SAHRR 2024 – Round 2

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.

My Block

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.

Linky Party

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.

Schedule

Here is our schedule. This week is easy, so pick a blog and link up!

Coming Up on My Blog

SAHRR Round 3 – 2/5/24
It Moose Be Love – 2/19/24
Diatom  Finish
Sea Glass Joy 
Commissioned Baby Quilts – there are 3

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17 Comments

  1. January 29, 2024 / 8:07 AM

    I love your pretty block, especially that little dash of green, and you’re right, putting the point in rather than out leads your eye around the block.

  2. January 29, 2024 / 10:19 AM

    Y blocks pieced with HSTs do make mirror images. It’s so kind of you to keep offering paper piece options for the borders you are making!

  3. January 29, 2024 / 2:02 PM

    Love your Y block! It frames the centre block nicely and the green certainly does keep your eye in the centre! Fun!!

  4. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    January 29, 2024 / 4:08 PM

    Very cool twisty round on your SAHRR quilt, Kathleen!!!

  5. January 29, 2024 / 5:12 PM

    I really like the way you used this week’s border with the signature blocks – it looks great!

  6. January 29, 2024 / 6:32 PM

    Hi Kathleen! Just as you never would have thought of Brenda’s choice for two colors, I never would have thought of yours. Not in a bazillion years! I love it. And, good choice on the green signature block layout, too. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Vicki in MN
    January 29, 2024 / 8:27 PM

    I do really like the ribbon effect this border gives.

  8. January 29, 2024 / 9:12 PM

    Great choices, Kathleen! Lovin’ this so far! 🙂

  9. January 30, 2024 / 10:06 AM

    Love the pattern you get with those blocks! A very nice frame for the center.

  10. LA Paylor
    January 30, 2024 / 1:52 PM

    that would have made a great lattice for me… I gotta try it anyway to test it. Thanks K.
    LeeAnna

  11. January 30, 2024 / 2:37 PM

    I like how the two blues make the twisted look in the ribbon, and yes, the green works just right to keep our eyes moving.

  12. January 31, 2024 / 7:26 AM

    I like all the good advice you give with each step. Here the various blocks and the mirror image you get with Y blocks which can create a very cool border too and which I’ve done. I have to get going on mine. I absolutely love yours—my favourite colour combination!

  13. January 31, 2024 / 10:07 PM

    Oh, wow, Kathleen!! That looks awesome!

  14. Janie
    February 1, 2024 / 6:15 PM

    I really like how your quilt is developing! It’s impossible for me to imagine ahead of time, do the progress photos are such a nice surprise.

  15. lynn bourgeois
    February 3, 2024 / 5:56 PM

    This is a cool border Kathleen. I’ll put that one in the futures book.Thanks

  16. February 4, 2024 / 3:04 PM

    Love how this is coming together, Kathleen! I’ve made those a variety of ways…but AccuQuilt is my most favorite! LOL Guess I’m spoiled! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings!

  17. Emily
    February 4, 2024 / 8:08 PM

    What a neat border! I really like it!!

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