Sunday, March 7, 2021

How can it be March already?

I finally put the last 2 rounds of the SAHRR quilt together! 

Round 6 really got me second guessing. The round was hosted by Susan at Quilt Fabrication and she choose log cabin. As I was reading through the host's posts and what they did, I noticed that many of them were waiting for the next round to add them to their quilt. That made me start thinking "What do they all know that I don't know?" "Will I have enough fabric to complete 2 rounds?" "I don't enjoy mystery quilts and this feels like a mystery quilt along. Did I make a mistake doing this?"

I really have enjoyed all the rounds until I got stuck in Round 6. Funny thing is that I do like the log cabin block! So I waited until Round 7. Quilting Gail announced pinwheels as the final round. I had a long week of work and babysitting so I wasn't able to start working on the rounds until yesterday. I surveyed the amount of fabric I had remaining that would work in the blocks and drew up a round combining log cabins and pinwheels. Here is what I came up with.

I added quarter log cabin blocks at the corners and 2 in the middle of each side. I then made 3 pinwheel blocks for each corner. Since I had only 2 charm packs and a little bit of yardage, I had trouble having enough of the prints from the fabric line with the same background color to complete the round without adding some coordinating fabric from my stash. I do have quite a few charm squares left over that I may use as either another round or pieced for the back. Overall, I'm pleased with this!
I'm linking to Quilting Gail linking party and the link party at Patchwork and Quilts.

I am also making a bit of progress on my slow stitching! I have finished the flowers on half of the hoop and I just finished the text. Yay!

I'm linking to Slow Stitching Sunday over at Kathy's Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

I finished my February calendar! I've been keeping up recording one or two things each day...a simple way to journal! 
This week I hope to play with my green scraps for So Scrappy, take a look at the Hands2Help charities, and work on a few other projects!


  1. Well, I certainly don't think you made a mistake doing the round robin! You did a fantastic round with the pinwheels and log cabin blocks! Thank you for linking your SAHRR. Hope to see you on March 29 for the final SAHRR parade!
    Happy Quilting! :-)

  2. I got so excited to see you had a post!...wondering if you would continue to journal. Hooray! Your calendar looks so fun! Happy Anniversary!
    I so love your round robin quilt! You really did great with it. I doubt I would have thought to put two rounds together. I’ve had a peek at the others. WOW, how different they all look. I also would not have thought to do just one side with a challenge row. They are all so creatively designed.
    I love seeing your beautiful stitching of that sweet design.

  3. I really like how you combined the last two rounds. Look SEW good!

  4. Your SAHHR quilt is looking marvellous. Love those sweet, little embroidered flowers.

  5. The two rows mixed together are great, and your SAHRR is beautiful! Well done! Cute little flowers ;)

  6. Those rows look really great together - it has been cool seeing yours come together!

  7. Hi Dawn! I sure do agree with your comment about it being March already. Not only that - I saved your post to read until I had time and here it is Saturday already. Your SAHRR turned out just great! I love everything about it. And Your embroidered flowers just look so happy and scream Spring. ~smile~ Roseanne


Sweet sentiments