Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Here it is - my Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin 2013 quilt

This is how my humble little block started back in January. While searching for an inspiration for this year's round robin block, I decided that I wanted a wall hanging for an empty space in our bedroom and these colors of Chocolate Brown and Blue came together to complement our room's decor.
Of course I had no idea what my group mates would do with this block. Would they stick with my color scheme or play tricks on me and take it in a totally different direction altogether? I had absolutely no idea but that is the whole point of this round robin, everyone gets to add what they want. 

When I finally received the envelope containing my quilt back home, just like last year I was nervous about opening it. Would I like it? Would I be happy with the quilt that they created for me? I sure hoped so and I wasn't disappointed. This is the beautiful quilt that unfolded before my eyes.
There is so much movement going on in this quilt and so many great shades of Blue and Brown and I know that it will look fantastic on the wall of our bedroom. 
I'm glad my little assistants were willing to help for a few minutes so that I could get these pictures but let me tell you, these were the only good ones I was able to get. They weren't cooperative for long.
The plan was to have this all quilted and bound before reveal day but because of finishing Joey's 100 Good Wishes Quilt, our vacation to Florida and my weekend trip to Vietnamese Culture Camp, there just wasn't time. Plus I want to quilt her using Penelope, my long arm machine, not on my domestic machine Lucy.

This piece has been hanging on my design wall for the couple of weeks since it came home and just the right quilting design inspiration hasn't come to me yet. I guess my mind has been filled with too many other things lately. Oh well, I know the perfect vision will come. 

Thank you so much to all the terrific ladies in my group...Caroline, Angela, Carol, Samantha and Renae. You did a wonderful job and I love it! Once it is completely finished and hanging on the wall, I will be appreciating it for many years to come.

11 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. I know what you mean. Summer and life got in the way of finishing my MMMRR13 also. Inspiration has not hit me yet to quilt it. It has been on "23" my longarm for a few weeks now. I'm going to need to quilt it soon or take it off of there.

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  2. that looks great! what a great finish

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  3. I will admit that yours was the most challenging for me :). I couldn't find any of the colors from your block in my stash...until I remembered a fat quarter bundle I won during the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. What a life saver! Your quilt turned out beautiful and I can't wait to see how you end up quilting it!

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  4. Looks great! I love that color combo and all the clean lines.

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  5. Whoa! Look at all those triangles - you're right, there is a lot of movement, almost like it is fluttering on your wall. Have FUN quilting it, it certainly is a fun piece!

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  6. Yay! Beautiful, love the color combo and yes, theres so much movement! Nice job ladies!

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  7. Wow, very nice! Will be fun to see how your quilting brings it to life.

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  8. I really like how your's turned out. Your bare wall will be bare no more. :D I'm glad I didn't go with the neon pink I was gonna put in it now.... Kidding! Kidding!

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  9. I love the brown and blue together. And there is a ton of movement!!

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  10. The quilt looks beautiful and your little assistants are so cute!

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