SAHRR2023 Fourth Border

Anja with Anja Quilts gave us our  fourth border prompt for the SAHRR2023 which is the Flying Geese. My regular followers are aware that I’ve made my share of flying geese when I made three temperature quilts last year–read about them here. So what’s another eight flying geese! I’m moving from the warmer colors to the cooler colors in my Alison Glass Color Gradient Wall Hanging which is my SAHRR2023 project. I decided to make eight 1.5″ x 3″ finished flying geese units in turquoise/green fabrics with some gold and yellow accents to tie into the last two borders. With the fourth border completed, it now measures about 17″ square. See the details below about my center block and first three borders as well as a link to my SAHRR2022 project.

SAHRR 4th 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

Chris with Chris Knits gave us our third border prompt for the SAHRR2023 which was the Hourglass Block. I opted to just make four hourglass blocks in yellow/green fabrics. With the third border completed, it measured about 13.5″ square.

SAHRR2023 3rd border

I’m already excited to see what Emily has in store for us on Monday!

Linking up to Anja Quilts: SAHRR2023 Fourth Border Prompt.

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5 Responses to SAHRR2023 Fourth Border

  1. Very nice! The color transitions are working very well and I like how the flying geese in combination with the previous border make a “X” like shape.


  2. You could probably sew those flying geese in your sleep, huh?! I like where this is going. With each round I see, I think “yes!!” – it’s so fun!


  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I never expected your FGs to be limited to only eight! Love that color for them. This whole collection of fabric is fab. I’m still in awe of your center block. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  4. chrisknits says:

    Oh, I love the transition to these colors. It’s like our thirst is being slaked from all the hot fire! Great job Mary.


  5. Love the colors and the transition, Mary! It’s gorgeous.


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