Week number 4 for the 2024 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR) is today. Your prompt for your quilt comes from Brenda @ Songbird Designs and she is asking us to do either a square in a square or something on point! I love this – again so many choices – put your block on point, that immediately gets you a bigger quilt, or make an illusion of it being on point (my approach) or make blocks on point – you can put any block on point your heart desires! This years prompts are often more open ended which gives the quilter a lot of choice in her designs. Lets look at some possibilities and see what I did.
On Point or Square in a Square
Here are some options for blocks…just for fun.As I have been doing some weeks, I made a little quilt with some square in a square or blocks on point. Simple and fun and so many things we could do.
The first one on the left is fun, 4 –4 patches on point. The next is a simple square in a square. The pinwheel is set on point in a square and then added borders to it. Looking at row two, we have a triple square in a square, then a checkerboard block, center turned on point, and finally a double square in a square. In the third row, I love this bottom left block, but don’t know that I would do it, but it is fun to imagine. The snowball is next and it works too as it eliminates the worry about matching points. And, I included a basket as they are often on point blocks.
A “Fake” Square in a Square
This is one way to do a square in a square but not get so big. I would use flying geese or half square triangles to border the 4 sides. This will allow for it to get bigger, but without putting on large triangles and it would still look like a square in a square!
Here is my design board with the blocks attached. The formula is pretty simple. Measure the outside of the piece…mine was 16 1/2″. That means it would finish at 16″. You divide by 2 and that is the finished size square you are going for 8″. Usually you add 7/8″. I couldn’t be bothered so I would add an 1″ or 1 1/4″. It just gives you plenty for trimming and in my book is always nice to have a little more! There is a great tutorial and charts here for HSTs.
And here is a more glamorous shot. I really love the sea glass fabric, and was happy to be able to use it in this round. I am filling in the corners on the next round. Remember to check out all the hosts – Gail will be a little late today as she has an Island Batik Log Cabin quilt to show first, so go to it a little later in the day to see what she did.
I am so excited to see what you choose to do with your blocks. Remember to go the Brenda @ Songbird Designs 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 ✔ (signature block)
- January 29th: 2nd Round: Anja @ Anja Quilts ✔ (2 colors)
- February 5th: 3rd Round: Emily @ The Darling Dogwood ✔ (triangle)
- February 12th: 4th Round: Brenda @ Songbird Designs<=== (square in square/on point)
- 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
My blog is a little slow as I am finishing things for next week when it is super busy! What was I thinking – I apparently wasn’t but there is plenty of content in the next few weeks. Also, I am a participant in the Villa Rosa Blog hop in March, and am beginning to sew on that project, too during this time!