Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bloggers' Quilt Festival: Circles!

Yay! It's Bloggers' Quilt Festival again!  And here's my quilt to show you...Circles!  :D

My quilting has slowed to a crawl these days.  Since I gave away all that fabric last October, the pressure to produce has vanished.  I never did post about getting rid of all of that, did I?'s a picture of the boxes of cheapy fabric I got rid of.

Since I'm not feeling obligated to quilt my way through those boxes of junk fabric, I've been reading books and playing on the internet a lot more in the evenings instead of quilting. Sometimes I try to quilt during the day, but when I'm quilting, my children feel neglected and start acting up and it's just not much fun to quilt to the sound of screaming and fighting.  I did manage, though, to make this circle quilt last winter to give to a new niece.

I thought for a long time about what kind of quilt to make for the new arrival.  And once she was born and named, I felt like whatever quilt I made should at least somewhat match her personality (as much as you can determine a newborn's personality from a picture).  I'd been wanting to try a circle quilt for a while so I pulled out some fabric that I thought matched the baby and looked cute together and started sewing.  When I got it done, I realized that I had used pretty much the exact same color scheme as I used for her older sister's baby quilt. Remember this one?

So, there you have it! My first attempt at a circle quilt!  I was THRILLED with how it turned out.  I think it's probably the cutest quilt I've made yet.  I quilted it in the ditch along all the squares and around each of the circles, then packaged it off and shipped it to my cute little niece.

Hope you're enjoying the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!


  1. Yay for circle quilts! I love how this one turned out! And how funny that you used similar fabrics for both sisters quilts! Nice work sis!

  2. Very cute circle quilt! Love the colors :)

  3. preciosa colcha !!!
    algo me ocurre con los círculos,
    cuando los veo me obligan a detenerme y contemplar