SAHRR the Parade!

If you need more information on the SAHRR … you can go to THIS POST.

My Finished 2023 SAHRR

I used the Island Batik fabrics from the Baby Bloomers collection (by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton) along with solid white.

When I had the guild’s Accuquilt, I originally cut out the birds and flowers for the centre block. I then proceeded to cut out more shapes. When I put in the coping strips, I purposely made them wide enough for the small appliqued shapes. Once the shapes were added, I then quilted the quilt, ensuring that the appliqued shapes were quilted into place. It was actually fun to do!

Here’s a close up of some of the quilting! It was so fun to quilt!!!

Now, you Need to go to the co-hosts blogs and see their quilts! Their links are in the schedule below.

Linky Party

Here’s the Linky party so you can see everyone’s Finished Quilts … or partially finished quilts! The Link party is open until midnight on March 20. A few days following, the SAHRR hosts are zoom meeting to choose the winners of the wonderful prizes provided by our sponsors.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Non-blogger’s Quilts

This is what Jacomina had to say (she didn’t make it in time for the Round 6 blog post): “The squares within squares are made. The round is not yet fully ready. I used up the braid from the scrap bags first to add some filler rounds. Now I am very curious what you will make us do this week as that scrap bag has lots of strips already sewn together and it would be fun to use them too. By now it has become a triple challenge: the assigned blocks; the retirement ladies scrap bags; and my own green orange improv crumb blocks

Here’s what she said when she sent in the final picture: “Top done. Almost all from donated fabric or cuttings on my table so I will pass it on for donation. Hopefully someone will enjoy this mix of fabrics, blocks and focus on finding little gems in the scrappy blocks or the Thanksgiving border. I will also use donated fabric for the back and binding. Thanks for a fun challenge.”

And then she sent a picture of her back! So fun!

Ioleen’s has definitely a ‘heart-felt’ theme! She says “I will be adding a small border.” And the 2nd picture has the borders added!

Charlene is loving hers! (Can you blame her? LOL)

Here’s what Kathy P has to say, “have attached my row of pinwheels for this week.  It is always a fun block to do, versatile and has a lot of movement,  just digging thru my “grab” bag contents to find more colorful fabrics to put in my baby quilt top.  Now to tie them all together by next week.

Enclosed is a near final photo of my baby quilt that becoming a very large “baby” quilt.  Need to get the  upper section larger so it goes with the center panel.  I had set the hourglass block before the square in a square row info came out so that row works for both weeks.   I  substituted the “attic window” for a challenge instead, now to get the upper portion to fit the center panel.  Note to self:  “Chasing fabric when working from the grab bags makes the project  a lot harder.

Here’s what Heather has to say, “Thanks for a fun round Robin. Top is finished. Hope to quilt it in the next week or so “

Here’s Chere’s! She says “Just enough fabric to finish!”

Sarah says, “It’s a flimsy.  I really like how this came together.  The hourglass blocks have been exiled to the parts department, and I skipped the pinwheels.  This is supposed to be for my daughter for Christmas, but we’ll see.”

Quilt Stats

  • Size: 48″ x 58″
  • Pieced and Quilted with Aurifil Thread #2311 – Muslin
  • Hobbs 80/20 batting inside
  • All pieced blocks and appliques were cut with Accuquilt dies
    • Go! Birds (BBQG guild)
    • Rose of Sharon. (BBQG guild)
    • Qube 8″ dies
  • Fabric used: Baby Bloomers collection (by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton) along with solid white

Our Wonderful Sponsors

Here’s a list of the sponsors and their generous gifts!

The Linky party for the 2023 SAHRR is open until March 20. Following that, the co-hosts and I will zoom together, use a number generator and choose who wins the wonderful gifts from our sponsors. We will announce the winners on our blogs.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

47 thoughts on “SAHRR the Parade!

  1. I guess I linked up and didn’t comment. Love the colors in your SAHRR. This was such fun, I hope you’ll host it again next year. It’s been fun to see how everyone interpreted prompts.

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  4. “Twas great fun even if I didn’t get the last round finished in time. Life gets in the way sometimes. Still the ideas are there for the finish, and someday it will happen. Meanwhile I love how yours looks with quilting. Always a great transformation!

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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Claire! Even if you didn’t get it finished … once you get back at it, it shouldn’t take too long! And yes, I firmly believe that quilting makes the quilt! 🙂


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  7. Thank you so much for this fun activity. I’ve participated before and am sorry that I wasn’t able to join this year due to time constraints, so I decide to do one on my own. It will probably take me a year to finish it. If you want you can see my start visit The Two-Bird quilt came out so darling. Love it! And all the non-blogger quilts are great too! I found some fabulous ones on the inlinkz party page also.

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    • Hi Joyful! Only a few people are aware of all the ‘behind the scenes’ work that happens! It’s nice to be appreciated!
      I thoroughly enjoy showing the other’s work! It’s so fun! 🙂


  8. All I can say is Thank you Gail to you and your cohorts for what has become one of my favourite challenges every year. I had fun, kept up with each week and even finished the binding this year! I really like your cheerful quilt and seeing the progress of your friends projects.

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  10. Love your quilt.! I thought about using the Accuquilt bird dies, but then didn’t. Thanks so much for organizing this again. One of my favorite activities of the year.

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  11. Your quilt is lovely! Love the quilting. Jacomina, Ioleen, Charlene, Kathy P, Heather, Chere, and Sarah all had really pretty finishes – thank you for sharing them and thank you for hosting! I hope to join in before the 20th with my progress so far.

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  12. Another successful SAHRR! I love your version – it is so cheerful – and the quilting brings it to life. Your non-bloggers did great…I love them all! Quite the group of SAHRRs already – mine will post later today.

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