I finally got my Circa 2016 top all put together in a way that I am quite pleased with it. I changed the setting fabrics, the outer border and the arrangement of the borders. Other than that, it's almost like the pattern. VBG. Of course I have to change it... following directions was never my strong suit!! ;-)
I thought the half square triangles were too small and I liked the idea of repeating the hour glass blocks. I didn't like the grey in the center, even though I love the fabric. I cut them all out and laid it out and thought it was too dark. (note to self for the future: don't cut them all out-- audition first!). I had a light print to replace the setting squares/triangles with. I also didn't like the grey in the center on the border and happened to locate in my stash a French General fabric with pink and grey. VOILÁ!!
When my dh and I drove up to the cabin in Oregon a couple of weeks ago, I worked on the Primitive Gatherings little wool appliqué blocks (are you interested in receiving one?? See my last post on Monday for giveaway info!).
My appliqué stitches aren't perfect -- but they are good enough. vbg
The centers of these flowers need french knots or something else!
For some reason, this one didn't come out exactly according to plan!
I use Valdani threads which are mostly variegated. I go back and forth between wanting the thread to match exactly and wanting it to complement the piece being appliquéd.
There are 12 small 5" blocks; the rest of them are all cut out and ready for sewing--I've got them in the car to take with me when my daughter in law goes into labor!~~ There is also a very large center block which I've yet to tackle, as well as a fairly elaborate outer border--all wool appliquéd, of course!
And, on that front, I've started working on a baby quilt for the new little one. I'm hoping to get it done this week, before he arrives!
Remember if you are interested in the GIVEAWAY of the Primitive Gatherings little summer freebie wool appliqué giveaway, send me a comment with your email address, please!!
love the CircaReplyDelete
Great job on your Circa quilt. I don't care how many rules you broke--the results speak for themselves!ReplyDelete
Oh, love those little wool blocks!!
Love the Circa quilt.....hourglass blocks are always great! No matter how much one changes a pattern........it needs to suit the maker!! Little wool blocks are very nice too! Hope to be able to hunker down this winter and finish some of my list of WIP's!!ReplyDelete
Oh wow. I don't have enough of the grey print for the whole quilt,so was thinking of using beige for the rest like you have. Now, I know I will. Yours looks great.ReplyDelete
Your blocks look great and I love your Circa quilt top.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the Circa quilt. Love it! Fantastic job on the wool too. ;^)ReplyDelete
Your Circa 2016 looks wonderful! I didn't care for all the gray either, so mine has a light tan. Getting it quilted and bound is my One Monthly Goal for November and then I'll post it. Your hourglasses around the edge really carry the design out nicely. Congrats!ReplyDelete
I have the blocks for the Circa 2016. I haven't been able to catch up with anything. The wool blocks are cute!ReplyDelete
Your Circa quilt is beautiful ! Congrats for this finish Randy !ReplyDelete
Love your blocks with wool too...
I really love the way your Circa 2016 quilt turned out!I have not put mine together yet -- hmmm -- love the light, and the borders!! Your wool blocks are so nice, as well!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I like the changes you made to the Temecula quilt.ReplyDelete
Your Circa 2016 looks great! I didn't use the gray either--none in my stash! I still need to decide on the border. I love your hourglass inner border--very fun.ReplyDelete
Love you rendition of the Circa 2016! And those little wool blocks are so sweet!ReplyDelete
Love the quilt top! I really like your modifications on the pattern too! And the wool squares are very cute! You've been very productive despite all the babysitting!!ReplyDelete
The circa quilt is gorgeous!!ReplyDelete