Can you believe it is mid-April?? How are you all doing with your isolation / social-distancing/ physical distancing??
Working from home has been interesting, as my work hours seem to have increased and now can be any from 8am-11pm. Add making sure school schedules are being met, getting 3 meals a day on the table, and baking once a week…all seems overwhelming at times but we are making it through each day.
I have decided to start attaching up on my blog posts of some of my finishes and projects I am working on. I have been awful here on my blog, however those that follow me on instagram (@ml_wilkie) will have seen these. So let’s get started, first up is Squircle.
Within the first year of quilting I joined the New Bloggers Blog hop. It was so good to meet people with a common interest and starting out on their quilting journeys, and many of them are still friends today. After the Blog hop 12 of us did a block party/swap (Scrap-bee-licious), where each of us gave instructions on our particular month and people made the block and sent them back to the person of the month. I sent every one a couple of Angela Pingel’s book “A Quilters Mixology: Shaking up curved piecing“. I asked for 2 six inch drunkard path blocks in particular color ways (blue or teal or aqua print for the pie and the crust in a neutral back ground (cream, white or grey). It was the first time for many of us sewed curves.
At the end of the round these were the blocks I received. I was then stuck what to do with them. Do I make a baby quilt, as I don’t have enough blocks for a lap sized quilt? Could I add more drunkard path block? I decided to put them away for a while.
That landed up being almost 5 years later. Finally, I was inspired after seeing an Art Deco poster, that I could use these blocks for a lap sized quilt and transition from a circle to a square.
I am really happy how the quilt top turned out, and decided that I would get it quilted by Cary Quilting Company with an all over design.
To get a picture of the finished quilt, I called up a couple of friends and we took the quilt out for a photo shoot at the NC Museum of Arts. It was a perfect outing with coffee and lunch, then the perfect light for a picture in front of this amazing mural.
The quilt now lives with my friend in Houston, TX and her beautiful girl. I might make a couple more of these as they make great gifts/charity quilts and it was a quick make.
Name : Squircle
Design: Original Design (with use of Angela Pingel’s templates)
Fabric: Variety of Prints and Neutral solids
Dimensions: 56 x 70 in.
Quilted: Cary Quilting Company using a circular design
I really love the progression in the quilt, Michelle. I’m guessing the quilt was around 48″ x 60″? To be honest, not much has changed for me. I can’t go to the gym and my husband is working from home. And more honesty: the hardest adjustment isn’t the lack of going to the gym… I miss unfettered alone time!
Thanks Yvonne. It is actually 56 x 70″. Alone time is something I am missing too. I am trying to get out every day to walk (however not very successfully) but trying not to fret about it.
What a beautiful quilt, I love your color choice! Here in Spain we have a total lockdown since mid March. I have more time for quilting, but I do miss my walks on the beach and going to the gym!
Thank you. Happy you are getting more quilting in!! As summer rolls in, missing the beach is definitely going to be hard. I was going to be a beach weekend with girl friends for my birthday in June and will likely reschedule it.
I was supposed to visit my mother (87) in Prague beginning of April. No chance and no perspective of travelling at the moment. Who knows when I can go to see her !?
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