SAHRR2023 Quilt Parade Finish

We’re to the end of our 2023 Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR2023 and #SAHRR23). Five of our quilting blogger friends have joined us in hosting a round and encouraging everyone. This week, Gail, who has been the impetus of the SAHRR throughout, hosts the final quilt parade. All six of us will share a post with our final project and some details. I’m starting out with our finish because I am pleased with how it turned out!

Our SAHRR2023 Blogging Friends

The SAHRR2023 Schedule

Here is this year’s weekly posting schedule and we had a weekly linky party. You’ll find this week’s final linky party button at the bottom of this post!

You’ve made it to the finish line.

The SAHRR2023 Prizes!

New this year are prizes from some great sponsors:

We will announce the winners of all the prizes by March 27th.

Our Previous SAHRR Projects

Here’s a little nod at our projects for SAHRR2021 and SAHRR2022:

Our SAHRR23 Parade Build-up

For this year’s round-robin, I found inspiration back in July 2022. The pieced sewing machine picture popped into my email one day and it spoke to me. I knew that I could incorporate each round as the block prompts were announced.

First, I headed over to EQ8 to draw out some different color choices on a white background. As we got closer to the launch date and the time to start sewing, I realized that we needed to make a switch. Our sewing room is a pale yellow and my Ellie sewing machine is white. From there, we worked toward our finished quilt top.

SAHRR2023 Round One, Two, and Four – the Spool Block, the Star Block, and the Flying Geese Block

It became apparent quite quickly that I couldn’t share updates beyond one block at a time. Thankfully, it is easy to take pictures in progress while making each block. By the fourth round, I could even share this layout which was to become the base of the sewing machine.

SAHRR23 Round Five – Square in a Square Block with the Hourglass Block

While it was easy to announce and share our boring middle block of a simple yellow square, it was much harder to share any blocks around it.

Our quilt top was pieced together in rows . . . and there were no actual prompts or blocks in the center block row. By the sixth round, we could finally share the whole puzzle leading up to today’s parade!

SAHRR23 Quilting Choices

The best laid plans . . . didn’t happen but that’s okay. I ended up doing a one-inch grid quilting pattern over the entire pieced top except over the center block. That’s where I wrote, “Home Sewn By Us 2023” with blue thread. While I wanted to do some special quilting in each area, time just wasn’t my friend. I did manage to add a needle and thread to the spool. It looks like I was playing the thread game with our wall hanging sewing machine. Of course, I won the thread game!

SAHRR2023 Linky Party For the Quilt Parade:

Head over to Quilting Gail’s website for the final linky party. You can link up until March 20th!

SAHRR2023 It’s A Parade Wrap

We hope you have enjoyed this year’s Stay at Home Round Robin! I’ll leave you with our finished project and a peek into our sewing room. You can see we really do have pale yellow walls!

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18 Responses

  1. Roseanne you totally scored a touchdown with this SAHRR quilt! I couldn’t for the LIFE of me figure out what you were making and figured it was for one of the kidlets, a creature maybe of some kind?! And then, the creature is your baby! Just so cool, and a project I’ve wanted to make for my sewing room for some time. I even bought Lorna’s (Sew Fresh Quilts) pattern she has out for a wallhanging similar to this!

  2. Emily says:

    It’s a sewing machine!!!! How fabulous! I did not see that coming! Love it! This is truly fun, and I love that you added “How Sewn By Us” and made it visible. What a fun SAHRR!

  3. Hi Roseanne. You and Sue did the most amazing little quilt. I love the way you used the prompts to make your sewing machine.

  4. Mari says:

    Oh, how creative! Of course I love the yellow background and the use of the blocks. And it’s all finished, so no UFO!

  5. Dawn says:

    Roseanne, your quilt is adorable. A clever way to use the prompts and a perfect wall hanging for your title Home Sewn By Us! ❤️

  6. Eva says:

    It is really a super creative way to solve the problem how to use the prompts. Super wall hanger! So nice quilting!!! It is so inspiering… to sew a sewing machine huddy is a point on my list for long time. And now it will be easy to do. It makes so much fun. Is anybody knowing how many projects will be there in the end this year? And how many there are last year?
    This will be intersting.

  7. Susan says:

    Amazing. I never saw that coming.

  8. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Such a fabulous SAHRR! I love that you changed the background to match the sewing room. It is beautiful hanging on your door. There were so many clever ideas this year, and this is tops on my list!

  9. Rochelle Summers says:

    What a wonderful final quilt and a great welcoming to your sewing room. You did keep me guessing through out the whole sew along. I am impressed with that sewing machine. Did you find the pattern after you saw the photo or did you draft your own? Congratulations on a wonderful finish and for keeping me guessing!! Hugs.

  10. Laura says:

    Well done! A great design and so appropriate for your sewing studio! Love! 🙂

  11. bernie says:

    Love this!!! It was so fun to wonder what you were up to. Making such small bits each time there was a prompt left me all confused. This is adorable – and actually I quite like the basic quilting. It leaves the piecing to be the star, plus the written words in the center.

  12. I LOVE this!! You did a great job incorporating the prompts into this quilt!

  13. That is so cute, Roseanne! I love it as a welcome sign into your sewing room. Such a fun finish!

  14. Melva says:

    So cute! It has been fun following along with everyone.

  15. Wendy says:

    Oh fer cute! I love it – it’s just perfect!

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    It turned out just perfect for your door! We even got a teeny peek in your sewing room through the partially open door. You need to invite us in further!!!

  17. Jan says:

    Well done, You! What a clever way to make it all work.

  18. Gail says:

    Very clever! Love how you used the blocks in your sewing machine wall hanging!

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