QAL Progress: SAHRR Round 3

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!

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
Winter Twist
Retreat Placemats
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)

Linky Parties

Chris Knits
Monday Musings

Fabric Stash

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.

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  1. February 12, 2023 / 6:25 PM

    I get so excited when I see your quilt; it is really looking great! That center star was such a good choice!

  2. February 13, 2023 / 12:12 AM

    I agree with Wendy; your quilt is looking great! I love it so far! 🙂

  3. February 13, 2023 / 12:30 AM

    Serendipitous for sure. I’m curious if your guess about flying geese will be correct!

  4. February 13, 2023 / 8:10 AM

    Waiting for the next round is often the best solution, Kathleen.

  5. February 13, 2023 / 8:15 AM

    Oh I love how your SAHRR is looking! You were right about the flying geese. 😉

  6. Vicki in MN
    February 13, 2023 / 8:15 AM

    I like that you set your hour glass blocks on point for the corners.

  7. KJ
    February 13, 2023 / 9:07 AM

    That is gorgeous. I, too, am anticipating flying geese. I joined last week so have missed the linkys so far. Should make it this week, though. 🙂

  8. February 13, 2023 / 9:09 AM

    You’re right about those geese, Kathleen! LOL I really love how your quilt is coming together. You had hourglasses in your spools as well!! How fun is that!!

  9. February 13, 2023 / 9:45 AM

    Yournopening sentence! That’s what I just LOVE about challenges is the surprise to your own creative self! That and the creative brainpower that gets exercised. I just love where yours is going Kathleen! Just a real burst of energy!

  10. LA Paylor
    February 13, 2023 / 12:28 PM

    how dramatic it is! I like the repetition of hourglass inside spools too

  11. February 14, 2023 / 11:06 AM

    Hi Kathleen, you sure nailed it when you thought that flying geese were next! I just finished a row but I’m going to wait to see what next week brings us before adding more. I really love your dramatic quilt so far!

  12. February 14, 2023 / 12:50 PM

    Oh what would it be without flying geese? I like the way you’ve incorporated different parts in the rounds.

  13. February 14, 2023 / 8:36 PM

    And you were right!! LOL. Can’t wait to see how you merge your border blocks.

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