SAHRR2023 Fifth Border

Emily with The Darling Dogwood gave us our  fifth border prompt for the SAHRR2023 which is the square-in-a-square unit. With my fifth border completed, it now measures a little over 20″ square. I’ve been having so much fun with this project using some of my favorite Alison Glass fabrics and even repeating her lovely Dwell fabric in Sunshine and Pond to create more balance and places for the eye to rest. And using Alison’s rainbow moons in my square-in-a-square corner blocks just made my day! They are SO perfect for fussy cutting! See the details below about my center block and first four borders as well as a link to my SAHRR2022 project.

SAHRR 2023 Fifth 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

Anja with Anja Quilts gave us our  fourth border prompt for the SAHRR2023 which was 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 was another eight flying geese! With this prompt, I started moving from the warmer colors to the cooler colors  and 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 measured about 17″ square.

SAHRR 4th border

I’m excited to see what Gail has in store for us on Monday but also a little sad since that will be our last border prompt.

Linking up to The Darling Dogwood: Fifth Border Prompt.

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6 Responses to SAHRR2023 Fifth Border

  1. The rainbow moons are perfect in the center of your square-in-a-square blocks. It looks like this is going to finish at a perfect size with the final border next week!


  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Ooh-la-la, Mary! Those cornerstone square in a square blocks are just perfection. I love how this is coming together, and can’t wait to see the final piece. Great job – I adore these fabrics. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. I love the fussy cut moons in your corner blocks! All that saturated color – lovely! This is one of my favorites of the SAHRR quilts!


  4. McKenzie Oliver says:

    Love seeing the progression of the colors and borders added throughout the process. Very lovely.


  5. Wow, I love this rainbow! And those rainbow moons are, in fact, fabulous, and perfect for the corners. Great fussy cutting! This is a really fun-looking project!


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