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. Your price is not any different, but a small percentage of the sale will go to supporting my blog.
I get so excited when I see your quilt; it is really looking great! That center star was such a good choice!
I agree with Wendy; your quilt is looking great! I love it so far! 🙂
Serendipitous for sure. I’m curious if your guess about flying geese will be correct!
Waiting for the next round is often the best solution, Kathleen.
Oh I love how your SAHRR is looking! You were right about the flying geese. 😉
I like that you set your hour glass blocks on point for the corners.
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. 🙂
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!!
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!
how dramatic it is! I like the repetition of hourglass inside spools too
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!
Oh what would it be without flying geese? I like the way you’ve incorporated different parts in the rounds.
And you were right!! LOL. Can’t wait to see how you merge your border blocks.