SAHRR 2024 – The Center Block

Today is the first day of the Stay at Home Round Robin for 2024. It is the perfect time of year for this sew along. We often get stuck home due to weather, so it is fun to have a project just for that.

Its time to join in the fun and the first assignment is easy! Pick an orphan block and sew along with us.

Some Choices

I had three blocks in contention. Each is a different size. It has been dark, so I am not totally thrilled with the pictures, so please excuse them.

The largest is this block. This was a test block for Blooming Desert, a quilt that I made for Island Batik. The problem is I don’t have a lot of orange in my stash, and I wasn’t thrilled with the size. It is a 16″ block so adding a few go rounds could get it quite big.

Next up was this fun one. It was a test block for a Three Dudes pattern called Majestic Mountains. I know I made more but I have no memory of what that quilt looked like or where it went. I had some fabric, but not alot, so this is in a pile for another SAHRR or experiment.

This is the winner! I love the seaglass fabric. I have more of it. It is small, but 8″ is a nice way to start. I will aim for a nice baby sized quilt.

What to Consider?

  1. Do you like the block?
  2. Do you have fabric to go with the block, especially background or more of the feature fabric?
  3. How big do you want it to get? You could be adding 6 rows/borders all around…8″ + 6 borders of 4″ gets you to a 56″ square quilt, so think about that a little. It is one of the reasons I often combine two prompts and make cornerstones one week and blocks for the border another week.
  4. What might you do with it?
  5. Will it hold your interest?

What Should I Do Now??

Pick a block or two. Pull some fabric. Take a picture and link up with us. That is all you need to do to play along. Feel free to ask questions, we love chatting with our readers!

Please link up on Gail’s Post.  In order to qualify to enter for prizes from our sponsors, we need to know who you are and how to contact you. It is best to link with a blog or Instagram. If you do not have either, feel free to send me your round each week, I’ll post it on my blog and enter you into the draw. My email is”  

Remember my Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd had an EQ8 tutorial to help you load your photo into a project. This week’s tutorial will talk a little about figuring divisions for borders.


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

Coming Up on My Blog

Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 1/21/24 (a day early)
SAHRR Round 1 – 1/22/22
SAHRR Round 2 – 1/29/22
SAHRR Round 3 – 2/5/22
It Moose Be Love – 2/19/22
Diatom  Finish
Sea Glass Joy 


SAHRR Center Block

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  1. Cocoa Quilts
    January 15, 2024 / 7:28 AM

    Loving your start block choice!!!

  2. January 15, 2024 / 8:02 AM

    Nice choice Kathleen, I love that seaglass fabric! I look forward to seeing how you add to it.

  3. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    January 15, 2024 / 9:44 AM

    Great reasons for choosing your block, Kathleen! Love the sea glass print. I’m cheering you on!!!

  4. January 15, 2024 / 10:55 AM

    That seaglass fabric is great! You had some fun blocks to choose from.

  5. anudge
    January 15, 2024 / 11:37 AM

    Love that sea glass fabric.

  6. anudge
    January 15, 2024 / 11:40 AM

    Love that sea glass fabric

  7. January 15, 2024 / 12:44 PM

    Well, I love the sea glass print (and am glad you have more of it), too. I look forward to seeing how the SAHRR evolves for you this year!

  8. January 15, 2024 / 8:15 PM

    Oh, Kathleen!! Your chosen centre block is fantastic! Such rich colour! It’ll be fun to see where it goes from here!! Thank you for being a SAHRR co-host!

  9. January 15, 2024 / 11:29 PM

    That is a fantastic choice, Kathleen! I love that sea glass fabric too!

  10. January 15, 2024 / 11:30 PM

    That is the perfect choice for your center block, Kathleen! I really love that sea glass fabric!!

  11. Chrisknits
    January 16, 2024 / 9:12 AM

    I found a block, and then while testing a block for RSC ’24 I completely changed my mind! LOL. I love the sea glass in your block, look forward to see how you feature it.

  12. January 16, 2024 / 12:21 PM

    I love the 3-D effect of your starting block. I’m looking forward to your prompt.

  13. January 16, 2024 / 2:36 PM

    That is great fabric, and great colors! It will become a gorgeous baby quilt!

  14. January 18, 2024 / 1:40 PM

    I love your sea glass fabric and I’m looking forward to watching your quilt grow. I realise now my centre is really very big so I’m grateful for your suggestion of combining prompts…

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