I have already started a new quilt….I know I am being super productive at the moment. I actually started this last week and had given you all a peek at it with the inner circles completed.
Name: “Phased Circles”
Fabric: Mix of Carolyn Friedlander’s Architextures and Botanic lines; and the solids are all new Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons (Green=Wasabi, Blue=Prussian, Pink=Valentine, Jade=Breakers, Orange=Torch, Yellow=Curry).
Look, I changed the background of the circles, and used lower-volume prints in the same color (where possible). The quilt top is already half completed – I am awaiting a delivery of solids for the other side to be completed.
I have not completely decided on the top and bottom borders being 10 inches, it feels at this stage a little too much. I might once it is completed but them back to around 5 inches.
I reversed needle-turn appliqué the circles in the backgrounds, which was the first time I tried this. I did started with a test block as I didn’t want to start right on the real thing. I was so impressed with this one, I moved on to the rest of them. I will have a tutorial ready for Friday to show you how to make your block…surprisingly they are relatively quick.
My June goal for ALYOF (a lovely year of finishes – see button on right) is to finish this quilt – quilt top, quilted, and bound.
I am linking up today with:
- Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (button on right)
- Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee-Social (button on right)
- ALYOF (button also on right)
You are on a roll. This is so incredible! I love the colors you chose–that bright green is just amazing, and I love how you are using the Architextures. Beautiful work.
Such a neat design! Beautiful color and fabric choices!
There’s just something really striking about your phased circle design, in this quilt and in your fabric design.
Lovely colours, and a great, really striking graphic design. Should be a beauty, and I’m sure you’ll get it done in time.
Here from Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday – you caught my eye with the bright colours and modern aesthetic. Lovely work!
I’m a big fan of the prints you created and your use of botanics and the Kona cotton solids.
It looks amazing!
YEAH! This is awesome, Michelle. And, I’m selfishly really excited about the tutorial. I really want to have some kind of hand sewing that I enjoy and embroidery just didn’t do it for me. Maybe I’ll have some better luck with needle-turned applique.
I really love your design. Reverse-applique looks great. I enjoy doing that. Can’t wait to see your finished quilt.
It’s looking great! The matching stripes in the background really add to the design. I agree with you, I think I like the five-inch border better. It highlights your fantastic striped circles more and gives the quilt a nice balance. Can’t wait to see the rest 🙂
this quilt is just amazing, I really love where it’s going. I like the wider side border so far…
Love this series you are working on!
Your use of stripes really makes this piece, Michelle. Reverse needle turned applique? I am impressed! Looks great!
I really really love this design. I can’t wait to see what it becomes!
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It is just gorgeous. Beautiful colors and placement. I always like when the bottom border is just a bit larger than the top. Makes it look balanced visually.
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