Monday, January 24, 2022

Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 2 - Diamonds

Did you finish your curves last week for the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail?

Emily @ The Darling Dogwood is this week's designer, and she has chosen:  Diamonds.

I added a 2.5-inch border using Kona Orange and Regal.  It was easy to cut the diamonds using my Sidekick ruler

A bonus of using the Sidekick ruler is that the pieces fit together for better piecing.

My block now measures 14.5 inches.  My goal is that each round will be 2.5 inches unfinished.  We'll see if I can continue it with next week's theme.  I asked my friend Dena (aka my quilt consultant) for some advice on whether to continue with the navy background for all the rounds.  Stay tuned to see how her advice plays out.

The SAHRR schedule:

January 10 - Centre Block - Gail @ Quilting Gail

January 17 - Round 1 - Anja @ Anja Quilts

January 24 - Round 2 - Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

January 31 - Round 3 - Roseanne @ Home Sewn by Us

February 7 - Round 4 - Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

February 14 - Round 5 - Gail @ Quilting Gail

February 21 - Round 6 - Chris @ Chrisknitssews 

February 28 - Link-up for finished quilts -  Gail @ Quilting Gail


  1. I like your diamonds and the movement they create. You know I love that orange border!!

  2. Hi Anja! Ooh-la-la this is looking great. I love those little diamonds sprinkled about. It's like they got caught is the whirlwind from the spinning center! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. I love how your block is coming together. I still need to do last week's curvy border, but I plan to get to that today.

  4. I like that you switched over to orange for the background for this round but still kept a touch of navy. I'm definitely curious to see how it plays out for you!

  5. I like your diamonds, as Wendy said they give the piece movement! I also like the orange.

  6. Oh, that's fun! I love the way you did your diamonds, and I'm really interested in the idea of each round only being 2 1/2" wide.

  7. Love the diamonds! Looking forward to both Dena's advice and the 2" rounds. Whatever happens, this is a fun quilt.

  8. Great diamonds. I like that they are angled differently.

  9. Hi Anja. Love your diamonds. Your SAHRR is coming along beautifully. 😉

  10. I've never seen the Sidekick ruler in action before. Thanks for sharing what a benefit it can be for diamond piecing, Anja!

  11. I love how this is coming together, Anja! That orange and navy seems to be your signature colour combination :)


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