Back in April of 2014, I joined a modern round robin quilt group that was formed from the Modern Quilting Facebook group. There were originally 6 of us in the group. Each of us designed a center block or "Medallion," and then we sent it to the next person in the group. The next person added a border and then sent it on to the next person, and on and on until each person in the group had added to the quilt. The quilt then came back to me for me to keep.
I was very much influenced by the Swoon Block by Thimble Blossoms and and traditional "Carpenters Star" block when I designed my "Flaming Stars" block (my name for it). You can see my sketches for those blocks in the picture above. I took elements from both and created my scrappy Flaming Stars block (shown on the left above and also below).
My color palette for my block came from the multi-pezzy print by American Jane (shown in the photo above).
In addition to sending along my notebook for everyone to write in, I also sent along fabrics and the Kona White background fabric. People were free to add their own fabrics, but I asked that they keep to tone-on-tone or single color (or color + white) fabrics.
I was thrilled when I received my nearly-finished quilt top back this past January. I wanted it to finish a little larger, so I added the navy boarder, backed it in the multi/red pezzy print that started everything, and then quilted it in cross-crossing straight diagonal lines. You can see a little bit of the quilting below. I bound the quilt in a green floral print and immediately put it on my chair in the living room!
I learned a lot from the experience of being a part of the modern round robin. It was fun to challenge myself with the fabrics and themes people sent with their quilts. Some of the quilts that I worked on are here on my blog (search modern round robin).