And today is the second prompt for our 2024 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR). It has been fun to see the link ups for the week, and I know you are all wondering what the prompt is. Anja, from Anja Quilts, is leading the way this week and her prompt is 2 colors for the second week. So, in many ways this is a quilter’s choice round, just include 2 colors.
My Choice of Colors
Here is one of those odd dilemmas when you look back at the prompt and what you did a few weeks ago…are there two colors in my block? I think there are: one is a dark blue and one a light blue and the background OR you could call it blue and white. Either way it works and that is the story I am sticking with.
This is a pretty wide open block choice. So I picked a few for you to look at that I didn’t choose: Snowball, Heart, Triangle, Pinwheel, Half Square Triangle, 4-patch, Star, Four X and Bow Tie. There are so many choices with two colors.
I chose to use a Y block. Warning…Y blocks are not easily pieced if you want all the pieces to wind up in the same side. I made a few using this technique…making a half square triangle, cutting it in half, and putting on the second triangle. It doesn’t work if you want all the white or light blue on the same side. Out came Jack, the seam ripper, and I remade them. It was easy as the batiks are pretty forgiving when you need to flip a piece over or around!
Y blocks with fabrics remaining in the same spot are much easier to foundation piece, so I though I would offer you a paper pieced version in 2″, 3″ and 4″ finished blocks. This way if you choose to make one, you wont repeat my error – that’s what your hosts are for!
Now, I really like the effect of the ribbon going around the block. Here is one row.
And them all around the block.
And all sewn together!
I decided not to have the green point out, worried that it could take over the design; but rather have it lead your eyes around the block.
I am so excited to see what you choose to do with your blocks. Remember to go the Anja Quilts to link up your blocks when you finish. Feel free to email me a picture if you don’t blog and we can add it! There are prizes and you have until Sunday night to post your pic! Come play – its fun.
Here is our schedule. This week is easy, so pick a blog and link up!
- January 15th: SAHRR starts! Center Block with Gail of @ Quilting Gail ✔
- January 22nd: 1st Round: Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts ✔
- January 29th: 2nd Round: Anja @ Anja Quilts <=== we are here
- February 5th: 3rd Round: Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
- February 12th: 4th Round: Brenda @ Songbird Designs
- February 19th: 5th Round: Gail @ Quilting Gail
- February 26th: 6th Round: Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing
- March 18th: Parade: Link your finished SAHRRs!
Coming Up on My Blog
SAHRR Round 3 – 2/5/24
It Moose Be Love – 2/19/24
Sea Glass Joy
Commissioned Baby Quilts – there are 3