Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Circle Quilt

 I quilted and bound my Circle Quit on Friday. I got up at 4:15am. By 4:30 I was quilting. I finished the quilting about 6am, just in time to get my husband up for work. The way I went about doing this quilt was a little different than my typical approach. Usually I buy fabric I love and put it in my stash.  I go to Lancaster PA once or twice a year and I get most of my fabric there. Then when I decide to start a quilt I just go to my stash for the fabric. 7-Sisters Quilt Guild decided we were going to make this quilt. I knew I wanted to make mine these colors but had none in my stash. This is a color combination that I have been introduced to since I started blogging. So I went to a blog to find the fabric and ordered it from an Etsy Shop. I got it from Sew Deerly Loved. This is the first time I can remember having the pattern chosen before the fabric.
 Every time I finish a quilt I throw it in the washer and dryer as soon as I have it bound. I just love how it looks after it is dried.

 Using the Accuquilt Go makes it a breeze to cut circles. The idea for this quilt came from the magazine Quilts and More, Summer 2010. I adjusted the size so we could use the GO cutter. The pattern called for 6 1/2" circles and 10" squares. I changed to 5" circles and 8 1/2" squares. 

 This quilt was also a little different for me because it was the first time I did the raw edge applique' with a straight stitch. You stitch about 1/4 inch away from the edge. Then after it is washed the edges fray. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this look, but I love it. I think this would be great for a baby quit because of the texture.

This quilt is supposed to be for me but so many people I know want it including my daughter.


BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

That is one very "happy" quilt! Just beautiful! Now I need the circle die for my GO! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration.

Merritt said...

Loved your quilt. You did a great job. Those colors are fun and cheerful.