Quilty 365–The Final Frontier

Diamonds Are Forever, Postage Stamp Quilt, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier

Finally came up with a name for the circle quilt with all of it’s “planet” looking circles – The Final Frontier from the Star Trek show of years gone by.  Mike’s idea.  Linking to Audrey’s Quilty 365 this morning and to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Fort Worth Studio and Crazy Mom Quilts where Amanda Jean has a lovely scrap quilt she is working on.

212 blocks are now done out of the 365+1 (leap year) and I managed to get them all up on the wall yesterday.  I just put them straight on the wall but I have been planning on making these rows diagonal – on point with a dark indigo fossil fern fabric in between in a very narrow sashing.  But that was too much work to put them up on the wall and try to get them all on point – I know they would not be up there straight for sure.  I had thought to wait before I started to sew them all together until all the blocks are done as I didn’t want to many like colors together, but there are so many colors I do not think that will be a problem – maybe I will get started putting rows together – we will see.  It could be the next quilt on the frame at this rate.

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A few close ups.

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I worked on my clam shells also and have them all done and ready to be glue basted!  Now maybe I can really get started on these borders?

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I was looking at my Diamonds are Forever quilt on the bed the other day and I noticed something – I forgot an area to quilt LOL – this happened once last year I found a small spot on a table topper that had been on the table off and on for several years and all of a sudden noticed a spot that wasn’t quilted – weird how that happens.

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Right there!  two lines are missing – after I took the photo I got my thread and needle and took care of it right away before I forgot about it.

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  • Deb Apr 1, 2016

    WOW seeing all of the circles on your wall….they look amazing 🙂
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  • Liz Apr 1, 2016

    Your 365 circles is becoming a work of art…so pretty. I am inspired every day by you.
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  • Susie Apr 1, 2016

    Wow! This is going to be amazing with the 365 Circles blocks and clamshells!
    Great fabric choice.

  • JoanG Apr 1, 2016

    Your circles are just amazing. I’m doing my quilt with melon shapes and originally thought I wouldn’t put them together until the end of the year. Then I thought of trimming 366 pieces and decided I’d put them together as I went along. Like you, I decided there were enough colors that I shouldn’t worry about how the colors sat next to each other. I look forward to seeing how your quilt turns out.

  • Kathy Apr 1, 2016

    Amazing – all those circles on your wall. Love them.
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  • Chantal Apr 1, 2016

    Love the Final Frontier quilt. It does look like the universe. Great job. That little oversight on your hexie quilt is a stressful for me. I have a big hexie (not yet finished) and when I think about quilting it, I can see myself do that many times over. I mean, there so many of hexies, how to keep track? I know it’s not the end of the world but still …
    ;^)
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  • Sandra B Apr 1, 2016

    Love the name for the circles quilt! And love seeing the completed ones up on the wall…this is going to be an amazing quilt!!
    I am glad to know that I am not the only one to find a place that didn’t get quilted! But it is an easy fix, so not to worry….

  • Kaholly Apr 1, 2016

    That name is perfect!
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  • Teje Apr 1, 2016

    Wow, your circles look fantastic! I love how there is so much colour and perhaps you don’t need to arrange them but leave just randomly. x Teje
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  • Carla Dean Apr 1, 2016

    I love the name Final Frontier!

  • Pat in WNY Apr 1, 2016

    Loving the colorful mix of your circles. This is going to be a fantastic finish.

  • Val Apr 1, 2016

    I want to do a Fossil fern project with my squares as well, do you mind me using yours for inspiration? I was wondering if you will trim the zigzag zag edges off or sew them as they are? Also, did you wash the squares first? I have 3 sets of squares with a lot of miscellaneous yardage so am pretty sure I have enough. LOL

  • Stephie Apr 1, 2016

    It looks fantastic Karen! Such rich colours, they really draw you in. (Love the name too!) I chuckled at the missed stitching… so me!!
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  • audrey Apr 2, 2016

    What a perfect name for your circles! Love seeing so many up on the wall together–lovely, lovely colors! And I always have to sigh over your green clamshells. One day I’m going to have to make some sort of project with clamshells. I just love them!

  • sue godfrey Apr 2, 2016

    Sigh again so much ooohhhh Ness going on…? great name for the quilt and yes how do we manage to miss things and then spot them again later… Lovely work as always. Xx

  • Glenda Apr 2, 2016

    Karen how stunning your blocks look up on your design wall it must. Have taken you ages to do but how beautiful they look. I hav been admiring them since Dec and each month I fall in love with them all over again. Hugs Glenda

  • Marianne Apr 2, 2016

    I love the way the fossil fern Final Frontier project is turning out. So many colors and they all play so well together. It’s going to be a bright and cheery quilt. I’m working on melon shapes in lots of scrappy colors on 6″ cream squares – that’s my ongoing hand project and who knows where it will take me. Maybe just a table runner, maybe a quilt. LOL! Good work keeping up with all your projects!

  • Robby H Apr 2, 2016

    This is really one of the most interesting and creative versions of this project I’ve seen. I look forward to seeing it finished.

  • Sandi Apr 3, 2016

    Love your fossil ferns wish I could find them again and buy more.

  • Béatrice Apr 4, 2016

    291 amazing blocks, what a beautiful choice of fabric and result !
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