River City Round Robin 7 - Return of my quilt

Ok, so I've been happily telling you all about Round 2, but I realised, I never told you about my own quilt for Round 1 of the River City Round Robin.

Just as a refresher, I sent out three little butterflies.

And then I watched as each one of my friends had the exact same trouble with mine that I had with each of theirs.  We really managed to push each other out of our comfy places.

Laura went first, and decided to do something she'd never tried up until this pint - foundation paper piecing. And look what she made!!!!! How absolutely cute is this little hummingbird!!! It's adorable!! And so detailed! Each feather on the wing is a different shade of white.

Next up, Sandra made me some words, which we agreed had meaning for me. And I love the way she has mixed the colours throughout the letters.  It's really different to the words that were done for other quilts, and I really feel like this is just perfect for me and for this quilt.

Vic then made these awesome modern stylised flowers. This is that point where you realise that this is what being in a round robin is for - those things that I would have never thought to add to my own quilt, but that I love and are so right, and just yes.

And then lovely Kathryn got the bundle.

Ah poor Kathryn.  I think this quilt nearly broke her. *I'm sorry, Kathryn!!!*

She started with a foundation paper pieced dragonfly.  I though he was super cute, but Kathryn was not happy.  He was "monged".  So she made a little echidna (using the hazel hedgehog pattern)...  and he's super cute, but I'm not sure if he's heading to a rave, or suffering from hypothermia <3. (to be honest, even though he's kind of psychedelic, I love him. I think he is going to become my quilt label because he belongs there).  Finally, Kathryn, made a firefly and threw up her hands in despair.

So all up, the poor thing made 3 blocks for my one measly quilt.  There's some love xxx.  Kathryn really struggled with my prompt.  She said that she felt the pressure to create animals and that is so far outside her wheelhouse she got suck. 

And finally Miss Bec.  Bec made this paper pieced fairy.  I think she is the cutest, but I have really struggled with how she's going to fit.

Since getting the blocks back, they have sat on my sewing table acting taunting me.  How to link all these pieces together???  I had been thinking all along that it was going to be some kind of "landscape" with the words floating in the air, but when they're all laid out, it just feels a bit off.

I took it with me to the recent guild retreat, and took the opportunity to brainstorm. 

I think it's going to be a jigsaw quilt.  Which I love.  But that's different to where I though I was going to be, so it's taken some getting used to.  But now I know that that's the plan, I'm excited to get to it. I'm ready to sew my socks off and turn this into something incredible!!  So excited in fact that I have it laid out on my sewing room floor (because I'm fancy like that) and have been switching the blocks every which way trying to find *their spot*.  Can't wait.  I already know this is a quilt I am going to love forever and ever.

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PS.  How awesome are these ladies!!! I am so so lucky to have gotten to do this with them, and so lucky to have received all these super cool blocks back. Thank you again, Laura, Vic, Bec, Sandra & Kathryn.  You are all amazing and I have loved this quilty friendship #quiltyfriendsarethebest


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