I call it The Circle Quilt. My naming skills are super, aren't they!
This quilt is actually one that I started YEARS ago. I bought all the fabric at a little quilt shop in Laramie, Wyoming about 8 years ago when we were living there.
I planned it to be a quilt for our King. Sized. Bed. It was my first experience with curves. What was I thinking?? By the time I'd gotten just these blocks done, I was done with curves! I should have finished it then, but I was so burned out by all those curves, I think I hated the quilt and so I put it away for a few years.
I pulled it out about two years ago, made a decision to put the red borders on, put them on, and put it away again.
I finally put my foot down with myself and got it quilted before Christmas last year. It's been a snuggle quilt in my living room since then.
I backed the quilt in a brown damask flannel that I had hanging out in my stash. I figured I've been at this quilt for so long, I didn't want to spend my precious fabric resources on anything more for it! So, the brown it is. I think it works fine!
I quilted it on my lovely friend's (Diana) longarm, who is always so kind to let me come over and quilt! I have so much appreciated that!
I quilted with a shiny gold thread that blended on some parts, and really stood out on other parts of the quilt. I used a circle ruler to make circles in the blocks, and piano keys in the border.
This is my favorite block. I love the red on the outside of the circle, and I LOVE the way it pops in the quilt!
See it up there? I love it.
Now that it's finished, I've fallen back in love with my quilt! I love how the reds just pop! Even though the fabrics are really old and obscure now, I just love how they all work together.
And thanks to my photo buddies, who I eventually lost to activities that were more fun to them.
Lawn mowing, fun? I don't get it!
He mowed down my field of daisies too.
Ok, yes, they're dandelions. Which my husband hates, but I thought the yellow was pretty up against my red quilt.
This quilt measures 59" X 69". Perfect size for cuddling!
Thanks for stopping by to see my quilt! My blog is new and a little sparse, but I'll be adding lots of exciting things in the future!
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