Monday, January 11, 2021

Round Robin: Centers

Today is the day that the Stay At Home Round Robin starts. Since we're not able to have guild meetings and the like right now, Gail from Quilting Gail has assembled some friends and we're hosting a Stay At Home Round Robin.  The idea is that rather than pass your quilt around from quilter to quilter, you make your quilt your way, but we suggest what to add next.  Today we're starting with our centers.

I decided to do an applique center and I chose a polar bear.  I actually love his outline from the back, too, you can see the satin stitch:

This is a 10" (finished) block. I found a coloring sheet online and used that as the starting point for my outline.  

 

I am using Island Batik fabrics; the bear is Sprinkles and the background is Bluebird, both from foundations.  I'll be using mostly leftovers from Island Batik's Glacier View collection from last year and I'll add in extra blues and whites as needed.  

Glacier View

Want to play along?  Choose a center, it doesn't have to be big. An orphan block would work well with the added bonus that you'd already be done with this step!  You can link up with Quilting Gail this week to show off your center.  We'll be back each week to suggest the next round of what to add.  Here's the schedule:

Have more questions?  Gail has lots of answers that you can find here.  



14 comments:

  1. I like the idea of having some fabrics chosen before starting. I am just discovering this fun group today. Can’t wait to find my center block inspiration

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have my block/s and now to pick some fabric. Dying to know the first round!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is a perfect block and fabrics for this time of year, Emily! I think this is going to be a fun sew along!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have a great start there Emily! Your bear looks really cute!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Emily! Ooh, what pretty fabrics. This quilt is going to be gorgeous. I am a big fan of appliqué and your bear looks fab. If you need help with the linky party - please let me know (or if you'd like me to run it for you, I'd be glad to). {{Hugs}} This is so much fun! ~smile~ Roseanne

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your centre block!!! This is going to be a very pretty quilt!
    Happy Quilting! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Emily I love your polar bear medallion. You are using some of my favourite IB fabrics so I’ll be happily watching this one progress! 😉

    ReplyDelete
  8. Interesting. Love the bear. Can't wait to see next steps.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's a fun starting block. Love the color palette you've picked for this project.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love your polar bar silhouette; this will be stunning with your wintry batiks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love your polar centre. I love and have that Glacier View fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The polar bear is very cool. I have only recently tried applique but not satin stitch. Love the look from behind too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a beautiful center block, your polar bear is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete