You never know where a challenge will lead. For this year’s Stay at Home Round Robin, there seems to be a theme developing in that each of the blocks mimics something from the prior week. As a result, I have repeating motifs in some of the blocks. I don’t know whether it will keep happening, but right now I am enjoying this serendipitous effect.
Rounds 1 & 2
Here’s a look at where I am. I have completed round 1 (spools) and round 2 (stars). The center is a. 4 pointed star which is mimicked in the round 2 star center. The round 1 spools have hourglass centers and round 3 is an hourglass. I added a coping strip, which will finish at 1″, to separate the rounds. I am liking the way it is shaping up.
SAHRR Block #3: Hourglass
This week, Chris at Chris Knits sent us to the hourglass block. What have I been thinking about? I have a sneaking suspicion we are on to flying geese next week, but I could be wrong. We hardly escape them, so I am allowing for that to happen and only made 4 hourglass blocks. I figure I can make more, but this will allow for this border to have some movement.
Here is the schedule if you are interested. The links are updated to the right post so you don’t have to look for it as we move along. Its not to late to join. You are totally in charge of your stay at home project…do a block or a row or not. Come, join in on the fun. There are prizes, too, this year…an added incentive to making your block into a useful quilt!
- January 16: Center Block Reveal @ Quilting Gail
- January 23: 1st Round: Roseanne & Sue @ Home Sewn By Us
- January 30: 2nd Round: Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
- February 6: 3rd Round: Chris @ Chrisknitssews
- February 13: 4th Round: Anja @ Anja Quilts
- February 20: 5th Round: Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
- February 27: 6th Round: Gail @ Quilting Gail
- March 13: Parade – showing all of your finished SAHRRs!
Other News or Ideas
I have caught up on the Diatom blocks and will post that on Tuesday. Meanwhile, I hope to quilt a baby quilt and make some decisions on finishing my Winter Twist blocks. The retreat placemats are so near finishing but they don’t have a home, so I have rushed them. Since I am hosting TGIFF soon, I expect my finish will be either the placemats or Winter Twist. I also have to decide on my book blog hop, its coming up soon but a plan should be in place this week in order for me to be ready. Note to self…February is a short month!
Coming Up on My Blog
Diatom Row 2
SAHRR Block 4
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd 2/22/23
Dust Off a Book Blog Hop 3/8/23
Diatom Row 2 (4/13)
The good news is no fabric in. I am holding at ahead 4.25 yards! I know there will be some decreases in the next few weeks….looking forward to seeing a negative number.Disclaimer: *Links with asterisk indicate an affiliate link and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Your price is not any different, but a small percentage of the sale will go to supporting my blog.