SAHRR 2024 – Parade of Quilts

I can’t wait to show you my finished Stay at Home Round Robin quilt. It is completely different from where I thought I would end up. Its funny how this often happens with these quilts.

A Review of Weeks 1 – 6

I rather forgot the progression, therefore a little slideshow will show you were it all began and how we progressed week to week.

I wasn’t done when I added the 6th prompt. When I was discussing it on email with Gail, I came up with a plan!

More Sea Glass

Sea Glass was the answer. This came from some sea glass I had collected over the summer. Quietly, I had participated in the Summer Lovin’ Seaglass SAL where you picked a color scheme, things that gave you joy and tracked them for the summer. Something distracted me and I never finished the entire collecting of fabric sea glass. No time like the present. I dutifully finished cutting the sea glass I collected over the summer for things like walking, going to the water, seeing friends, quilting, date night, and reading. I thought if I put June’s collection on the quilt it would be perfect. It was! I am thinking of putting July & August sea glass in a map of Peaks Island….we shall see if I like it or not.

The Quilting

I was pretty sure this would wind up being the perfect quilting pattern Catching Waves/Bubbles from Christy Dillon. It quilted like a charm!

And here’s a picture of the front and back! I decided to use Linen Glide for the back – and it was perfect. The front was quilted in a light blue that nearly disappeared in many places so you focus on the fabrics and the texture rather than the thread. I decided to name it “Summer Glimmers”, as I really just love the way it turned out and the memories of summer glimmer like the sea glass on this quilt.

Quilt Stats

Summer Glimmers 40″ x 40″
Batting: Quilters Dream Cotton
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50wt Dove
Quilting Thread: Superior So Fine Pastel Blue #494 and Glide Linen
Pantograph: Catching Waves from Christy Dillon @ My Creative Stitches

Linky Party

And now it is time for the Parade! I am so excited to see the finishes – whether quilted or not. I love this sew along because you are pretty much guaranteed to have a top at the end and be ready to quilt. I hope you enjoyed the Stay At Home Round Robin as much as I did. Please go to QuiltingGail to link up!

Schedule

This schedule has links to all the original posts.

  • 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 <=== (letters and numbers)
  • March 18th:   Parade: Link your finished SAHRRs @QuiltingGail

And, here are all my rounds!

Coming Up on My Blog

Tips and Tutorials 3/22/24
Purple Passion
Diatom
Sea Glass Joy 

Linking

SAHRR Parade of Quilts
Monday Musings
Midweek Makers

Stash

Fabric in this month: 6 yards (added 2 for backing for a quilt)
Fabric in this year: 6 yards
Fabric out this month: 12 yards (3 quilts)
Fabric out this year: 40.75 yards
NET Fabric:   -34.75 yards

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24 Comments

  1. March 18, 2024 / 2:22 AM

    Your SAHRR turned out absolutely FABULOUS!!!! I’m so happy that you are part of the hosting team!!! 🙂

  2. lynn bourgeois
    March 18, 2024 / 6:53 AM

    It’s awesome Kathleen! This totally takes me to the ocean and my summer life. Thank you for your help as well during the RR.

  3. March 18, 2024 / 6:57 AM

    What a great finish! I love the way it turned out!

  4. March 18, 2024 / 9:05 AM

    So pretty Kathleen – those little fabrics look just like sea glass! It’s so, so pretty, and of course your quilting is beautiful.

  5. March 18, 2024 / 9:27 AM

    That is a fabulous quilt. I particularly like the quilting design. It really enhances the quilt with lots of cool texture.

  6. March 18, 2024 / 9:48 AM

    Kathleen I just am swooning over your quilt. The sea glass addition and the quilting design are perfection. It is my kind of quilt and will be a wonderful addition to your home on the island.

  7. March 18, 2024 / 9:52 AM

    Kathleen, your quilt turned out so beautifully. The addition of the sea glass and then the quilting is absolute perfection. It is my kind of quilt, and it will be a wonderful addition to your home on the island!

  8. Laurel
    March 18, 2024 / 9:57 AM

    The sea glass quilt is beautiful! I love it!

  9. Pat Parks
    March 18, 2024 / 10:24 AM

    Your quilt turned out beautiful!

  10. March 18, 2024 / 10:50 AM

    Oh, the addition of the sea glass ties it all together, Kathleen. The quilting is perfect, too. Since you added your collected joys for June to the quilt, is this one you will be keeping or do you have other plans for it?

  11. quiltinglearningcombo
    March 18, 2024 / 11:49 AM

    Hi Kathleen, what a gorgeous finish. I love the busy centre leading to more space. The sea glass is perfect. Congrats on your finish!
    I also love your Flower Power. Take care.

  12. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    March 18, 2024 / 7:05 PM

    Oh, man, Kathleen!!! The sea glass!!! Throw some confetti up in the air for me!!! That was the perfect final touch!!! And great quilting choice, too!!!

  13. Cocoa Quilts
    March 19, 2024 / 9:39 AM

    I love the sea glass additions to your quilt! The quilting choice is perfect. Beautiful quilt Kathleen!!

  14. March 19, 2024 / 11:53 AM

    Oh, I loved your top already, but the sea glass is a marvelous addition, and then the watery quilting. What a wonderful representation of summer. Thanks for your participation with your prompt and all the time and effort you put into adding ideas in your posts.

  15. March 19, 2024 / 2:06 PM

    So pretty Kathleen, and the fabric you chose really adds a lot of interest.

    • March 22, 2024 / 12:51 PM

      This is so beautiful! Your fabrics are gorgeous and those sea glass shapes are wonderful:)

  16. Janice
    March 19, 2024 / 10:02 PM

    Love the finish and the sea glass idea. Hope to make a sea glass inspired quilt one day.

  17. March 20, 2024 / 10:08 AM

    I admire your very successful quilt. The sea glass theme is maintained throughout and the quilting pattern is stunning.

  18. Chrisknits
    March 21, 2024 / 6:56 PM

    What a great finish!!! I totally spaced on the link up, so now I need to go see all the wonderful finishes.

  19. March 22, 2024 / 7:19 AM

    Fabulous finish, Kathleen! Adding the sea glass was a stroke of genius. Good thinking!

  20. March 23, 2024 / 12:43 PM

    This turned out great, Kathleen! I love the motif you used for quilting too!

  21. March 23, 2024 / 1:27 PM

    Such a great finish, Kathleen!! Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Musings!

  22. March 23, 2024 / 1:30 PM

    I thought I had commented, Kathleen! Your SAHRR finish is fantastic. Love the quilting too. Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Musings!

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