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Round Robin: April Assignment

Hello Round Robin participants! How did March’s assignment agree with you? I had fun with some improv triangles.

For April, you’ll be adding 2″ finished (2½” unfinished) borders with cornerstones on all sides of the piece, like so:


Again, the borders in the image are plain and are for illustration purposes. Definitely use your creativity and any wishes noted in the project’s journal to guide you.

This blog post is one in a series. You can find the other posts about the Round Robin by clicking on this post’s tag below. Any questions? Email me!


Round Robin Instructions for March

Hello Round Robin participants*! I’m so happy that we’re going to be stitching together for the next few months!

Each month, I’ll post general instructions for the borders – most times it will be just the size, position and one particular feature or theme. The rest – fabric colours, piecing,  is up to you. All measurements are finished.

So without further ado, your assignment for March is:

  • Two 4″ borders placed on adjacent sides (one possible combination shown below);
  • Theme: triangles.


This photo illustrates plain borders, but don’t let that mislead you – they’re meant to be blank canvas. Also, the borders are top/left. You could choose bottom/right, or bottom/left, or top/right – anything so long as they’re next to each other.

Go forth and create! We’ve created a Pinterest inspiration board for Modern Round Robins – check it out here.

*There’s still time to sign up to participate in the Round Robin. Go here for all the details, make your Starter Kit and add your own borders for the first round and bring it to the March meeting.

VMQG’s First Round Robin: a Modern Medallion

We’re so excited to launch an exciting opportunity for VMQG members: our first-ever Round Robin! Members of the Round Robin group will have the opportunity to contribute a different modern medallion quilt each month. Check out VMQG’s Round Robin inspiration board here.

The basics:

Registered Round Robin participants will begin with a centre block and each month their block/quilt will rotate among the Round Robin quilters to add borders. Exactly what kind of borders is a surprise – we’ll publish a blog post once a month with instructions for that month. It might be to add a 4” border on adjacent sides, or to add 4 borders using solid fabrics only, incorporating improvisationally pieced triangles in one of them. Subscribe to this blog to get the updates in your inbox as soon as they’re published! There will be 8 rounds, and the final quilt tops will be due at the October meeting.

Participation in the organized Round Robin will be restricted to a maximum of 12 (tbd), and it’s for registered members only, but anyone can participate and make their own modern medallion quilt by following the monthly instructions on the blog, quilt-along style. Suitable for confident beginning quilters.

Finished quilt size will depend on the size of the centre block, but will likely end up at least 40” on the shortest side. Participants won’t share their progress until the final reveal, so that participants can be surprised at the October meeting reveal.

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Read on for the initial requirements plus all the Round Robin instructions and guidelines (warning long detailed post ahead!):

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