Saturday, November 30, 2013

Believe Circle Finish and Progress

My quilting life has slowed down a good bit this fall. The majority has been focused on the Believe Circle of do.Good Stitches, which has been great fun and kept the creative juices flowing.

I was the assigned quilter for October and I just finished up our quilt this weekend. This quilt was adapted from a similar design which you can see in the first post I wrote about this quilt. I just love the way it turned out. It says boy all over.

The quilting is simple straight line quilting set one inch apart. One of the blocks is the center for the quilting and the lines radiate from there.

The back is a huge off set square in a square block. The center matches the center point of the quilting on front.

It's nice when the back of the quilt is a good stash buster, too.

The red on the back is also the binding. This quilt will go in the mail to My Very Own Blanket today.

While I've been finishing up the October quilt, the work of the circle has continued. In November, Nicole mailed us all some fabric to use for making disappearing nine-patch blocks. She sent enough fabric for about half the blocks and we supplemented with our stash. Here are my blocks:

In December, it's my turn to be the quilter again. Since it's such a busy time of year, I decided to go with a very simple block, and to go for a really girlie quilt since our circle has done such a great job of focusing on boy quilts for the past few months. We're making simple square in a square blocks for December in an improv style which means the center square can be any place and any size within the square. The outside of the block should be a solid fabric.

I had fun going through my stash to make some inspiration blocks for the group.

And here are the resulting blocks.

Each person in the circle will make one 12.5" block and four 6.5" blocks. Can't wait to start receiving these in the mail.

I'm hoping to squeeze in a Christmas project or two, but I'm not making any firm commitments. It's going to be a relaxing December for me, at least in the quilting world. Hope you all are finding time to be creative as we wind down for the year.

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