Sunday, August 9, 2015

Prototyping for the Round Robin

Our Monday Modern group has started a round robin. I have passed on tui o'clock -

At our gathering last week, I received June's centre block. She must have a nice collection of low volume fabrics.

I was keen to replicate the green flying geese-like shapes, so set out to prototype possible triangles using scrap fabrics-

It really was trial and error. In all my reading about innovation and creativity for school, the message is fail early, fail fast. Apparently, it breeds resilience, perseverance and creativity. So I don't feel too bad that this took me a while to work out!

Once I ended with the kind of proportions I was after, I pulled some fabrics from the stash that went with June's originals. Here is a sneak peek at my finished border -

I would love to see some gold or fuchsia added to this quilt in the next round.

You can check out others' progress on our flickr page


  1. Love that idea of 'fail early, fail fast' - it's a great way to approach a creative challenge. I'll remember that one. I like what you've done so far and the fabrics complement nicely. Looking forward to seeing everything next month.

  2. Sneak peak is a good idea, so tantalising!!

  3. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts about this, and like what you've done so far. It will be interesting to see what happens next!