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Last night I completed quilting, binding and putting a label on my Rockin’ Robin Quilt which I started last year as part of a fantastic quilt-along hosted by Jen at Reanna Lily Designs, Anne Marie at Gen X Quilters, Heather and Megan from Quilt Story, Melissa at Lilac Lane, and Lisa Marie at That Crazy Quilty Girl (you should check out their blogs – they are very talented quilters!). If you want to make a quilt like this, you can get the links to the tutorials by checking out the quilt along post.
In case you are wondering about the name of this quilt, here is what Jen wrote:
This concept was a Row Robin. Do you know what a Row Robin is? It is a quilt made in, usually, horizontal rows and each row is a different style or type. Many times ladies would pass the quilt along to the next person in the group and add a row. The quilt would continue to be passed around until it arrived back to the original owner- with all sorts of surprises- from fabric, to design, to technique. It is really a neat idea. Round Robin quilts are done this way, around a center medallion quilt.
So using this idea as the jumping off point I thought-
- Let’s make sure the rows are modern and hip.
- Let’s have the quilter be able to customize the row or quilt size.
- Let’s do our own sewing, so we’re certain the pieces/colors will be pleasing at the end.
Pretty cool, huh?
So let me tell you a little about my quilt.
This is a 58″ X 58″ lap quilt. I used Bonnie and Camille’s Bliss fabric as the primary fabric, although there are also some other fabric lines represented too. I wanted the quilt to be completely reversible and so I pieced the back using left over blocks from the front.
I decided to free motion quilt this one using a meandering stipple design.
This quilt has a really fresh feel to it with all the white and the pops of red and turquoise.
I hand embroidered the label and then decided to make it part of a house which I then stitched onto the back. I like how the label blends in with the rest of the design.
Finally I used a deep, Kona red solid for the binding.
I can’t wait for the summer weather when I can drape this quilt over the porch swing and use it when the nights are cool!