Monday, January 10, 2022

Mini Monday - SAHRR - Center Block

Welcome to a new edition of Mini Monday!  It's been a while since the last post in this series.  Today, I'm here to reveal my center block for this year's SAHRR.

What's THAT?!?!

SAHRR is the Stay at Home Round Robin hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail blog.  (Follow the link to find out more, as it's not too late for YOU to join in!)  If you've been following my blog for more than a year, you might recall that I participated last year.  If you are new here, you will just have to take my word for it, the QAL was fun and I enjoyed the design challenge. 

What will your center be this year, Joyful???

My center is an orphan block which was found in a drawer beside my sewing machine.  I apologize to its maker, as I no longer recall whose scrap bag it came from.  It may not be quite SEW mini as some of you might expect from me, but...

It has a little bit of a story to go along with it...

... Last week when LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color asked about what block I would use for this year's SAHRR, I had to admit that I didn't have a clue.  As soon as I admitted that, a lightbulb moment occurred!

I reached down into one of the storage drawers beside my sewing table, rummaged around for a short while and plucked out this block:

It's (mainly) RED in honor of January's Rainbow Scrap Challenge hosted by Angela @ So Scrappy so I decided it was the perfect start to my project:

Fair warning...

It probably won't progress the same as the projects of others might.  The growing quilt will tell me how to proceed.  Keeping up will be the real challenge, as it was always the reason I never participated in the making of a "real" Round Robin quilt.    We'll just have to wait and see how this goes.  I'm planning to try to complete it in a new (for me) way with this quilt along.  (Last year I completed my top as a ROW Robin.)

What have you gotten yourself into now, Joyful???

Well,  I'm starting "on time" this year, so that's a bonus!  Here's the schedule for this year's SAHRR event:

January 10 - Center Block - Gail @ Quilting Gail
Visit this link to see everyone's starting point!

January 17 - Round 1 - Anja @ Anja Quilts

January 24 - Round 2 - Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

January 31 - Round 3 - Roseanne @ Home Sewn By Us

February 7 - Round 4 - Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts

February 14 - Round 5 - Gail @ Quilting Gail

February 21 - Round 6 - Chris @ Chrisknitssews

February 28 - Link-Up for Finished Quilts - Gail @ Quilting Gail

Thank you to each participating blogger!  I'm looking forward to each new round's reveal.  Although, I'm not promising to keep up with everyone else.  There's a currently LOT going on in my studio!  It's Project QUILTING season AND there is a commission quilt waiting to be completed.  I will try to my best (even if that means falling a week behind like last year.)

Until next time...
QUILT a Round (robin)!!!


  1. I would love to participate in this as I loved so many quilts last year (or was it the year before?) Anywho! What stops me is the same as your first doubt: What did I got myself into? and not being able to keep up with everyone. I don't want to put press on myself this year. I want to be deadline-free quilter. But I will cheer you on. No doubt about that. The centre is a lovely beginning. ;^)

  2. I might be a late starter on this year's party but I will catch up! I like your work so far!

  3. That's a pretty block! Love the heart at the center of the star. This will be fun!

  4. Red is a perfect choice for the center block. Maybe each month's RSC2022 color as you add borders? Hmmm......

  5. Love your center block!! It'll be fun to see how it progresses!
    Happy Quilting! :-)

  6. What a pretty block! Love the red, and always love stars!!

  7. Pretty block will be interesting to watch your progress.

  8. What a fun idea! I've only ever participated in a personal round robin, where friends got together, swapped parts of someone else's quilt, and kept going. The owner didn't get to see her quilt until the top was finished. I loved doing that, and the finished quilt held a place of honor, over our sofa, for many years. I hope you find time to keep up. No doubt the payout will be wonderful.

  9. Beautiful starting block. This will be a fun quilt to watch grow.

  10. What a cute block! It will be perfect for your start. And eager to see how your progress with the shape.

  11. This is a sweet block to start your quilt! I love the heart in the middle and the red is a perfect color to start with. Can't wait to see what you do this year!

  12. I will stay at home and watch al you lovely ladies go to town round and round. Gosh, I am already dizzy :-D

  13. Joyful, I really like your centre block for the SAHRR. It looks joyful, love the heart.

  14. I'm impressed that you remembered that little block and were abe to find it - I'm not sure I could do the same in my quilt room! It will be the perfect block for the SAHRR. Have fun! I'll enjoy seeing your quilt emerge!

  15. Ohhhh That is a perfect block to start your round robin with!! This will be fun to follow along with you!


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