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Monday, January 16, 2023

2023 SAHRR - Starting Block

30" square Delectable Starburst

Today is the beginning of the 2023 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR), hosted by the fine folks listed alphabetically at the bottom of this post. Click on each one to see their introductory blocks!


SAHRR is a fun event that starts with each person having a center block (or orphan block), and borders are added by way of a "prompt" or suggestion from the hosts. Starting next Monday a prompt will be given each week for you to use in any way you like, and on March 13 there will be a parade of the final quilts or flimsies. There are several event sponsors, so there will opportunities to win a neat prize! Find out more by clicking on the logo above.

 
Pattern inspiration photo from Pinterest
Our posts today feature our center or starting blocks. Mine is called Delectable Starburst, and I first saw this photo of it on Pinterest. Clicking on it did not give me the pattern, so I searched all over the internet but never could find it. Then I tried to figure out the pattern myself but had no luck with this and finally gave up. A few weeks ago I was looking at photos I had saved and came across this ponto and fell in love with it again. I decided to send a message to the person who posted it on Pinterest. And after a few weeks I got a response!

I can't tell you how delighted I was to find that yes there is a pattern, and the pattern author, Carole Dietrich, very graciously refused payment and gifted me the pattern! Her only stipulation is that I do not distribute the pattern and to send her a photo when I make it. So you can see that I really want to do justice to this beautiful block!

Color inspiration photo

Toby approved the fabric selection

For colors, I chose the ones from the afghan bed runner I made last summer (read about it here). I love the variegated yarn with its brown, purple, gold, rusty orange, and various shades of gray. My SAHRR plan is to make at least a throw-sized quilt for the bed. Carol's instructions for making this block were excellent, and there were tips included that were very helpful. I was amazed at how everything went together, and it made 30 inch square.


2021 SAHRR All Roads Lead Home At Christmas

This is my 3rd year participating in SAHRR. My quilt for the 2021 SAHRR is one of my favorite quilts -  "All Roads Lead Home At Christmas" - and it graced the guest bed during the holidays. You can find the inspiration for the center block here at the blog of Pieceful Thoughts by Wendy.


2022 SAHRR flimsy

My 2022 SAHRR flimsy was originally a block called "Christmas Logs" from Moda's Countdown to Christmas 2018. I had intended to finish it for this past Christmas and forgot all about it!


Jack is checking for loose threads.

If you'd like to join in SAHRR for this year, it isn't too late! Just click here for information and jump right in - there are prizes to be had! Be sure to check out all the other starting blocks and check heck next Monday at any of the blogs listed below for the first prompt!
Anja at Anja Quilts
Chris at  Chrisknitssews
Gail at Quilting Gail
Roseanne & Sue at Home Sewn by Us

I am linking my post to the following blogs:

26 comments :

  1. Your starting block is gorgeous! I love the colors you used.

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  2. Very pretty block! I look forward to watching your progress on it :-) My cousins did a different kind of round robin where they each started a block then passed it to the next cousin for each round (I'm not sure I'm describing that right). It was fun to see their results.

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  3. I love your Center! Going to be a pretty one. Hugs

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  4. What a great center block! Love the color palette you've decided on. Your past quilts turned out beautifully. I'm hoping I can keep up with the prompts, this is the first year I've played along.

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  5. Linda, your block is gorgeous! That's a fun story of how you found the pattern - persistence pays off! Love the colors you've chosen for it,too. I have a block and fabric pull for this year's SAHRR, but at the moment we're in the Phoenix Airport waiting for our flight home to board. I'll have to share it tomorrow!

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  6. Fantastic centre block, Linda! So happy you're joining us for SAHRR!!!

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  7. Hi Linda! WOW. Your center block is STUNNING. Yes, yes, yes! I can easily see the color inspiration. A throw sized end project is easily within your reach. I love that photo of Toby approving your fabric selection and Jack checking it out to see it was worthy of warming him up yet! I forgot about your project from last year! You did have a few things going on during the year . . . but hopefully you'll find time to finish that beauty up for Christmas this year. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. I like your colors a lot; interesting center block too.

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  9. Love your starting block! It will get to be a pretty big quilt I think...it will be fun to see it grow. Still waffling on my block...due to fabric concerns!

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  10. Gorgeous, I love the colours. It's going to really sparkle.

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  11. Great start with that beautiful block, Linda.

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  12. That is a beautiful block for your center, so nice you were able to secure the pattern!

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  13. Fantastic block to start off with Linda. The colors are gorgeous. I am joining in this year as well. Should be lots of fun!

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  14. Very pretty block and good sized too!

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  15. I never cease to be in awe of the precision and straight lines and perfect corners that real quilters are able to create.

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  16. I love this block and it will be tons of fun as you have so many colors to play with.

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  17. OMG!!! I love it!! I must get that pattern. It is a great center block for a medallion style quilt.

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  18. Your starting block is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing what you do with in the coming weeks.

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  19. Jack and Toby are awesome supervisors!! I know you appreciate the help! LOL I LOVE your center block. How nice of the pattern author to let you use it for free! It's a really nice size! Thanks for linking it up with Monday Musings!

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  20. Oh I love the starting block! Thanks for the reminder that the round robin has started.. I'd better get busy! Hope you're having a lovely week and thank you for joining in on Monday This and That! xx

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  21. I love the detail in this block. Honestly, I don’t know how you do it.

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  22. I love the Medallion for the quilt! so tempting, but not the year! Hugs!

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