Here are the round robins I've been working on (2-3 months of each challenge): For my guild's round robin challenge: in January, I added flying geese in the same colors as the embroidery... February, I added the southwest themed appliques to the block. In March, I added the green 'grassy' outer border and appliqued some bunnies in the grass.
For my mini-group's round robin, which we started in February, I added four different borders to the first block I got, each one slightly 'land-' or 'sea-' or 'sky-' scapelike, and for March, I was stymied for a long time... the first person added two borders (the blue and the ombre), and it seemed so 'complete' (and big) already. I had to think hard to do something original and special. I ordered 3 yards of the border stripe fabric (one yard at first, but it wasn't enough, so then I ordered two more, but two would have been enough total if I'd thought about it and knew what I'd be doing before I ordered). I cut it up into groupings of six identical triangles and sewed them into One Block Wonder hexagons... I put these all around the quilt... hope she likes it.
A local quilt shop (LQS for short) has a monthly meeting that several of my friends and I attend. It is called 'The Get To-Gather'... they give us coupons (so we can feel good about spending lots of money there, lol) and a little freebie (usually fabric or a notion) and a new pattern each month. This months pattern was a modern mini-bowtie quilt. Here's mine:
I am also doing a couple of BOMs: One is called Purrfect Moments and is all fusible applique, with a little piecing Every block is a cat with a birdcage... they are all different of course... Here is the beginning of my first block:
Thimblecreek quilt shop is also doing a mystery quilt, which they give out clues for every other week. Here are my first six blocks for it... I am doing mine in all batiks...
Finished another top as well... Nine-Patch Madness is the pattern (from MSQC), and I used yardage instead of charm packs... I busted a lot of Asian fabrics from stash for this one... used a metallic gold for the first border (not shown in this photo), and still looking for a good border for it. I love the chained look of it, and the complex secondary pattern, but the blocks themselves were super easy.
Looking forward to more of these, and a couple of new BOMs as well! Sew many projects, sew little time, but at least my time in my studio should be more productive now that the sale is over!