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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Borrowed Book Review #2: Round Robin

I finished the second book (novel) in the Elm Creek Quilts series...I got it Friday, finished it last night. I couldn't put it down.....well, not literally, I had to read it between, schooling 5 kids, mushroom picking with my parents(found NONE!), fixing boo-boo's, church twice and choir practice on Sunday,.....and a "FEW" other things....but when I COULD pick it up, I couldn't put it down!   I LOVED it!

SO, here's my SEW cheap  but SEW good borrowed book review #2!

Round Robin
by: Jennifer Chiaverini

     "She chose green and blue for the colors of the Elm Creek Manor. She chose blue for truth and green for new beginnings............
       She pieced a border of pinwheel blocks- pinwheels for her windblown life, which with faith and perserverance she tried to stitch it into order.  The pattern was a four patch, a square divided into four smaller squares, which were in turn divided into two equal triangles, one light, one dark, like the darkness of the past week and the light hope of the future.  She wanted to believe in hope."

-----A round robin quilt is made by a group of friends who take turns making the different layers/parts of the quilt-----just as the friends of  Elm Creek Quilts decide to do as a surprise for their dear friend, Sylvia....

As each woman takes her turn at each layer of the round robin, we are taken deeper into their lives, adding their stories to the ever-changing history of Elm Creek Manor............Getting to follow each character through their heartaches, happiness, and growth, made me feel as if I was becomming part of the "Elm Creek Quilters" .  I actually felt as if my story would fit within these other ladies' stories and could see where my layer of the round robin would meld with the others..........

This book is a MUST read...after book one (The Quilter's Apprentice), of course!  I finished this book wishing I had borrowed the next book WITH it so I could start reading it right away!


beachbabydoll1 said...

This book sounds great and I'm not even a real quilter, just quilt small items for dolls. I am your newest follower. Looks like a great site. I hate paying a lot for machine stuff too. I have an old machine I love and just bought its twin on e-bay so I can have parts. Glad to see another Christian blog!

Volleysoft said...

I'm not a quilter either! That's what was so surprising for me...I didn't realize I would get so HOOKED on a book that I knew basically nothing about....now I wanna quilt!!!!

JTWisdom said...


Following you via Wordless Weekly blog hop.

This sounds like a fantastic series to read. I sew clothes and some quilts so this sounds really cool.


country living said...

Hi! I'm a new follower! Cool blog!

tawna6988 said...

Blog hopping from last weekend (I know late) and hope that one of my blogs interests you too.

I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up your blog, twitter, FB, blog frog community etc every Friday-Sunday!

http://tawnasplan.com blog hop here!


Our Crazy Bunch said...

New follower. Hope you have a great weekend! Stop by if you get the chance!

Kat said...

What a bright and beautiful day to join a blog hop!

Just popping by to say hello and check out your blog!

I'm Kat the author/editor of The Vivification of Mrs. Moment (MrsMoment.Com). VMM is a A blossoming community of storytellers weaving true tales about fleeting moments that touch our lives in incalculable ways. Plus, excerpts from my odd little life.

Stop by, get involved, tell a story, or follow back. We love to welcome new writers into our community.

Peace and illumination,


Ginger said...

Hi! Just dropping in from the blog hop. I'm following along now. :)

Would love to have you drop by my blog- gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

I've got a couple of giveaways going on. :)


Jessica said...

I'm definitely reading this one. I love quilting and am so glad I happened upon your site! I'm a new follower. Stop on by my site!
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Susan W. said...

Hello... New follower from Monday hop...would love for you to follow back @ www.fingerclicksaver.com I'm thrilled to find a sewing blog! Have a great week!

Vicky said...

I ADORE this series! I wish there really was an Elm Creek Quilts. The characters feel like family.

I am a new follower from the Footloose and Fancy Free hop. Would love a follow back at



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