I’m doing double duty with today’s Stay at Home Round Robin post. I didn’t manage to get Round 3 completed in time to participate in the linkup, so I’m doubling up today! Thanks to Quilting Gail for organizing this fun challenge.

Round 3

Round 3 was hosted by Anja Quilts and she asked the quilters to make a round of flying geese. I used this tutorial by Amy Gibson to sew up flying geese using charm squares, which made the process a bit faster (and a ton of fun – it felt a bit like dancing with fabric). I let myself get a little stressed about falling behind, but I’m happy with how this round turned out!

Round 4

Our current round – Round 4 – is hosted by Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn By Us. Their challenge? Checkerboard! Because I didn’t want to fall behind again and because I thought the quilt could use a little white space, I decided to do a super simple round and put the checkerboard in the corners and use the background fabric on the sides. Juliann at Chasing Stories inspired me by doing something similar with her third round – thank you, Juliann!

I like this little pause and am hoping it works well with the last two rounds. I really like how that red rose fabric is working out in the corner of each round! I’m ready for Monday and our next set of instructions.

Again – thank you to everyone who is helping to host this fun project. I’ve been quilting for 8-9 years and have never done anything like this – it’s been really cool to just go with the flow and let go of control over a project. I should try it more often!

11 thoughts

  1. I didn’t notice it until you specifically mentioned it, but that red moving out toward the corners is such a great feature that ties the whole thing together!

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  2. I am just in awe, Katie! I have been knitting a LONG time, and if someone said lets start with a cast on, and each week the task was up to me to create the next section… I’d be stuck at the cast on. This is lovely, unique, creative, and STUNNING! Wow!

    I bow to your amazing skills!

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    1. Thanks, Kat! Luckily the weekly hosts tell us what to do with each round (piano keys, plus signs, flying geese, etc), but it’s up to us to figure out all of the math and how to make it all work – that’s tricky!

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  3. Hi! This is coming together so nicely, don’t you think?!! I just LOVE the red “X” that is forming by pulling that red out from the center. It is a really aggressive timeline – I was worried about that myself at first! I’m glad you were able to catch up and I really can’t wait to see your next round. Wendy picked it and it is my favorite of all the rounds. Thanks so much for linking up this week. It’s so nice to ‘meet’ you! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thanks, Roseanne!! I’m excited about Wendy’s round – wonky stars! I haven’t started on it yet, but think I have an idea about how I’m going to approach it!

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