Monday, March 3, 2014

Circle 7 {Lindsey's Quilt}

Our Circle 7 traveling bee is coming to a close.  I received two quilts from Amy last week and quickly got to work on Lindsey's.  Lindsey chose to do a kitchen theme for her quilt and it is looking amazing!


I added that top row of four squares and espresso cups, but other than that, this is how the quilt looked when it arrived in my mailbox.


I recently bought the book Playful Little Paper-Pieced Patterns and knew as soon as I read through it that I would be making this for Lindsey's quilt!  By the way, this book is amazing.  The first portion of the book features a calendar quilt with a pattern for each month of the year (and a bonus project to make for each month's pattern).  I think the fruit plate is September. 


Before I got that book, I purchased the kitchen and pantry pattern sets from Sew Ichigo during a black friday sale.  I figured I should put that to use as well and made a row of cups and four patch blocks.  The only problem with an organic creation like this is that it can be hard to get things to line up.  Do I center my row on the real center?  Try to line it up with some other patchwork?  I really wasn't sure what to do.  I did add a border of white above and below it.  I was really trying to help this quilt grow vertically a little!


I didn't sew my fruit stand to the quilt before I passed it along, I figured Jennifer could finish that row before it goes home to Lindsey.  So now I have Jennifer's quilt to work on and it will be a full circle!

I have a busy week of sewing ahead of me, and it seems like everyone does!  Are you overcommited for March too?
Hope your week is off to a good start! xo, Courtney 

 




7 comments:

  1. Love that fruit platter block. This quilt will look amazing.

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  2. This quilt is so adorable! I'd love to do a traveling bee at some point. You get to be so much more creative than just making blocks. Every traveling bee quilt I've seen has just looked awesome!

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  3. it is great I bet she is itching to get her hands on it xx

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  4. I adore what you added to Lindsey's quilt! That fruit platter is spectacular! And the border of cups-perfect!

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  5. I'm really enjoying seeing these quilts go around. Your fruit stand is awesome! I just bought that book too, then I won a copy. But that's ok, cause the one I purchased will make a great gift for someone.

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  6. I think that cup border helps bring the quilt towards a more finished look. Echos the patchwork in the other pieces really well too!

    My March is purposely under-committed. It's my chance - better enjoy it!

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