Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Stay at Home Round Robin - Finished!


Back in January, when blogging friends introduced the Stay at Home Round Robin, I thought it sounded like a fun QAL to join in with, and it has been!  I began with a half yard bundle called "Matchmade" by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics, and made a sawtooth star block - one of my favorite blocks to make.


Each week, one of our QAL hosts decided on a type of block to make for a border.

Week 1: Piano Keys


Week 2: Plus Blocks

Can you see mine?  They're in the corners, connected by strip sets.

Week 3:  Flying Geese


Week 4: Checkerboards


Week 5: Wonky Stars


Which I combined with Week 6: Log Cabin Blocks


Week 7:  Pinwheels

Almost there!

And my finished Stay at Home Round Robin!

41x43

The pieced backing:

I quilted this with an angled crosshatch that creates
 a sort of slanted diamonds design.  I like it a lot and 
will be using it again!

I did order an additional yard of the aqua with pluses, to use for the binding, and it ended up on the back, too.  But, here are all the scraps that are left after finishing - not much!


This quilt will be a birthday gift for my mother-in-law.  It's just the right size for covering her lap and legs, like a wheelchair quilt.  We'll be delivering it to her today (Friday)- our first in-person visit after the year of Covid.  I'm sure looking forward to seeing her!


Thanks so much to Gail at Quilting Gail for coming up with the 
Stay at Home Round Robin idea!
And to the rest of the hosts who gave us the rounds each week:


Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday and at


































28 comments:

Julierose said...

This came together so beautifully--it was a lot of fun watching you do the add-ons for each border and seeing your thought process.
thanks for sharing your journey;))) hugs, Julierose

Kate said...

It's been such fun to watch how everyone interrupts the prompts for the SAHRR. Your version is one of my favorites. The colors are just so fun. Your MIL will certainly enjoy it.

Deb A said...

This came out great! I seem to have stopped after the first round. Love how your's came out. So exciting you are able to visit her today. Have fun.

Libby in TN said...

You were so creative in your interpretation of each clue! I was being too literal and the size of my quilt was getting out of hand. I stole your log cabin corner idea for another quilt.

Linda said...

Fantastic finish Diann! I like seeing your steps and the balance you maintained for each prompt. Love that quilting. How great you get to present it in person to your MIL!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

The quilt turned out great! Enjoy your visit.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I bet your gift will be much appreciated and she will enjoy seeing you both. It was fun to follow along on your quilt making

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How great to have a quilt to gift at a long awaited visit! Looks wonderful, love the colors.

Snowcatcher said...

That really came out nice. Love the color combo, too. The perfect gift after a year of not being able to see each other. Enjoy your visit and stay safe!

Vicki in MN said...

What a great finish and a great gift which I am sure she will appreciate.

Mari said...

Great way to finish up the round robin! Enjoy your visit with your mother in law. I'm sure she will be overjoyed to see you and will love her new quilt.

chrisknits said...

What an awesome finish!!! Love it.

Bernie Kringel said...

I don't often get to see the progress someone makes with fabric from my shop so this was a special treat for me. It is beautiful and wow, you used every bit of it, didn't you!?! Have a lovely, long overdue, visit.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on finishing up your SAHRR quilt, Diann! Enjoy today's visit with your MIL. She's going to LOVE her new quilt!!

MissPat said...

Not only will you be seeing your MIL after a year-long interlude, but you'll come bearing gifts. I'm sure she will be pleased with both your visit and the quilt. Always helps to have a destination to get these QAL projects to the finish line. It was amazing to see all the different ways the participants approached this challenge.
Pat

PaintedThread said...

It looks great! How fun to have it quilted. Enjoy your visit!

Michelle Churchman said...

Love it! It came out so well.

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great job on your "Stay at Home Round Robin". Looks like you had fun.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So jazzy! And I love your color combos!!!

Kat Scribner said...

Love your round robin quilt, Diann Love the fabrics.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Congratulations on a lovely quilt and a wonderful gift for your mother in law. I love the choices you made with the blocks.

Jayne said...

This stay at home idea for a Round Robin is brilliant! I think you incorporated every round perfectly and it turned out to be a beautiful quilt! Congrats!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful finish! I loved your interpretation of the week "rules." Your quilt will be so loved! I hope your visit is a long one!

Barb N said...

Your quilt turned out to be so beautiful! Your mother-in-law will love it. And so fun to get to visit again.

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun!
Such a great idea and your quilt turned out so beautifully!
Congrats on the finish!

grammajudyb said...

So fun to see your total progress and the final finish! Well done, it so pretty! I’m sure your MIL loved it!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I really love how this turned out. You were so clever in some of your design elements. Very inspiring!

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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