SAHRR2023 Third Border

Chris with Chris Knits gave us our third border prompt for the SAHRR2023 which is the Hourglass Block. I opted to just make four hourglass blocks in yellow/green fabrics. With the third border completed, it now measures about 13.5″ square. See the details below about my center block and first two borders as well as a link to my SAHRR2022 project.

SAHRR2023 3rd border

I had been looking forward to participating in  SAHRR2023 since I finished up SAHRR2022 last year because it was so much fun customizing my design and stretching my piecing skills. See my Blue Dog quilt here and a similar one I made for my stepson, Drew, here.

For my 2023 Stay at Home Round Robin project, I decided to make a color gradient wall hanging using Alison glass fabrics and coordinating Kona solids. I made the center block with one of my red-orange Alison Glass prints along with Kona Coral and Poppy. I used the center of Kitty Wilkins’s Fierce block which she designed for the 2019 Summer Sampler to help participants strengthen their tiny paper piecing skills. See the complete Fierce block made by Kate@SwimBikeQuilt here. My SAHRR2023 center measures 4.5”square.

SAHRR2023 center cropped

Roseanne with Home Sewn By Us gave us our first border prompt which was the Spool Block. I paper pieced the tiny strips of “thread” using 1/4″ graph paper. It was about 7″ square after the first border.

SAHRR2023 first border

Wendy with Pieceful Thoughts gave us our second border prompt which was Stars. I paper-pieced four Sew Tiny Arkansas Stars, pattern by Kitty Wilkin. I added strips of a gold Alison Glass Trinkets fabrics, and with my second border complete, my SAHRR2023 project measured about 9.5″ square.

SAHRR2023 2nd border

Now let’s see what Anja has in store for us on February 13th!

Linking up to Chris Knits: SAHRR 2023 Border 3.

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7 Responses to SAHRR2023 Third Border

  1. I like the movement you are getting by having the pieced spools in the center, the stars in the corners, and now the pinwheels in the center again!


  2. chrisknits says:

    Such a great piece! I love your colors, so bold. Thanks for sewing along!


  3. Andrée says:

    Hi, I really love your tiny blocks! My spool blocks were pretty tiny at 1 and 1/2″ and my wonky stars at 3″ but I decided that tiny is more difficult, so my hourglass blocks are larger! Good luck!


  4. This is just getting better and better. I love the way you are using the blocks, and I get excited to see each new fabric you add! Such fun!


  5. I’m loving the way you are interpreting the prompts and your fabric are really making it pop.


  6. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! You are really giving us some gorgeous fabrics when fulfilling the prompts. My favorite so far are your stars – just how small did you make them? The hourglass blocks look fab – I can’t wait to see the next round. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  7. I love, love LOVE how this is coming together for you, Mary! Those greenish gold yellows or yellowish greens or whatever they are have so much energy and they just make the reds and oranges sizzle!


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