SAHRR – Parade Finale!

SAHRR is the Stay at Home Round Robin that happened on this and several other blogs. 7 bloggers got together and each one decided what the next round would be! SEW fun!

When you do a Round Robin, you are actually the designer. You are given a theme for the round and it’s up to you to decide HOW the round is done. The following quilts will show you the fantastic variety of what each quilter decided to do.


The Parade

The first one hails from Scotland, made by Michelle Peet (@pettmichelle) on Instagram. It’s 25″ square!

Instagram’s @getterdonejan posted this beauty and says, “Stars in Provence, I have finished my Stay At Home Round Robin quilt top. The final border called for pinwheel blocks which I made in a timely manner but they did not get into a border and on the quilt top until yesterday. It was a fun project and I loved the challenge. However I now have a 66” square quilt. Have I mentioned I hate square quilts unless they are queen size or larger. So for now, it is going into time out until I decide how to stretch it into a rectangle. Happens I have the perfect backing fabric.”

Juliann made her quilt totally from scraps! She even pieced the batting! Visit her blog for more details! HERE.

Dawn, from Quilting by Dawn, posted her lovely quilt! Here’s what she has to say:

“I used the Frolic fabric line by Sandy Gervais which I bought 2 charm packs and some yardage years ago. I hoped that I had enough fabric to do the rounds!I did need to add a bit of coordinating fabrics from my stash. When all was said and done, I had several charm squares left over so I decided to add a small border (Kona Lime) and then add the scrappy charm squares as a final round. I named this quilt Going Around Again!”

Leanne, from the Not Afraid of Color blog posted her quilt, “Sew Much Fun.” It’s pretty cool with the sewing machine and the added elements! Yes, Sew Much Fun! And, I’m sure it looks fantastic on her wall in her studio!

Mari, from Academic Quilter, made this happy hippo her centre focus! I love how she did things HER way! The stars are actually in the fabric!

Betty, from Sew What Now, was inspired to use her bag of scraps to make this quilt. She did a great job, didn’t she?

Joy, from The Joyful Quilter, took a different approach to the SAHRR and did rows, but no rounds! I absolutely LOVE it when people do their own thing!!!

Cathy, from Crazy by Design, also used up scraps! Her quilt measures  52″ x 67”. She has titled it “Stay at Home.” Appropriate title, I think!

Karrin, from Karrin’s Crazy World, made this beauty! I love how the log cabin blocks give an illusion of a wonky star – which was the previous round. (And yes, Karrin did make wonky stars!)

Diann, from Little Penguin Quilts, made this beautiful round robin as a birthday gift for her mother-in-law. Such a thoughtful wonderful gift!

Angie, from A Quilting Reader’s Garden, enjoyed keeping her round robin at home and made this beautiful wall hanging. It measures 36″ x 40″ and is likely hanging in her living room now!

Carol, from Quilt Schmilt, made her wonderful round robin with lots of negative space … it’ll be perfect for quilting!

Karen Sims @quiltingincolour on Instagram posted a picture of her SAHRR in progress … she says it still needs black between the pinwheels.

Kathleen McMusing joined in this year and has titled her quilt, “Dear Compass: Take Me Away.” On her blog, you can see the many steps as she took the quilt to completion.

I’ve shown you Heather’s quilt before. She’s a fellow member of Boundary Bay Quilters and she made this beauty.

Co-Host Bloggers and their beautiful quilts!

Round 1

Chris, of Chris Knits Sews, choose piano keys for the first round. She has a post where she shows pictures of the SAHRR in progress. Visit the post HERE.

Round 2

Plus Signs, was chosen by Emily @ Darling Dogwood. Her round robin started off with the beautiful appliqued bear and she used Island Batik fabrics. She titled the quilt “Ursa Major.”

Round 3

Round 3 was Anja, at Anja Quilts, who chose flying geese. Anja used only solids in her quilt. Visit her blog to find out which Kona solids she used.

Round 4

Checkerboard was the next round, chosen by Roseanne, from Home Sewn by Us. She started out with an elongated churn dash block, which made for a beautiful rectangle quilt! It reads as solids, but it’s not. Check out Roseanne’s blog to see close-ups of the quilting!

Round 5

Wonky Stars was the theme for Round 5, chosen by Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life. The quilt is fantastic and you need to visit Wendy’s blog to see close-ups of the wonderful quilting!

Round 6

Log cabin blocks were chosen by Susan, at Quilt Fabrication. She titled her quilt “American Dream.” Visit her blog post to see lots of pictures and a picture of the back with it’s wonderful quilting!

Round 7

Pinwheels were the last round and were chosen by me! Quilting Gail. You can see close-ups of the quilting HERE.

Parade Finale!

I hope you enjoyed seeing each of the quilts!


Several people have asked if we will be doing this again. We had an email meeting and decided “YES!” We are in the process of choosing the rounds … and they all promise to be different … maybe … not all rounds are decided yet.

Of course, each of us is dreaming to have our quilts finished LONG before the SAHRR starts. Like I said, we’re all dreaming!

We will host the SAHRR starting in January 2022! If you want, you can choose that special orphan block or make a new centre block and pull your fabric so you’re ready to go in January!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

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43 thoughts on “SAHRR – Parade Finale!

  1. Congratulations on a very successful sew along! I really enjoyed all the quilts and can’t wait until next year! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  2. Hi Gail. Thank you for all your work getting this organized. It was so much fun and I’m looking forward to a time when I can show my finished quilt some day. I’m already looking forward to next year!

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  3. Hi Gail! What a fabulous recap of all the fun we had. I didn’t notice that your blog isn’t showing up in my WP Reader listing so I’ve missed a few posts. Thanks so much for inviting me to the party! I think it was a blast. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Hi Gail, what a wonderful post and initiative. It sounds like everyone had a great time. I’m going to look out for an orphan centre to use for next year and block off some time to participate. The quilts were really great. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Take care.

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  5. How fun to see all the quilts from the SAHRR. I have a RR I was making with a friend and quit on a round that I had because I had no idea what to do. We finished hers. Fast forward 20 years, it dawned on me I could use some of these ideas to possibly finish mine. (Assuming I can figure out where I stashed it!)

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    • LOL Bonnnie, I do hope you’re able to find your RR from 20 years ago! I’m sure it will feel good to get it finished! … finally! … I look forward to seeing a “before” and “after” photo of it! πŸ™‚


    • Hi Joy!
      I’m SEW glad that you had fun with the SAHRR!! I understand that you had to set priorities with quilting! It happens. You don’t want to disappoint your customers!
      Happy Quilting! πŸ™‚


  6. I love a parade and this was no exception. Great job, Gail, to keep it all organized and kudos to the other designers for having wonderful rounds. Special Hip! Hip! Hooray! goes to all the participants for giving us a great show.

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  7. It’s wonderful how creative and how different these quilts are. Thank you for organizing it, and for showing all the entries. My own SAHRR is still awaiting its final rounds of quilting and border application. But I never would have made it without your challenge.

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  8. I would love to be a part of your next SAHRR, Gail!! Unfortunately I couldn’t participate in the first because of my project with Karen and her signature line of Island Batiks keeping me very busy!! This was great!! Thanks for hosting this fun stitch along!

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    • Hi Brenda,
      It’s totally OK that you didn’t join us in the SAHRR! You were a wonderful cheerleader! And – the opportunity to work with Karen’s signature fabric line and Island Batik fabrics – well – of course, that would take priority! Hope you can join us in January! πŸ™‚

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