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2023 SAHRR

It’s that time again! Time to get our machines wound up and our rotary cutters rolling! Time to dive into your stash or run out to the shop to get that perfect pull of fabrics.

My pull was all from stash! I love Kim Diehl fabrics and collect pieces whenever I come across ones I like. So I grabbed some of my favs and bought some more on Friday. A few in my line up are other lines, but will work with the color scheme I have planned.

To prepare for my Round Robin I turn to my EQ8 program to see what I can come up with. In the past I have usually had a block in mind for my center, but this time I was kind of adrift. And then, I saw it, a block online somewhere that was perfect. Knowing what the weekly designs are ahead of time, I mock up my project to get an idea of how my design will flow. And while I loved the final project, it just wasn’t going to be doable in the time frame we are looking at, so I dropped back and thought about it.

Happily I was able to come up with a design that still let me use the original block, but it will be used in a slightly different way than I first imagined. So, here’s my block!

A very simple 9 patch that is weighted in the center.

As the weeks progress you will catch on that my 2023 RR is taking a decidedly different tack than the ones from past years. It’s nothing ground breaking, but it’s the best design for me right now. Oh, the mystery! LOL.

Now, show us your blocks! Quilting Gail has the link up this week, be sure to check out all the beginnings for the 2023 SAHRR! Check out all the sponsors who have donated prizes for the 2023 SAHRR at Gail’s site.

26 thoughts on “2023 SAHRR

  1. Kim Diehl’s fabrics are so lovely – I have a stash of them that I pull out now and then. I love the colors in your center block, and I’m very curious about where you are going this year! Fun!

  2. Hi Chris! WOWEE! A 9-patch with a weighted center. I’ve never heard of that but 9-patches are a fabulous place to start. I can’t wait to see your decidedly different track, my friend. Woohoo! #SAHRR23 is off to a fabulous start. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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