Wednesday, September 1, 2010

circles.

I finally decided on quilting circles on my quilt.
I found out....
Unmarked circles are not as easy as I had hoped.
They are especially difficult as the circle g-r-o-w-s.
And...
I have a confession to make.
I always dream as I work on a quilt...
"THIS is going to the BEST quilt ever!!!"
Do you ever dream that as you work away??
I do.
I'm a dreamer.
At some point I realize...
This is NOT going to be THE BEST quilt ever.
Disappointment sets in.
I go to bed.
Wake up the next day,
and realize...
It's o.k.
Maybe the NEXT quilt will be the BEST ONE!!
;)
I was a bit disappointed with my circles.
But I sure didn't want to rip them out!!

The circles and swirls are o.k.
This quilt will live on a guest bed at my house.
It won't be living on the wall in a museum.


Mistakes are o.k.
It's all a learning process for me....
But I don't think I'll ever stop dreaming about

that Perfect quilt....
The BEST quilt EVER!!!!

18 comments:

  1. Your circles are fantastic! What a great idea. I know how hard it is to make them, especially as they get larger. I started out with spirals on my spider web, thinking it would be the easiest thing, but ended up ripping them out and starting over. Congratulations!!

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  2. I think that the wonkyness of the circles are perfect! Don't tell anyone that they weren't supposed to be otherwise. It goes so well with the stripes....great job!!

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  3. Gorgeous and inspirational! I have a pile of striped fabrics just waiting for me to get busy -- one of these days! I love your blocks and your choices of borders. The lighter borders really set off the others and frame the whole quilt so nicely. An A++ for sure!

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  4. Love it! Circles on your triangles made from stripes!

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  5. This is a great quilt--I'm in the middle of free-motion quilting right now, and I don't even try to be as artistic as you are. I think I'll try to make more of those curly things

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  6. I think your circles are Just Right! I love the circular design on top of the rigidity of the block design and the stripes...great contrast! I love your quilt! It looks so warm and cozy. I do love stripes and plaids, and I love working with them too. I think you did a great job.

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  7. Love the circles on the stripes! I will have to keep that in mind for mine!!

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  8. I do love the circles, especially a little wonky - it gives movement to the stripes! Look at it again in a week and I bet you'll love it without reservation!

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  9. I was going to say that I often find it easier to start at the outer edge of free form spirals, but your'e done!!! Wow; the swirls are the perfect match for all those stripes and lines!

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  10. çok çok güzel elinize sağlık.

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  11. This quilt is beautiful, Beth! I really like it!

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  12. Congratulations on your finish. Looks prety good to me. I have also experienced the same sentiments.

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  13. I love your quilt ... I think it's beautiful! I know the end is here, but I just got my fabric cut and hope to work on it over the weekend! Will be sure to post pics on flickr ... thanks for hosting this!

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  14. I love the circles, wonkyness is alright!

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  15. The circle quilting on the striped fabrics is fantastic and the overall look of the quilt is wonderful. I don't know how you could get exactly even circles or spirals without marking...part of the charm of free design quilting is its "wonkyness".

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  16. Your quilt is beautiful. Wonderful decisions n the fabric, the different borders and sizes of triangles. Your quilting in circles and swirls is a perfect choice. The curves and the straight lines go together so nicely.

    Ended up I didn't have or get enough striped material to do anything this summer. (I was afraid I was starting to buy too much fabric without finishing things up.) But when ever I do with with stripes I'll think of you!

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  17. i know how you feel but these circles are awesome!!

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