19 February, 2010

Some More Circle Inspiration

The circle quilt is coming along. I have about 10 of my 29 circles appliqued on. And I love how it is turning out. I've got a drive ahead this weekend as we travel for a surgery consult, so I should have lots of progress to report on next week. In the meantime, I thought I would share some other circle inspiration.

Sandra Saunders produced Grandma's Hands Quilt. This is an amazing quilt - combining a family album concept, hand prints, and glorious circles. make sure you click through to her Flickr stream for a process pictures and a tutorial on how to do those reverse applique hands.

Red Thread Adoption Quilt is a simple, yet extraordinary quilt. This is so for the story behind the piece, but also in the construction and fabric choices. Using the 6 minute circle it includes outlines in dark fabric, as opposed to just circles. And even some low volume spots like the project I have going on.

For a simple, modern quilt that makes circles the focus check out Sun and Moon. So often circles are bright and bold. This is still bold, but there is a softness to this quilt I adore. And check out that quilting!

One of my favourite Flickr finds has been this Turquoise Circles quilt by Peppermint Pinwheels. It might be the scrappy nature of the circles, the red binding, or that gorgeous turquoise, but it all works for me.

This one isn't finished, yet, but I can't get it out of my head.  The colours, the story, the pieced circles, they are all good. Jacquie is showing another winner, in my books.

So many circles, so little time.

9 comments:

HipHome said...

I'll be thinking of you as you hopefully get some positive answers from the dr's and hopefully you will be on the mend soon!!! Have a great weekend.

beth said...

Thanks for giving us a FUN circle tour! I loved it! good luck on YOUR circles and your health. Hope you have hand work for the drive and waiting room. ;)

jacquie said...

hope it's good news for you! thanks for including proposal moon in your tour. that sun/moon quilt is one of my all time favs.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Thanks for introducing me to all of them! They are all inspiring.

I am sending you wished for a speedy recovery.

corinnea said...

Fun circle inspiration!

Good thoughts for your surgery!

elle said...

My shape for spring is a circle so I'll be revisiting these again. Thanks, Cheryl

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

Thanks such high praise for my Turquoise and Circles quilt. I'm a bit obsessed with circles lately too!

Jessica said...

I have to admit that circles often scare me when quilting but seeing all those inspirational ones makes me want to give it a whirl!

KT said...

Love the links! Fingers crossed that all goes/has gone well with your consult.