The next two prompts were Rail Fence and Shoo Fly blocks. Shoo Fly was no problem – they would definitely work as corner blocks

Rail Fence was a little bit trickier. In the end, I couldn’t figure out a way to make them work that I liked, so I cheated a little. Rail Fence is basically just rectangles, sewn together into a square, then sewn together in different directions. So I cut some rectangles and sewed them together…

…and left it at that. Technically it’s piano keys, but it still looks kind of fence-like. Then there was nothing left to do but sew all those together.

You can see, I ended up making more Shoo Fly blocks than just the corners…

and I worked the black border into the blocks to echo the star border I did previously. All in all, I’m pretty please with. Naturally Burton is too!

I plan to get to Mom’s some time in the next couple of weeks, so this one is on the to-quilt list.

I can’t wait to put it all together with this fun cat backing (not flannel, but darn cute!) and some paw-print binding!

10 thoughts on “Wrapping up the Round Robin

  1. Araignee

    Your kitty quilt just keeps getting better and better! We did a signature block for Daughter’s wedding. Her MIL put the blocks all together in a HUGE quilt for her. I made a lot of masks out of that kitty material, Until Omicron showed up it was my go to mask. Now I;m in an ugly k95 all the time.


  2. jatshaw

    What a fun quilt! How could Rupert not approve? You did a terrific job and also found the perfect fabrics for the back and binding. Isn’t it convenient to order stuff and then have it delivered? Even too convenient sometimes! ;>)


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