The Final Frontier

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Quilting on the circles  for The Final Frontier has begun – you all knew I would have to jump right in on this project I’m sure.  I will get to the binding on Wagon’s West this week also but I didn’t touch it yesterday.  I had to raise my hands way over my head with the camera to get this full shot – either that or go find a stool to climb up on.  For now I decided to work in the middle and work my way out to the left then go back to the middle and work to the right.  I don’t always do this but just felt like it right now.


One inch lines on the outer border leaving a half inch for squaring up time.   A row of stitching up the middle of the sashing, outline the circles closely and then about a quarter inch out.  Go around the squares  – well I do more – I’m not really sure – if I do it might be a straight line in the corner of each block from the points to the outer ring of stitches around the circles.  I think I will try one to see if I like it.  It might not work out as not all the circles are placed in the center and some are small – we will see.


I mark as I go for the blue one inch lines and for the circles I make a tiny dot a quarter inch out here and there until I start to eye ball it a little better.  The half square triangles along the outer border I am marking a half inch inside for the triangle inside the area.  Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog today.


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7 comments… add one
  • Deb Aug 2, 2016

    Looking good and yep I for one knew that you’d jump on this baby immediately! 🙂
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  • Gretchen Aug 2, 2016

    I like this quilt, very pretty. I had thought about joining in the 365 circle project but just didn’t want to be sidetracked by another project. I like that you just went ahead and didn’t drag the quilt out for a year. What brand is your quilting thread? I’ve never used a variegated color, but might in the future. Blessings, Gretchen
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  • Kristie Aug 2, 2016

    Beautiful quilt. You will have it quilted before you know it. 🙂
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  • Glenda Australia Aug 2, 2016

    Ohhhh Karen your Quilty365 circles look even better now that they are quilted how I love love your circles they just glow. What an inspiration you are to me. Cheers Glenda
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  • audrey Aug 9, 2016

    Love your quilt so much! The hand quilting is just making it better and better.:)

  • Paulette Sep 4, 2016

    Your quilt is looking gorgeous!

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