17 September, 2015

Circle Lattice Quilt Top Complete


It seems that big appliqué projects take me about a year to complete. My Circle Lattice quilt is no different. 

I looked back and realized that I started my first block in late September last year. When I cut that first block I only had the intention of making that single block. It finishes large at 34'' (if you cut it properly) so there is a lot of appliqué involved. But I completely fell in love with the fabric and the block. Quite early on I made the commitment to make four blocks.

Now the quilt top is done. These blocks have been to Alabama, Montreal, Las Vegas, Jasper, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Minneapolis, Austin, Drumheller, and many more places. Seriously, that's the best part about appliqué, the portability. I would spend weekend mornings stitching and drinking tea while the rest of the family caught up on TV. It was my respite, even though I find the process of the block coming together quite exciting.





One of the most entertaining things - to me - is that this quilt top only has 5 fabrics in it. I don't think I've ever made a quilt top with so few fabrics!

There is a mistake in my blocks. Somehow I cut the first block wrong, starting with a 33'' piece of fabric instead of 34''. It only meant that the straight bits on the side were cut off. So I ended up making the rest of them that size as well.



There was some definite lessons learned with basting these blocks as well. Look for a post coming on that.

Now to quilt it...

10 comments:

amandajean said...

It's a fabulous quilt top, Cheryl! And only 5 fabrics! Wow! Wouldn't this be fabulous done in solids?!? I do love the portability of hand appliqué. I also find that it's an excellent way to relax. Yay, appliqué!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt top. Great color selection.

Joy said...

I love the quilt! And the fabric.. What is the fabric ? I think your quilt has been to more places than I have lol.

Pip said...

Love your quilt it looks stunning. I have Carolyn's book and I cut out the template for this quilt last weekend (just to see how large it looked) but I think it will be my next applique project once I've finished my current one, I love the shapes it makes.

Suzanne said...

It is so hard to believe that it's only five fabrics. It's a stunning top.

Linda Fleming said...

Wonderful quilt top. I love the fabrics you used!
Great location for a photo shoot!

Karen said...

That looks like SO much applique--well done! But, Cheryl, I've got to ask--who is that brightly colored creature behind your quilt? (I suspect it's something all Canadians would recognize in a second, but being from Maine. . .all I see are the moose antlers :)

Linda Gagliano said...

I love it!

house on hill road said...

It's gorgeous, Cheryl! I love your fabric choices and am anxiously awaiting your basting post.

Julierose said...

This turned out beautifully--I am now reading "Savor Each Stitch" and am finding it fascinating as I have no art background. I want to try the circle lattice, too...hugs, Julierose