if you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, you’ll know that i start a lot of projects, but rarely finish them. in fact, i started this circle quilt with my best friend, nicole, over 2 years ago! we each cut out 2 circles from each fabric from our own stashes, then traded. so we both have almost all the same circles for our own quilts.
the turquoise fabric for the background is actually a really cheap sheet from kmart. i pinned all my circles down and measured a couple inches between each to make a somewhat modern layout. actually stitching down the circles took forever. i don’t have a longarm machine, just a regular one, so shoving all that fabric through was quite the wrestling match!
i’ve actually had the quilt top done for quite a long time, but i just couldn’t decide on what to do for the backing. i never make traditional quilts in the sense that i don’t bind them or fully quilt the top. too much work for me! so i do the cheater version where i do a topstitch around the edges and stitch in the ditch to sandwich the layers.
and since nicole and her family are here for the week (YAYAYAYAYAYAAY!!!!!) i figured i should get it done. i mean, its only been over 2 years since we started.
for the back i didn’t want to have to buy any new fabric because that is a lot of yardage to cover it. so i took 2 thrifted sheets and sandwiched some pieced scraps from ruffles together to make an off centered strip.
i love that the top of the quilt is circles of fabric from nicole’s projects and mine from a certain period in our sewing lives, then the back is from my more recent projects. its like a scrapbook!
to keep all the layers together i went over every other circle again on the top with white thread.
for now, this blanket will be the official snuggle blanket on the couch. i can’t imagine tucking it away. i love all the color it brings to this room!
and if lily had her way, this is how she’d display it ;)