100th Post!!

Can you believe it?   This is my 100th post!!  Amazing!!  Particularly for someone who, just a couple of years ago, didn’t even know what a post was!  (Isn’t that something the mail man drops in the letterbox??)

Anyway, to celebrate, I wondered if you’d like to join me in a new project?  “What, another one?”, I hear you say.  Well, this one will be kinda special!

Jan and I have been discussing ideas for making a quilt using our gorgeous panels from Prints Charming

And I thought we could have some fun with the Round Robin concept – BUT before you switch off, it’s NOT a “do a bit and mail it on”  –  I don’t have the time or inclination to co-ordinate that sort of project!!

Instead, this will be a Do Your Own Medallion.  Each month I will give you a “theme” for the next round of your own medallion quilt.  This way it can be as big or small as you like, the pressure is off if you don’t get “the next round” completed on time, but we can challenge ourselves, stretch the imagination, bend the brain and maybe try some new skills!

If you’re interested, this is how is will work.

:: before the end of August, choose a feature fabric (suggestions – floral, geometric, toile, panel, left over block/s from another project).

:: suggest you make your centre a measurement that is easily divisible e.g. 12″ is divisible by 2, 3, 4 and 6.     9″ is divisible by 3 and 6.   Whereas 11″ or 13″ are not divisible by easy even numbers.  If you do have an “odd” measurement, you can always add a small border to bring it up to an easier measurement.

:: collect some fabrics to co-ordinate (see  note below*)

:: if you would like to participate and share – Jan has signed up already!! – please e-mail me with a photo of the “centre of your choice” and I’ll  feature them in a post.  e-mail address is pandchintz@hotmail.com

:: wait with baited breath for the next instruction, on or about the 1st of September!!

* Please note:  as you will effectively be designing the quilt yourself and as I can’t reveal the rounds ahead of time, quantities for this project are very flexible.  The best thing is to choose lots fabrics either in one, a few, or multiple colourways.   For instance, mine will be turquoise, grey, pink and red;  Jan’s is based on a range and she has fat quarters from that range and can add other fabrics as she goes.  If you want one background fabric, suggest 2m to 2.5m which gives lots of flexibility!!

Hoping you’ll be inspired to join in!

Happy stitching

Meredithe

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15 Responses to 100th Post!!

  1. sewjourn says:

    Yay!!! Ready to go and so excited! Off to do a post letting everyone know and with a photo of my fabrics. Thanks so much for organising, can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with…..my mind is spinning!

  2. broderie says:

    congratulations on reaching 100 !!!! i must say i really enjoy your travel and shopping journeys and thanks for sharing with us all.

  3. Helen F says:

    Who would have thought we have been addicted to this site for 100 POSTS!!! CONGRATULATIONS M!!!!! Now I have to wad my way in to that cave of a sewing room to find something suitable for the centre of your round robin – sign me up – its just a given that we will be doing it too isn’t it

  4. thornberry says:

    I think that I might have to join in too, since I also have a Prints Charming panel just dying to be used – and I have plenty of fat quarters by Aussie printers that would work with it beautifully! Time to get them out of the cupboard and turned into something.

  5. thimbleanna says:

    Oh how fun to “meet” the famous Meridithe! (Did I know that you had a blog???? (My memory is awful!) I think I shall live my visits with Jan vicariously through you — I miss her terribly. This looks like a super fun project — I can’t wait to see it unfold!

  6. marian says:

    YAY…congratulations on your 100th post Miss M..what a FAB achievement!!!

    Your Round Robin concept has me somewhat intrigued..hmmm will i..won’t i?? yeah why not..count me in…i’m sure it’ll be a whole lotta FUN lol!!!

  7. Oh I so much want to join in but a) I craft at a glacial pace and b) while I can think of the fabrics I want to use there is no centre piece that springs to mind. Oh. Oh.

  8. Bronwyn says:

    I’m joining in too! Only just rediscovered long lost fabric in stash which I have always had something special planned for, but never did anything! This is a great push to bring it out and give it its time in the spotlight. Thanks Meridithe (and Jan) for the encouragement! Looking forward to first installment!

  9. I always wanted to do a round robin quilt but was too chicken to work on other peoples quilts. This way I can only mess up my own lol. I will give it a try thanks and can’t wait to start. Bring it on!!

  10. Merran says:

    HI I’d like to join in, a little late but I’ll catch up dont worry! I am probably being a bit thick here but I cant find your email address so I can send you a pic of my centre???
    Thanks

  11. Donna says:

    I know I am a little late to the party but I would like to join in too.

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