Wednesday, February 24, 2016

C is for Circles

I've been following the recent popularity of Quilty 365 to make one circle a day for a year. Hop on over to Quilty Folk's blog to see what the buzz is all about. My best "think time" is when I'm out for an early morning walk and that's when I decided to give circles a try though not one per day.

The fabrics I wanted to use were ones I hand-marbleized many years ago with several quilters including Judy Dales

We had spent an afternoon outside experimenting with color and technique.

I ordered Karen Kay Buckley's Bigger Perfect Circles and got down to business. 

I have a large stash of solids which I hardly ever use many of which belonged to my mother so we're talking vintage 60s at best. 

I started cutting 3-1/2" circles and 4-1/2" squares of contrasting fabrics. I haven't yet decided if I'll applique by hand or machine.

I just kept adding to the mix. This is so not me, lol! 

The next bunch of circles and fabrics are ready to go. I'll continue to cut all the marbleized fabric until it's gone and plan to not duplicate any of the solids.

Thinking ahead to fabric for the backing, the one on the left might be a good possibility as it's bright pink and gold. I'll see if I can incorporate the fabric on the right somewhere. 

I'm off to my sewing room :)

Happy Quilting! 

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Well this is something new for you and of course you have made it wonderful! So good you could use the marble fabric as it is so pretty and beautifully set off against the solids. I do 'great' thinking on my morning walks too ...though I'm not going today as there is early garden watering to do - going to be a heat wave - last of Summer I am hoping!

  2. What a great way to use those marbled fabrics. Each one will be so different and the circles look fantastic on the solids. How fun that so many of those were your moms.

  3. It's unusual to see you working with these fabrics, but I really love your circles !

  4. Oh, I am so glad to see you've joined in. The marbleized fabrics are so unique. And, my you must have a lot of solids if you are not planning to duplicate them. Love them!

  5. What fun! But so not your style, lol!

  6. I love it! They look like exotic plants to me and very nice on the solid backgrounds.
    Those early morning walks inspired a great project and it must be you because YOU are doing it :)

  7. oohh the marble fabrics are sooo beautiful and pop on top of those luscious solids!

    1. Thank you! It's been fun working with fabrics out of my comfort zone :)