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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.
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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.
Phased_Circles_Test_Block

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)
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Circles, Stripes and Solids

I have been working on a new design which I shared on instagram at the beginning of May. The design consists of circles that are segmented in various thirds. I was not sure on whether this would land up being a fabric design (my first one…come back on Sunday for a peak) or a quilt design.

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Then it struck me. If I made it a quilt design, I can use the reverse appliqué method that Carolyn Friedlander had shown me in one of her classes. Brilliant!! I have never tried reverse appliqué. Exciting!!

I was pulling fabric and deciding on colors, when another idea pop into my head. I knew that a  Robert Kaufman’s new Kona solids would be perfect for the stripes (most of these came from the Summer Kona Skinny Strips pre-cut I had which meant no cutting). They matched perfectly with a pull of Carolyn Friedlander prints from Architexture and Botanics.

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I started sewing up the circles last night (approx. 8.5 ” diameter). I stopped at two circles and went to bed…..but…..after twenty minutes, I could not stop thinking about them. Don’t you hate that :-). I got up and finished all six circles.Circles_Complete

They were super quick to make up, in total for all 6 circles, maybe 90 minutes. Today, I am deciding what the background fabric will be for the circles. At least for now, I am going with a mix of 4 grey prints / Kona solids.
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That’s what I am working on this week (and yes I am procrastinating the quilting of the butterfly quilt). Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).