The Lone Robin

The big reveal is coming! Please send photos of your Lone Robin quilt top (quilted or not) to Julia McLeod by midnight December 1st; her email is in the Membership Directory. Entries will be showcased at the December 8th meeting, and the quilter whose work gets the most votes in a Zoom poll will receive a $50 gift certificate.

Julia’s monthly PDF tutorials will remain on this page through December 1st. Feel free to reach out to her with questions or comments.

Our Starting Point for May:
Curves or Circles

Your first element must be something that involves curves or a circle. What you do beyond that is entirely up to you. Your block can be any size or shape. Go for a paper-pieced block … cut your curves free-hand … appliqué something circular … or even feature a face! Here’s a PDF with more detail and some images for inspiration.

Click here for a slide-show tutorial, showing my creative approach to Step #1. I chose to appliqué one big circle, featuring an antique crazy block I bought at a SFQG fundraising auction, onto a background cut from an antique kimono!

June 2020
Challenge:
Flying
Geese

Our theme or motif for June is flying geese. You can paper-piece them, foundation- piece them, stretch them out so they’re skinny and long or wide and flat. They can follow the shape of a circle or wind randomly. You can make a string of ten on each side, or just include two or three randomly. The variations are endless!

Here’s a PDF with more detail and some images for inspiration. Click here for a slide show showing my step-by-step approach to surrounding my set-in circle with a flock of flying geese.

July 2020
Challenge:
Stripes

Here’s a PDF with lots of detail and inspiring images for making your stripes. Or click here for a slide show showing my step-by-step approach to adding stripes to the circle- and flying geese-elements of my Lone Robin.

August 2020
Challenge:
Squares

Here’s a PDF with lots of detail and inspiring images for making your squares. Or click here for a slide show showing my step-by-step approach to adding squares to my Lone Robin.

Sept. 2020
Challenge:
Crosses

September’s theme is crosses. Click this PDF to see my step-by-step approach for adding this design element to my Lone Robin.

Oct. 2020
Challenge:
Finishing Up

Finish your Lone Robin quilt with your choice of border or other design element(s), as simple or as showy as you like. With ONE CONDITION … you must use one color that appears in your first/central block, the one with the curves or circles.

Then enter to win $50! Submit a photo of your finished quilt top to Julia McLeod (email in the Membership Directory) by midnight Tuesday December 1st. Entries will be judged by Zoom poll at the SFQG’s December 8th Zoom meeting. Good luck!