wild circles

sorry for the silence the past week, but I got sick last weekend and didn’t do much of anything most of the week. then it was time to go visit family for the weekend. I did manage to slowly, and I mean slowly, bind my green circles quilt.

bound and washed!

I’m pretty much in love with this quilt. the different blocks. the curved piecing. all the different fabrics. the binding. yep, all of it.

quilting detail

for the quilting, I made random straight and curved lines with some quarter circles and faux wonky nine patches. I wanted to echo all the movement going on in the quilt and fill in the “blanks” in the random grey blocks.

wild circles back

I wasn’t sure what to do with the back, so I randomly pieced some of the leftover grey fabric with kona in grass green. the circles were originally supposed to go in the front but I wasn’t feeling that, so to the back they went. I threw them on the back and wherever they landed was where they were appliquéd. can you sense a theme here?

wild circles quilt

I decided to go with the pressed leaves print from wildwood for the binding. I was always leaning towards that one and once I saw it against the grey I knew it was perfect. the green matches the overall quilt, while the pinky purple and white just make everything pop. by the way, this was the first time I was able to make a bias binding without wanting to kill myself or anyone near me. I always mess up something, be it the way I cut the fabric or sewing it at the wrong angle. this time I did a continuous binding and it came out great. soooo much easier and faster.

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  • grumperina April 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I’m pretty much in love with this quilt, too. I love love love the freshness of the green, and your piecing came out beautiful!

  • Amanda Elizabeth April 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    you = my hero. that quilt is a looker!

  • GinkgoKnits April 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    The back is such a great match with the front — and all of it is amazing.

  • Virginia April 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    That is awesome! Nice job!

  • Laurie April 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful quilt! And glad you’re feeling better. 🙂

  • Hanna April 6, 2010 at 12:06 am

    wow. wow. wow. that is seriously the most kick-ass quilt that i have ever seen.
    AMAZING! what incredible design and color balance!

  • Machen und Tun April 6, 2010 at 2:17 am

    it looks great, i love the green!! wow!

  • Lori in Michigan April 6, 2010 at 5:58 am


  • kim April 6, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Looks really good! I couldn’t tell it would be this big from the previous pictures.

  • jane April 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Beautiful! I love all the green, perfect for spring 🙂

  • Sara April 6, 2010 at 9:17 am

    wow, it’s very unique! i love the unexpected color combo of the grey and grassy greens.

  • Monet April 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Yay for you! It looks absolutely amazing. So bright and truly original, which I think is difficult to accomplish these days!

  • kittykitty April 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    It is absolutely lovely.

  • lucinda Snyder April 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    WOW! Its AMAZING!!!!! i am speechless…..nice work.

  • Diana April 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    beautiful quilt! I especially like the similar shapes in the piecing and quilting lines.

  • nova April 7, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I aspire to do circles; and, this quilt makes my eyeball explode, it’s so good. Curved piecing and I are not friends at the moment; but, now I want to figure it out because this quilt is awesome.

  • SylvChezPlum April 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

    It looks fantastic. I’m jealous of how even your stitches look: jealous of your skill and experience, and also makes me scream “I need a new sewing machine !” 😉

  • Heather April 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    It’s fantastic! Love the sparks of warm oranges in the greens. I, too, can’t stand binding quilts. I “cheat” and use non-bias strips, folded in half. I sew onto the back, fold to the front, press, then often zig-zag on the front side. I figure, hey, it gives me more time for more piecing. Happy quilting!

  • Seanna Lea April 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    You did an amazing job! I love seeing all of the quilts, and it is almost enough to make me develop a sewing bug!

  • Teyani April 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

    yup yup – a real stunner!