Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Circular Reasoning - A Finish

At the beginning of May, I committed to finishing this quilt as part of the Lovely Year of Finishes. While I didn't meet the May 31 deadline, it's still a lovely finish.

The pattern is Circular Reasoning by Emily Cier at Carolina Patchworks. I fell in love with it from the moment I saw it. It's been a great stash buster and the perfect project for practicing machine quilting.

I reduced the backing size to 58" square so that it will fit perfectly on a wall in my office. I work in an IT department so a quilt with the title "Circular Reasoning" seems appropriate.

The binding is scrappy, made from the same fabrics that were used for the letters. And, just for fun, they are in alphabetical order. The fabric used for letter "a" is first, then the fabric used for letter "b" is next...all the way to about the letter "v". I didn't measure the segments to make sure they would all fit, so there were a few letters at the end that were left out. It's still a fun piece of trivia to go along with a fun quilt.

The quilting is done with 50 wt Cream Aurifil thread. I love the way it looks on the back. The quilting really stands out on the solid backing and shows off all the letters in reverse.

I am very happy with this finish. Work has started taking more time and the kids are out of school for the summer so for now, the quilting and blogging have slowed down. It's okay though...I like my job...I love my kids...there will be time for quilting...just not so much right now.

I expect there will be a finish or two during the summer months and I'll be sure to share them when they happen. Enjoy your summer, and enjoy your time, be it working, spending time with the family, or quilting.


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