Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SAHRR ~ Round 2 ~ Plus Sign Border


Here is my second border for the Stay-At-Home Round Robin.

This week's prompt for the second border called for Plus Sign Blocks.

This was a good choice for me because I knew I wanted a less busy border

with a lot of the gray and white background print

to lighten and frame the bold center.

I cut up my scraps and made one plus sign block.

I decided to make three more and use these as the cornerstones.

Then I strip pieced long side borders to match the plus sign.

I am happy with how this frames the center.

This is for the

All you Need to Know to Join SAHRR @ Quilting Gail

The prompts are weekly on Mondays.

This is where I started with this orphan Star Chain Block at center.

This is my first border, which called for piano keys.

I am very much enjoying building this quilt.

Linking up today with 

SAHRR Round 2 Linky Party

Thanks to

Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

for organizing this week's round. 

Looking forward to seeing what next week's border will be.



quiltingbydawn said...

Your SAHRR quilt is coming along quite nicely! Clever use of the plus sign!

piecefulwendy said...

I really like how this is turning out. Your fabrics are just lovely!

Juliann said...

I like your take on this round! Very creative

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Clever use of the plus signs!!! Love them as cornerstones and a magic frame!!!

Dorian said...

Good morning Pat, I like this border, it frames the center nicely. I didn't hop on this band wagon, but it looks like fun. Have a great day.

Emily said...

I'm loving this!!! First, I love how your original block extends into your piano key border. And the plus signs then becoming a long border to give your eye a place to rest is brilliant, and it really frames what you have so far. Lovely! Thanks for playing along!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

When I saw your post on Instagram, I knew I wanted to follow your lead, Pat. I really like the plus signs in the corners and the strips going along the sides! Thanks for the inspiration!

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