SAHRR2022 Finale Parade and Our Finish Recap

It’s about time for a wrap and recap of the 2022 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR). The parade is being held on March 21. Before I get into the meat and potatoes, let me assure you that there WILL be a 2023 version. How exciting is that?! Throughout the year you might just stumble on the perfect block that needs to be a medallion and built upon to make it shine. Keep that in mind! Now to the fun part, and our SAHRR finished piece. I have to share a bit of background for those who have no idea we were working on something so special.

January – March Recap

Quilting Gail and five of her blogging/quilting friends put their heads together for the second annual SAHRR for 2022. The six of us each selected a center block to build upon via weekly border prompts:

The rules are fairly simple – select a center block you’d like to feature and build upon. You have free rein on how a prompt is interpreted and even if you might skip a row.

Our Focus and a Change of Plans

It was easy for us to select a center block because we had just recently finished a ballerina quilt for our great-niece, Addison. Fabrics by Tula Pink’s Fairy Dust line hit the mark for the quilt, and we continued using them for the SAHRR. Originally, we planned to make a wall hanging but after a few rounds we were asked to switch directions. Addison just received a big girl dresser for her bedroom and it needed a runner. Would we please make one for her? Umm, yes is the quick response!

No Biggie Switching Directions

While we had several rounds sewn together, it was no big deal to rip them apart. We needed to make this piece wider in a 18″ x 36″ dimension. Unfortunately, that didn’t allow us to share too many updates throughout the six rounds. It is still almost a mystery as to how the runner finished! Here are the six rounds in a quick pictorial slideshow:

More details on how we interpreted each of the prompts are in the links near the bottom of this post.

A Pleasing Layout Recap

Before the runner request I was determined to make a wall hanging that was not square. Placement of the heart blocks were to be above and below the center star, and the diamonds on each side.

With the switch to a runner, the hearts got moved to the side to increase its overall length. The center block finished at 12″ so we could only add 6″ to the top or bottom.

How on earth would we make room for our own star blocks along with signature, appliqué or rail fence, and the shoo-fly blocks?! Of course, it all worked out quite nicely we think!

A Ta-Da Finish

When the pieces were all complete it was so easy to fit them together into the final version. The nifty signature block was easily combined with appliquéd letters – Addison even picked out the fabric to spell out her name!

Our wonky stars highlight her name and it wasn’t long before it was all layered for quilting. I took the easy route and did a straight stitch with my walking foot in both directions. Simple and easy to let the star shine, so to speak.

Here it is on her new dresser, hosting items of importance and keeping the dresser itself scratch-free. We did get a happy dance from Addison but I wasn’t quick enough to capture it!

A Recap of Our SAHRR2022 Posts:

This will be shared on Quilting Gail‘s website for the SAHRR parade starting on Monday, March 21st. Since this is our first finish of 2022, I’m also sharing it on Wendy’s Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life. She is hosting TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s Finish Friday) on the 11th. It’s thrilling to be able to finally share our first finish. We are all looking forward to seeing the link up for the parade!

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16 Responses

  1. I love reading about how this runner evolved from wallhanging to dresser topper! It truly is beautiful and so special too. Addison did an excellent job picking out that blue because it pops immediately! Such a perfect SAHRR.

  2. What a perfect table runner for Addison’s dresser!! Love that Tula fabric!!

  3. Mary says:

    Your finished SAHRR2022 dresser runner for Addison is absolute perfection!

  4. Dawn says:

    Addison’s dresser runner turned out perfect! She is one lucky girl. Isn’t it fun to spoil our littles with so much love!

  5. Emily says:

    This turned out fabulously!!!!! I love it and I bet Addison does, too! Great colors and it’s so fun. Looks great on the dresser!

  6. Chris says:

    Love, love, love this finish!!! It’s just a perfect touch to her room.

  7. Jan says:

    I love the way you made this your own!! Well done. Life got in the way but I will finish up my SAHRR in good time.

  8. The Table runner is perfect! No wonder Addison did a happy dance!
    Thank you for joining in and being a co-host for SAHRR 2022! Looking forward to our 2023 SAHRR adventure! 🙂

  9. Kathleen McCormick says:

    This runner is so perfect, and the fairy dust remains a perfect background for Ms. Addison! Of course, I’m sure there were a few happy dances – one from Addison and one from the great aunties that finished their project!

  10. Cheree Hull says:

    Oh I love how it looks on there! This makes me want to do more quilting for our home. I never seem to get around to that!

  11. Your runner turned out perfectly for Addison’s dresser, Roseanne! I love how you needed to revise your original plan, and you made all those pieces and parts work. I just finished my SAHRR last night! Looking forward to the parade of quilts.

  12. How sweet!!!
    This turned out so great!!!

  13. Wendy Tuma says:

    Addison’s dresser runner turned out so well! I love the fabrics, they are perfect for a little girl. I’m sure she did a happy dance over this lovely finish!

  14. Joyce says:

    Addison is one lucky gal. The runner is pretty and personal and made with love!

  15. Tracie says:

    This turned out perfectly! I bet Addison did a happy dance — I would too. The Tula Pink Fairy Dust fabric is so sweet and adds a sprinkle of magic.

  16. Love Addison’s dresser runner–no wonder she did a happy dance! It’s spectacular and so are your projects! Hugs and love!

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