Thursday, November 5, 2015

Am I Crazy or What?

Call the men in the white coats... I'm getting ready to launch the 2016 Cotton Robin!

Send me a comment or an email if you're interested in signing up, and feel free to enlist your quilty friends if they have the "chops" to play along.

I do want to make it very clear that I'm going to be more stringent about a few rules this time around -- I hint at them every year, but there are always some rebels -- so PLEASE READ THEM and don't sign up if you're not willing to comply:

- absolutely DO NOT use any fabric except quilting cotton unless you are doing the quilting/binding round and want to use it for embellishment.  Same with beads, buttons, or anything else that can't be quilted through.  I've had more negative comments about this than anything else.

- you MUST put some effort into your borders. A pieced border has to be more than just a plain piece of fabric with a couple of HSTs tossed in. If you're in doubt, take a look at the various "big reveal" posts here, here, and here to see the range of work that's been done. (I'm not saying you have to do 200-piece borders if you don't want to, but you have to do more than the minimum!)

- you must communicate: either email or post to the blog when you receive or send a round.  I really don't like having to chase people down to find out the status of something.  If you know you're going to be out of email range for a while, let me know in advance.  If you know you're going to be late finishing a round, let me know in advance.  Stuff happens, and that's understood, but keep in touch...

Okay -- I'm not meaning to be harsh, but want to try for the best possible result for everyone.  We'll follow pretty much the same timetable again, with center blocks due in January.  Watch for more information & firm dates sometime later this month.

Play on...

Julie

14 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

But of course, I am in!

Frog Quilter said...

I was hoping and now it's here. A big YES!!!!!!! This is such a fun event.

Helen Wahl said...

I had such a good time on my first robin.....ABSOLUTELY YES!!!!! I bet my mom joins in this time too!

Marie Joerger said...

I'm up for another round!!! Same 9" or so center - right!? Any other guidelines?? Thanks Julie!!

Laurina said...

You're not crazy, you're amazing. Count me in this year and thanks for organizing again.

sophie said...

I know I must sound like a broken record (again), but my future is more than a little uncertain. What's the deadline for signing up?

Kate North said...

I'm in -- all us crazy people have to stick together!

Librarynan said...

Hello, Ladies!!
I'm not sure the year would be the same without CR... getting to sew with friends all over the world is so cool! Thanks for hosting again, Julie. I really want to be a better team member this year; that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it! #8-)

Susan boots said...

I would love to join in this! Hope there is room for me?:)

Cathy said...

I'm in again for year number 3!

rag55 said...

I'm so excited!!!!! I'm in, again!!!!

rag55 said...

I'm so excited!!!!! I'm in, again!!!!

sophie said...

OK. I have an idea for my center that won't let go. Count me officially IN.

Peggy Bennett said...

This is my first round robin and I would like to participate. I am an elementary art teacher who loves to quilt. Please use my yahoo mail if you can art 1955 2001 at yahoo dot com (with no spaces). You can check my work on Instagram , I'm Art19552001