Saturday, 23 November 2013

The Circles

My iron bit the dust yesterday unexpectedly-and almost caused a fire! Now I have to wait until my hubby returns from oversees to buy a new iron- thank God he is coming tomorrow. Ask why? Because just last week he said that we needed a new iron and that he was going to choose it this time!!! Because he does all the ironing in this house-noot! Ok, he irons his shirts.
Since I don't like sewing without ironing my seams, I have to take a short break from quilting-a very short one.

In the mean time, check out my Circles quilt. I made this as a gift for a friend's daughter's first birthday a couple of months ago. The pattern is from the gorgeous Allison Harris of  Cluck Cluck Sew. She has this pattern in her book "Growing Up Modern" as well; in the book it is Jack and Jill. I used the measurements on her blog for the circles due to the size of my scraps and the design in her book. I think I couldn't quite adjust the measurements of the borders, hence I ended up with half pieces on either sides. At least I am consistent LOL.

See the half red pieces on the sides? :)

I did free motion swirls in the circles and a basic meandering on the rest of the quilt.

A red binding finished off the quilt so well.

I had so much fun with making this quilt. You can make it as scrappy as you like or just stick to a few colour combinations. Either way, I am sure you will have fun along the way.

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