I love that saying – I first saw it when a friend went to Golden Colorado and brought me back a book marker with it on it – she had visited the quilt museum there – ever since it really has given my sewing a meaning if you know what I mean. I love scrap quilts. I do make quilts that I have to plan a purchase for and sometimes have even made a two color only quilt – just not very often. If anyone has neutral scraps that they no longer need or want send them my way LOL – I sure do go through them.
I changed out the quilt on my bed already – Patchwork of the Crosses only lasted about a week – it just wasn’t quite enough quilt – I do wish I had made that one a little larger – good thing it fits the bed in the camper – I have several that fit that bed better and they rotate to the camper when we travel. Seeing as I decided to change the quilt I put Going in Circles on the bed instead – some of you might remember it – I finished it in 2011 – a lot of you really liked it back then and it gets used for awhile almost every year. Going in Circles has machine piecing and hand applique – all the circles are done by hand and I hand quilted the quilt.
The border is on all four sides
After awhile while I was quilting I had wished I hadn’t put quite so much hand quilting in it as it was taking forever to finish these sides.
A close up of the blocks. The pattern is mine but I never wrote anything down – the 4 patches finish at 3 inches and the squares the circles are applique to are 3 inches using 2.5 inch squares that I cut the circles on. I used the method explain in the circle tutorial on the side bar. I had no lay out plan in mind, I just started to sew them together alternating the blocks so the squares are not all in a solid line but kind of zigzag through.
Two borders for Tumalo Trails are now done. I had to cut out more border pieces as I believe I had mentioned that I was way off in my count – it went quickly – just got my 5 inch squares out and lined them up on the strip cutter and got to work and less than 5 minutes later I had enough to get back to work on this weekend. Right now the finial measurements will be 104.25 inches or something like that.
If you look closely on the left side of the hummingbird feeder is a hummingbird – I find these birds some of the hardest to get a photo of! they just flutter so fast.