Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Going in Circles

 The Round and Round quilt top is finished!

Here’s proof:

Round and Round Flimsy

And I love it! So pretty! The bright colours really pop on the grey background.

You’d need to see up close though that the flowers aren’t solids – they are textured prints. Color Weave in fact (what else?!).

Mmm color weave

Mmmm pretty pretty pretty.

The pattern is by Camille Roskelley – and while it was fiddly to put together (there are a LOT of HSTs in this!) it’s so worth it.

Circle of Flowers

So now’s the dilemma. How on earth do I quilt this?! Keeping in mind my FMQ skills are pretty much non existent and I do tend to be a minimalist quilter. Oh and I have to have it done by the end of the month.

Yep. So the top has been done for a few days now and has stayed sitting on my sideboard while I debate the quilting dilemma. What else to do when paralysed by indecision? Start a new project. Yep. Makes sense to me.

Paper piecing

That’s the tester block anyways – to see if my master plan worked. So far so good. If it continues to work, you’ll hear more about this soon. If it doesn’t, then I’ll bury the evidence and pretend this was never mentioned.

Back to pondering and procrastinating.

WipWed

29 comments:

  1. Oh Kristy, that's FAB! Well done.

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  2. Really love your Round and round quilt and the new block looks cool too!

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  3. Where is Gemma when you need FMQing??? Your sister is going to absolutely LOVE this one. I think it is your best quilt yet!

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  4. Wow, that quilt top is seriously impressive! Totally know what you mean about feeling a little constrained by a not- so-huge quilting repertoire ! I'm sure whatever you do will look great.

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  5. Wonderful...although I have no advice to offer on the quilting. Sorry!

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  6. You know I'm a sucker for rainbows! And throw some HSTs into the mix, and I melt! Excellent to see them all together! What about some wonky straight lines? Might give it some continued movement?

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  7. Yes, I agree with Fiona this may be your best yet; it is my favorite so far. And the teaser tester block master plan looks pretty amazing too!!

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  8. Oh that is an awesome quilt top! Love it!

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  9. Fantastic top! Love your background! Sorry I cannot help with the FMQ...I am also terrible at that...

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  10. Wow! What a gorgeous quilt! And I love the sneak peek too.

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  11. Really loving how this circle quilt turned out ~ very appealing to the eye. It's lovely and who ever is getting it will love it.
    How about quilting it with circles?

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  12. Loopy quilting? It looks fantastic

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  13. What a fabulous quilt top. I love this pattern and your colour choices. However you decide to quilt it, it will look beautiful.

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  14. Love your Round and Round quilt, but I always start singing that "Right Round" song from the 80s whenever I see one.

    Yes, bury the evidence if it doesn't work out. Brilliant plan. Although it looks quite lovely.

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  15. Ahh! I love the round and round! Great job!

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  16. so impressed you got yours done! Didn't Camille just stipple hers? Might be the best route - can't wait to see what you decide.

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  17. Fantastic quilt. I think circles would work well for the quilting

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  18. That fabric is just perfect. I need that in my stash soon!
    The pattern is just gorgeous. I would't know how to quilt this... Maybe around the contour of each circle some echo quilting like I did in my pillow last weekend? Don' t now if that would work on a shape made up of little shapes.
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  19. The quilt top it awesome! I am totally paralysed on how to quilt my current project, and I have no thoughts for yours either, sorry! I do look forward to seeing how you quilt it! My deadline is the 22nd, so I am feeling the pressure as well!

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  20. It's beautiful - LOVE the grey! I think it needs some 'soft' quilting to accentuate the round rainbows (though straight line quilting would probably be quicker and easier!). A large stipple? A variety of different sized circles that almost touch one another? Your tester block looks amazing too!

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  21. Love it! Pairing the rainbow of colours with the grey background is just stunning!
    Been thinking about adding this pattern to my to do list and after seeing yours i really think i need to give it a go! Beautiful work.

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  22. I agree, it really is beautiful! I have no idea how to quilt it, I'll leave that one to you - yep, I'm a great help!

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  23. such a beautiful quilt - fantastic colour choice :-)

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  24. I love it! I am wanting to start as soon as I finish a few WIP's I have going.

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