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SAHRR Round One

For the second week of the Stay at Home Round Robin challenge, Chris asked us to make piano keys.


In the world of quilting a piano keys border is one with narrow rectangles in assorted colors sewn together. Oh, I get it, this is like string piecing!

After looking at the other participant’s interpretations, I came back to my own center panel. I decided that my main objective for this round is to continue the outward thrust of the corner triangles. Using the same fabrics, I made half square triangles to use as corner posts.

Then I got out my orange and blue-green fabric scraps, cut them into two inch wide strips and sewed the strips together on the long edge. I alternated the two hues and arranged them from light to dark in shade.

These were cut cross-wise into three inch strips, which I then attached to my panel, adding the corner posts as I went along.

This post is linked with the group Stay At Home Round Robin. If you would like to see the work of other members….

Here’s their links:


One of six children, I was raised by a busy mom, who instilled in me a love of fabric. Though I learned to sew and knit at a young age, it was the arrival of my first grandchild that pushed me into action. A long-time knitter, I am now ready to explore all things fiber.

16 thoughts on “SAHRR Round One

    1. Good. The thing I like about this project is that each round can be done within a short period of time. – at least that’s true so far. I’ll see how complicated the prompts get as they come along.


    1. It is a craft that can cost a fortune to pursue, starting with the sewing machine. It’s astounding how much quilters pay for a plastic ruler. For me, I will probably keep my quilting efforts modest.

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  1. Hi Laura! Well, well, well isn’t this lovely?! I just LOVE the way you carried those HSTs into this second border. They really pull out and highlight those fabrics in the center block. Gosh, I can’t wait to see how this pieces progresses throughout the SAL. ~smile~ Roseanne

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