SAHRR … pronounced “stay at home round robin.”

As I told you in a couple of blog posts in December, several of my blogging friends and I are hosting a Stay At Home Round Robin.

I did a SAHRR last year and made 2 quilts … this year’s will be totally different!

What’s a Round Robin?

This is a common activity in many quilt guilds. A round robin (in quilting terms) is where each person makes a centre block. This block is put in a bag or container, maybe with extra fabric, perhaps with a notebook, and the bag is passed onto another quilter in the group. They are given instructions as to what kind of border they are to add on to the quilt. Sometimes the next person will make a border for each side, or one side or two sides of the block. It’s then passed on to another quilter and it continues on … when the quilt centre and all the borders are completed, it is returned to the original maker of the centre block.

So, I stay at home?

That’s correct! You and your centre block and the borders all stay home. You have to make the decisions as to what to add when given directions. How big, how many … it’s up to you.

How do I join?

There’s nothing to join, no sign up. All you need to do is follow our blogs.

How often does this happen?

On January 11, we will show you our centre blocks … I haven’t seen any of my friends blocks – so it’s going to be a surprise for each of us. This will give you some ideas of what you can make or use (do you have orphan blocks?)

Then on January 18 (and each Monday following) we will give you instructions as to what the next border is to be. Again, we will all show you our centre blocks with the first border to give you some ideas.

Here are my blogging co-leaders in the order of what we will be doing and the linky parties we will be holding each week. (There will only be one linky party each week … and we’ll direct you to it …)

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t want to make that round? It’s your quilt – you can leave it out

What size do I make it? That’s up to you … you are sort-of the designer here.

Are the rounds hard? No … each round is pretty simple … squares, rectangles, half-square triangles

What colours do I use? That’s up to you … you can follow what one of the SAHRR leaders uses or have your own colour scheme.

What if I miss a round? You can leave it out, or go back to the blog where the directions are given.

Will you cut my fabric for me? No

How often will the quilt police check on me and my progress? There are NO quilt police!! None!!

What do I do now?

Make sure that you follow each of the SAHRR leaders so that you don’t miss their posts.

Start thinking about what you might do for a centre block.

Relax … this is easy … and it’s only one round each week!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

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  2. I love your idea! I want to follow along. I’ll be about 2 weeks behind but that will be ok. I’m having surgery Thursday the 14th so after a little recuperating I’ll be ready to go. This will be fun. Hugs,

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    • Hi Pamela,
      My centre block started out at 9″ square. Everyone is doing a different size … I will likely give the dimensions that I use for each round, but it will vary with everyone. The idea of a Round Robin is that the person has the liberty to choose how they do it and the size they make it.
      Happy Quilting! πŸ™‚


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  5. What a great idea! This will be a fun one to watch. Loved seeing your round robin quilts last year. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  9. Sounds like fun. I posted a panel on my blog that I would like to do round robin, like you not mailing it out but working with it at home.

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    • Hi Nanette!
      Sorry, we don’t have a button for download … you just have to follow our blogs!
      Glad you can join us! We should have some beautiful quilts!
      Happy Quilting! πŸ™‚


  10. Looking forward to being a part of this. I think I have finalized a rough plan…time to get my centre block made. Happy New Year.

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  11. Hi Gail! Great post with all the details. One other thing to mention is that there is a hashtag on Instagram #stayathomeroundrobin from the last Round Robin. Everyone can share updates using that hashtag as well. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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