The lucky number today is 3, as it is the 3rd round of prompts for our 2024 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR). It has been fun to see the linkups for the week, and I know you are all wondering what the prompt is. Emily @ The Darling Dogwood is leading the way this week and her prompt is TRIANGLES. Again, you are given a lot of options with this prompt, so have fun.
We are Halfway!
There is good news, we are halfway through the project. You have picked a center block and followed two prompts: signature blocks and 2 colors. This week’s triangle is #3 so we are really half way through the design process.
Here are a few triangle blocks for you – most you saw last week but I did add one or two more…snowball, heart, pyramid, pinwheel, half square triangle, two stars, a double cross and bow tie.
Don’t forget there are triangles in these blocks, too – the half rectangle and the flying geese!
Choosing a block
I had a couple of choices, but decided to continue on with some spikey-ness and use the pyramid. Hold tight, I didn’t paper piece these. I pulled out my handy Tri-Recs or Tri-Tool ruler by Ez Quilting*. It works like a charm! I have a file drawer with some of my rulers that are used less frequently and their instructions. Now I am thinking there are a few that need to move to that drawer as I brought all my rulers up from our apartment outside of Boston. Yikes is right!
Here’s how I made the blocks. After cutting the pieces according to the directions, I would lay one at a time out. This is not one I can chain piece and that is okay with me. I pay attention to the pieces and the points so I have close to a 1/4″ in the seam when I go to put them together.
I then turn one side over onto the triangle and check that these two spots are lined up. You need the 1/4″ triangle showing at the top.
I sew one side then the next.
Finally, you have a block. Here’s the thing I meant to do, before I pieced it, but I didn’t – trim to desired size. As I placed them on the block, I realized there were some inaccuracies, but I made it work. Maybe you will remember. I did have to fuss a few and if you look closely, you may see a few that are not entirely lined up, but they work for me. This will be a baby quilt or wall hanging and it will not be noticeable once quilted (or so I tell myself).
It was a little sunnier today, so I actually got an even better picture….
I am so excited to see what you choose to do with your blocks. Remember to go the The Darling Dogwood 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 ✔
- February 5th: 3rd Round: Emily @ The Darling Dogwood <=== we are here
- 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
Not much progress since the beginning of the month, but there are a lot of quilts in the pipeline. If all goes well there will be 4 finished quilts!
January Fabric IN: 4.75 Yards
January Fabric OUT: 15.25 Yards
Net Fabric: -10.5 Yards