It’s time to show off our SAHRR quilts. I lagged a little behind in each week’s round, but I did finally get it completed and quilted (though not bound yet!) and I’m ready to show it off!! I’m so glad I was able to participate this year! I thank Gail for hosting, and each blogger who challenged us in a round! And yes, I did have a few challenges! But that’s how we grow, right?!

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching everyone’s progress since January, and seeing all the different interpretations of the round directions. I must admit my least favorite round was curves, but I worked on those and survived!! YAY! For my center, I chose a block that I used as a test for my pink gradations Island Batik Step by Step Challenge in January, using the Dynamic Dresden technique by Susan K. Cleveland. Round 2 was those dreaded curves. I decided to do my setting a little differently LOL. Round 3 was diamonds. I made some BIG diamonds! Round 4 was stars, and I used a heart star pattern that is free from the Fat Quarter Shop blog. Round 5 was signature blocks. Since I was behind, I chose to add those with my star block round and then added sashing to the sides to make it a good size for the final round 6, which was the shoo-fly block.

All the fabrics are Island Batik, most of which were provided to me by Island Batik, and from the Chantilly collection. A few were from my stash of Island Batik fabrics. The background fabric is a basic that is always available, Almond, which is one of my favorites which I ran out of, and purchased more from one of my fellow Island Batik ambassadors, Maryellen McAuliffe, who has an Etsy shop (MaryMackMadeMine) and sells beautiful Island Batik fabrics, among other things. You can check her shop out here. I have purchased from her and can tell you, she provides GREAT service! So now, without further ado, I present SAHRR 2022! I used my AccuQuilt Qubes for most of these blocks!

I had fun playing with my Pro-Stitcher for the quilting. I’m not sure fun is really the correct word because if anything could go wrong, it did!! I had a few challenges, but managed to overcome them. I love this motif, the clam shell feather, from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation.) It was another dreary and windy day for a picture, but it has been raining the past two days, so that’s just the way it has to be!

My car is still in the shop, so I was unable to go to my LQS for some of my favorite binding on a roll (easy-peasy!!) to bind this with. I’m hoping to have it back by the time this posts.

I would like to thank Island Batik, Schmetz needles, and Hobbs Batting for generously supplying the materials used to make this quilt!

I’ll be linking up with Gail of Quilting Gail, for the SAHRR parade today, and maybe a few other linky parties. Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon!


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  1. Carol Andrews

    Brenda this is just the prettiest quilt. Love the fabrics and quilting.

  2. Catherine Kizerian

    Your quilt is unique and so lovely! Congrats on an (almost, LOL) finish!!

  3. texasquiltgal

    Brenda your quilt is just beautiful! Your elements are so pretty and well done, and I love the colors you used. And of course the batiks are just gorgeous. Nice finish!

  4. piecefulwendy

    Love your quilt, Brenda! It really turned out well, and the colors are lovely!

  5. quiltinggail

    Brenda, you quilt is fantastic!!!! LOVE it! Thank you SEW much for joining us for the SAHRR and making this beautiful quilt! And thank you for linking up for the parade! 🙂

  6. sewswift

    This is really beautiful and your quilting looks amazing!

  7. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! Your quilt top turned out just lovely. I just how you alternated the shoo fly blocks with a colored background and then a white one. And those heart stars are so darn fun! Great job all the way around. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Kathleen McCormick

    I love this! You did a fabulous job. I love the center block and commend you for embracing the curves. Congratulations on another almost done! Hope your car gets back to you soon….need to chat about the binding you buy…might be nice to have some on hand.

  9. Daryl

    Beautiful quilt Brenda!


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