About a year and a half ago, May Britt posted on her blog about a 14-month mini-round robin she'd participated in. She showed pictures of the fourteen finished projects, each of which followed the same "recipe" and each of which was totally distinctive from the others.
I was enthralled, as were many of May Britt's other readers, some of whom inquired, "Why can't we do this?" Indeed, why couldn't we? I put out a call for a show of interest and some wonderful women responded. Our only regret was that in order to be equitable as far as postage was concerned, we had to limit participants to United States citizens.
Each project began with the small square in the upper left hand corner and then, according to a recipe, additional fabrics were added; embroidery, applique and writing were done, and ultimately the little round robins were quilted and bound and made their way home.
During the fourteen months we worked, we kept progress secret. I had no idea at all what was going on with my project. Imagine my delight when it came home last week! "Hope," "Joy," and "Love" have been important to me during this year, even more so than usual.
The group had begun to talk about doing another project together and I thought I had enough going on in my life at present and begged off. Then my little quilt came home and instantly I changed my mind.
Isn't it wonderful?
Hope, Joy, and Love to all of you, too!