Monday, February 28, 2022

(Not So...) Mini Monday - SAHRR22 - Round 6

Welcome to this week's edition of (Not so) Mini Monday... again, a little bit early!!  The timing of the SAHRR requires that I link up each round's progress no later than Sunday night or else link the party closes without me.  :o((


... My "completed" Round FIVE prompt of the 2022 SAHRR ended like this:

I opted to combine the prompts for a smaller end result...

That meant that when Chris @ Chris Knits announced the prompt for Round SIX, I was STILL back on Round TWO.

What did she have in mind???

Shoo Fly blocks.

My immediate reaction to that...

How on Earth am I going to make this fit?!  I am SEW not excited!!!

How will you proceed, Joyful???

As always, I started with a trip to my Scrap Center:

The Red basket and the pink basket came out to play...


What to do?  What to do?  I briefly entertained the idea of shrinking the blocks (because that's what I do!)  However, the plan for this round remained a mystery.  Until... My friend LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color lamented about what she should do to make the blocks fit her theme.

My suggestion???

I recommended making low contrast blocks and that's when a lightbulb went off in my head.  That might be the perfect idea for my own 2022 Stay at Home Round Robin project!

Then, for my project...

Her suggestion was appliqueing circles to the centers to make more/different flowers.

I planned to put that idea into play, but when I dug for fabric...

Another thought came to mind.  What if the Shoo Fly corner could mimic a leaf for the flowers I made during Round Five?


You KNOW that I had to give it a try:

Stay tuned...

Because that's as far as I got this week!  I'm hoping to have the top together for the finished quilt roundup.  That's not the point of that link party, but I know how other things (like the two commission quilts I'm working on) have a habit of getting in the way.

Edited to add...

I missed the linkup. AGAIN.  :o((

LeeAnna warned me, but I mathed out the hours and then forgot what time that meant.  If there's ONE THING that I wished would CHANGE about next year's event, there would be a STANDARD LINK ENDING TIME!!!  (If there's a second thing that I could change, the SAHRR "work weeks" would coincide with the "OFF" weeks for the Project QUILTING challenge and would skip the PQ work weeks.)

Until next time...
Sew aROUND!!!


  1. I missed the linkup this week too, but I didn't have much to show anyway. I agree that it would be nice if the SAHRR didn't overlap with the Project Quilting challenge weeks. Maybe two weeks per round for the SAHRR?

  2. Well, aren't you the clever girl? It's fun hearing about the process and how you make decisions each step of the way. It's coming along!


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