Phased Circles & June Goal for ALYOF

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. Phased Circles_10in_Border


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.
Phased Circles_5in_border

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)

19 thoughts on “Phased Circles & June Goal for ALYOF

  1. Laura C

    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.

  2. seldear

    Here from Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday – you caught my eye with the bright colours and modern aesthetic. Lovely work!

  3. daisyaschehoug

    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.

  4. Kelsey

    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 🙂

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  6. Jeifner

    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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