Monday, February 8, 2021

Stay at Home Round Robin - Checkerboard

It's round 4 of Quilting Gail's Stay at Home Round Robin quiltalong, and this week's choice is 'checkerboard'.

red and orange checkerboard quilt round

I'll admit, I wasn't overly wild about the prospect of making 1" squares for a checkerboard, but realized it's what the quilt needed. The other three rounds are busy - it was time to give this quilt a round of rest!

For the checkerboard, I pulled out red again from the center and piano key round. But what to pair it with? There was already enough blue and green, and I certainly didn't want to go down the bright yellow path again. 

Instead, I went with an orange that leans toward red for a perfect pairing.

red and orange checkerboard quilt border

The combo of the two colors, easily made into a checkerboard using strip piecing, certainly calms everything down and lets the eye rest. Because I ran out of the orange, the corners are just the red fabric, which also blends in nicely but also allows for border size fudging.

Check out how my other round robin quilt friends are creating their rounds, and be sure to link up your round this week with Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn by Us.

Now onto the next round, which will probably be blue. I don't really want green because that starts leaning toward a Christmas color scheme being right next to red, which is not where I want this to go. Remember there's a patriotic quilt in the center!

Until next week with another round, 
Happy Quilting!

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  1. This is really looking nice! I just realized I forgot to highlight the linky party this week (ack!).

  2. Red in the corners so you can fudge the checkerboard was BRILLIANT! Wish I had thought to do that! :) I love the colors in yours; I didn't realize the second color was orange but it looks good. (It was reading tan but that did a nice job calming it down.) I'm really enjoying how yours is coming together!

  3. This adds a very nice frame to your SAHRR. Looking good ... :) Pat

  4. Awesome round. Even though a Checkerboard is pretty basic, we have a lot of variety of interpretation.

  5. Love your checkerboard and the way this is turning out.

  6. Your checkerboard is great! I love the colours you chose for this round!

  7. It’s so much fun seeing everyone’s interpretation of the next round! You all are expanding my possibilities! I like your checkered border!

  8. I feel like I missed the addition of the dotted geese so if I did, I really like those! And yes, the checkered border gives it a little rest. Love how this is turning out!

  9. Your RR quilt is looking great. I love the cheerful colors.

  10. Hi Susan! Don't you think your yellow is really toned down now? I do! I really love your choices for the checkerboard round - especially those red cornerstones. It seems to make all of the red in each round really pop out. Thanks for linking up! ~smile~ Roseanne


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