2024 Stay At Home Round Robin – Finish

It is a bit early but my SAHRR project is finished and I am excited to share it! This event began in mid-January. With suggestions each week from a group of bloggers, the participants made quilts that could not be more unique. We were to pick a center to start with and build from there. Some quilters kept their center at the middle and others chose to off-set it. I made a small quilt (17″ x 18″) and others made large lap size quilts. Overall, it was so much fun.

Stepping Stones Quilt; May, 2016

My main goal was to use a bag of fabric that remained from my Stepping Stones quilt, made back in 2016. While I wasn’t able to use all of the scraps, I did manage to stick to using bits from that bag for this mini quilt.

Choosing designs to quilt in the various sections was fun. Loops, cross hatch and triangles filled most of the sections. I did quite a bit of dense pebbling on the black strips which was silly because it is impossible to see. I felt like I was quilting in a very dark room and just hoping what I was doing was right. The black thread was nearly impossible to see on the black fabric. I wish I had used dark gray.

Here is a close shot of some of the quilting.

I have the quilt hanging above the guest bed (which is in a corner of the sewing room). It looks a little lonely having there but I am on the hunt for something to hang with it. For the meanwhile, it is hanging out all by itself. Doesn’t this picture make a person think I have an immaculate sewing room?? Let’s just say there is a reason the photo was taken from this angle. πŸ™‚

Many, many thanks to Gail, Wendy, Kathleen, Anja, Emily, and Brenda for the fun weekly prompts. I am excited to see the other finishes that are linked up at Quilting Gail’s site on March 18th.

I hope you will participate in and enjoy the upcoming Villa Rosa Designs blog hop!! It is sure to be lots of fun – so many quilts and patterns to be shared and prizes to be won. See you back here for my post on Saturday, March 16th!

31 thoughts on “2024 Stay At Home Round Robin – Finish

    1. Bernie Post author

      Hmmm, I don’t know what to call it. But it was a whole lot of fun to make.
      Hope life is going well Sue. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

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  1. Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl

    Congratulations on the finish! Quilting with black thread on black is an exercise on the eyes (or on faith) for sure. I love that you were able to stick with the scraps for the quilt. What did you use for the backing (more leftovers or something else)?

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    1. Bernie Post author

      How did I forget to include a bit of the back?? I just used a black and white scrap I had left over from another backing. I think got excited to hang it and wasn’t thinking of the other side. An exercise in faith is the perfect description for tone on tone quilting! Sigh.

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  2. Eva

    This is fantastic to see… I love the colours and how you did it!! It makes so much fun this SAHRR… hope we will have on in 2025! But first … finishing this year. No UFO. I work hard on the back but runnning out of batting and quickly not to get. So only fotos of the back…
    It will be really really interesting to see the parade! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      It is ok if you aren’t quite finished in time. That is how life goes. This year I made such a small quilt – it wasn’t a problem to get it done. Yours is much bigger and taking more time. I am also excited to see all of the finished next week, yours included!

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  3. Wendy

    This turned out so good, and it looks great on the wall (by that other quilt that I love!). Had to chuckle at the photo angle – been there, done that!!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Wendy – I like having both of the blue quilts near each other. As for the photo angle – Isn’t that how all of social media is?? Just the good side. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Kathleen McCormick

    Congratulations on a fabulous finish! Black on black is so tough…learned that the hard way when I first started quilting! I am sure you will find other things to make this all work in that room. I love the angled shot to avoid the working sewing room. Did you have to clean off threads? I know I would!

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  5. TerryK

    Congratulations on your wonderful finish! It is such a bright and happy quilt! As for quilting with black thread on black fabric. . .not fun! I try to use a navy thread or a dark brown thread so I can see where I have been. Sometimes, I think these old eyes can “see” and use a tone on tone. . .like white on white. . .not a smart move!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      The old eyes couldn’t see at all. I suppose since it doesn’t show up well, it doesn’t matter how accurate the little circles are with the pebbled quilting. Hahaha. Lesson learned – again – I do believe I went through this frustration before. Hmmm, how many times until I remember not to do this??

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! Yep – all free motion. After I was part way through the black on black quilting I remembered having tried this before. Ugh – my memory failed me! Hopefully I will remember this for next time. πŸ™‚

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      1. Linda at Texas Quilt Gal

        I should have mentioned, I had to do that in our living room when I took a photo or two of my Villa Rosa quilt, trying to leave out the sheet on the sofa (that is there because the dogs won’t stay off it) and the cat houses and toys strewn around. It’s like we have a day care center!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Indeed. The Villa Rosa patterns and the Fabric Cafe 3 Yard patterns are both great for making a simple, cute quilt in little time.
      Nice to hear from you Carole. I hope all is well!!

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  6. Tracie

    Bernie, your mini quilt turned out great! It’s fun to see how each quilter interpreted the prompts. And now you have a unique beauty hanging in your guest room. What a great way to use leftover fabric.

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  7. Gail Sheppard

    Great Quilt!!! I love how you used up scraps to make it!! That can be very difficult at times!
    Thank you for participating in the SAHRR’24 and for linking up!

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  8. JanineMarie

    I love how modern this quilt is!! And your custom quilting fits so well with the design. Black on black seems impossible to me, but I bet it shows some incredible texture. The quilt looks wonderful in your pristine sewing room. Wink wink. Now I need to go check out what else you’ve been up to with the postcard patterns on the blog hop, because I’m sure that’s going to be fun, too.

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  9. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts

    Bernie, this turned out great! It’s been fun following along as you created your SAHRR, and so amazing that’s it’s all leftovers from the previous quilt, too. You need to make a few more fun mini quilts to add to that wall!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I have been thinking and looking around for something to fill in on the wall. I want some wood or metal piece to add a different texture to it. But it absolutely needs to be filled out. πŸ™‚

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