SAHRR 2024 – Round 5

Week number 5 for the 2024 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR) is today. Gail of Quilting Gail has chosen “4” for the prompt for this week – it can mean 4 blocks, a 4 patch, or 4 colors and so many more options. As long as you can tell a story with the number 4 – you have fulfilled the prompt! Once again, there are lots of choices and ways to make this quilt top exactly your own, let’s see what I came up with.

The Number 4

What does the number 4 mean to you as a quilter? First we will take a look at some blocks.

These blocks are all 4 patches of some type.
Row 1: Four Patch, Pinwheel, Two by Two
Row 2: Ladies Aid Block, Four Fan Blocks, Frayed Four Patch
Row 3: Four by Two, Four X Variation, 54-40 or Fight

Another choice is cornerstones, and since there are 4 you could put any block you want or just fabric in the corners…quilter’s choice! I love the idea of a Four X Variation done in graded shades of fabric or 4 fabrics – another way to get more 4s into your quilt!

My choice

For me, I wanted a block and a 4 patch. I didn’t include mine above, but here is the one I chose. I love the mitered edge, but wasn’t going to do that. I also wanted to use more fabric, so what is a quilter to do? Alter the block is my approach.

I made it an easily pieced block and added a second fabric to the formerly mitered section. Now I have a 4 patch with 4 fabrics and it is in the 4 cornerstones. Challenge met many different ways!

Here is what the piece looks like now. It was fun to make these, finger pressing until assembling the block works well for me with a block like this. I need to check that one seam, it looks a little bunchy doesn’t it?

I love the way it looks in the light. I will confess that my round is not yet settled. I have two ideas I am working on and just can’t decide – take comfort in this. Even those of us that have had months to plan are still on the fence about what we are doing sometimes!

Linky Party

I am so excited to see what you choose to do with your blocks. Remember to go the Gail @ Quilting Gail 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.

You can go back and see linky parties here for the center block, round 1, round 2, round 3, and round 4 if you want to see what the other participants are up to!


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 <=== (the number 4 – quilter’s choice)
  • February 26th: 6th Round:  Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing
  • March 18th:  Parade: Link your finished SAHRRs!

Coming Up on My Blog


SAHRR Round 5
Monday Musings

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  1. lynn bourgeois
    February 19, 2024 / 6:37 AM

    This seems like a great fit with what you have in place already Kathleen. I appreciate the possibilities you mention in the blog. I love stars and pinwheels. Maybe I can make something work for my project. Love what you are doing

  2. February 19, 2024 / 7:56 AM

    Those corner blocks look beautiful. Your process is always so interesting. I had no idea there were so many variations of four patch blocks.

  3. February 19, 2024 / 8:47 AM

    A 4 patch with 4 fabrics and you used it as the 4 cornerstones? Awesome idea for meeting the prompt in multiple ways, Kathleen!!

  4. February 19, 2024 / 9:39 AM

    I like what you’ve done, it looks great! I cannot wait to see what everyone does with this border!

  5. February 19, 2024 / 10:50 AM

    I love the way you met the challenge with 4 in so many ways. Looks good to me, and I’m curious if you’ll be modifying this round or not!

  6. kewagner7d65629885
    February 19, 2024 / 1:06 PM

    How clever to set it on point! Great idea!

  7. February 19, 2024 / 2:39 PM

    I like how the hosts are meeting the four challenge in more than one way! I think yours is my favourite of them all, my favourite colours, so rhythmical and calming.

  8. February 19, 2024 / 3:22 PM

    You kicked “4” into the outfield! Pretty awesome! I’m in LOVE with your SAHRR!!!

  9. Chrisknits
    February 19, 2024 / 4:30 PM

    Love it! And I am thinking of a 4×4 interpretation too, but we will see what happens.

  10. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    February 19, 2024 / 7:52 PM

    Nice accent with the green, Kathleen!!!

  11. February 20, 2024 / 7:28 PM

    Oh, I love the impact this design is creating!!!

  12. February 21, 2024 / 3:26 PM

    Love this, Kathleen! What a perfect choice to enhance your center piece without overshadowing it. Great job, my friend. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  13. February 23, 2024 / 4:52 PM

    Neat way to fill those corners. I like all your ideas for “4,” too. Waiting breathlessly for your prompt.

  14. March 1, 2024 / 10:31 AM

    Your 4-patch blocks look great, Kathleen! Thanks for sharing on Monday Musings!

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