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Melissa Stramel ADMIN August 23, 2011
And the winners chosen from the flickr group at random are (check out their quilts!!):
Caribousmom-Fat Quarter Shop
ylmommyx4- Fat Quarter Shop
Bevandkev- Fabric Shoppe

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{{Feel free to drop off pictures of your progress in the Row Robin. Everything from fabric choices for the Quilt Along, rows, progress, finished Rockin Robin tops, finished Rockin Robin quilts, etc. We'd love to see it!}}

This concept is a Rockin Robin. 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.

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.

Then I was stumped- How can I make a Row Robin look sampled and varied while still stitching the thing myself? A-HA! I contacted 4 other modern sewing bloggers with the idea. Each blogger designed one row and wrote a tutorial for it. Very cool, right? Each week, the 5 Row Robin bloggers will show you their own stitched row design and link you to the blog tutorial for that row. We want to keep each new row a surprise, just like a traditional Row Robin, so hold on to your hats!

So once the idea was literally ironed out, we needed a fun funky name for our quilt-along. We opted to go with Rockin’ Robin, since this quilt will ROCK! The row sizes given will yield a 48″ x 60″ baby quilt. Of course, as with most modern, some-what improvised designs, you can easily make this quilt larger, simply by making the rows longer or making some rows twice. -that will affect your fabric requirements, you know.)

Wanna meet the bloggers?

Row 1- Lisa Marie from That Crazy Quilty Girl
Row 2- Melissa from Lilac Lane
Row 3- Heather and Megan from Quilt Story
Row 4- Anne Marie of Gen X Quilters
Row 5-Jen at ReannaLily Designs Blog

The first row design goes live on July 5th and we’ll have another one every Monday for 5 weeks. Start collecting a nice background fabric and a pile of focus fabrics. I think my quilt top ended up using about 3 yards of background and an assortment of Kaffe prints, probably totaling somewhere around 2 yards.

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