Monday, January 10, 2022

Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR): Center Block

I've had this block around ever since I finished MoROSE Garden back in 2017.  It's an odd size measuring 19.5 x 23.5 at this point. I've had it in with my rose print scraps and for years I've been thinking about using it as the center of a medallion quilt. I usually don't make medallion quilts because I can never think of what to add for each round. 

Well, I guess I don't have to think. Several someone else's are going to do the thinking for me with a prompt each week.  It's called Stay At Home Round Robin or SAHRR 2022 and this week we are supposed to declare our center block. And so, here it is. 

You know I love rose prints and although I used quite a few scraps and yardage with my Roses in December series of quilts I have to say I still have lots of rose print scraps left to use. I've separated out the reds, grays, blacks and whites to use for the SAHRR.  These are the little scraps...

And here's a few larger scrap chunks. 

Not sure what size of quilt I will end up with but I do like BIG quilts. 



 

18 comments:

Linda said...

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I’m not a fan of Medallion Quilts either because I find making the various rounds really hard. So good luck!

Frédérique said...

Pretty medallion block for SAHRR, I'm looking forward to seeing what will be the first border. Have fun!

Julierose said...

Just a lovely Center block for your SAHRR! You have a lot of color choices
with those rose prints for borders...
Hugs, Julierose

Janie said...

Great medallion for the center! It practically tells you what it wants for the next round!
Medallion quilts are one of my fav designs, good challenge.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love this medallion for your center block!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cathy! Well, that block has been in timeout just the perfect amount of time. I rarely make medallion quilts either, for the same reason. I'm glad you have some fabrics left to use in the rounds. I am looking forward to seeing where this QAL takes this piece. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

The Joyful Quilter said...

SAHRR22 is a great use for that Rosy little orphan, Cathy!! Knowing that you like BIG quilts, you could always choose to add a "plain" border between each round.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hooray for finding the solution to a dilemma. Your medallion-to-be is off to a good start.

gayle said...

Excellent!
I'm looking forward to seeing this grow! I had a blast making the Gwennie Medallions a few years ago, so I'm sure you're going to have a lot of fun with this great rosy block!

Pamela Arbour said...

Your SAHRR is going to be beautiful. You will enjoy that process. If I weren't tied to my UFOs right now, I would join in. I hope they do it again next year. It is fun having someone else choose the design each time.

I also took another look at your Kawandi quilt and some of the links you had for it. I had to keep reading until I thought I understood the technique. I will be putting that squirrel in my squirrel cage for another time! I must keep moving on with my UFOs.

Thanks for all of the inspiration.

Sandy Panagos said...

I can't believe you still have rose fabrics left after all the beautiful quilts you made from then in December. That's the perfect center for your SAHRR. Have fun!

sandi s said...

It’s just beautiful!! Hugs,

chrisknits said...

The Round Robin is the perfect place for your lovely block! Good luck with the scraps.

Quilter Kathy said...

That looks like lots of fun! I'm trying to resist joining!

Quilting Gail said...

It's a wonderful center block!!!
Glad to see you're joining us!

QuiltGranma said...

I love rose prints too! Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Such a pretty center!!!

Emily said...

This will make a great round robin center!! I love the idea of roses as your theme, and I'm glad you like the idea of others doing the thinking for you :) It's a fun process.