Friday, October 14, 2011

Roundabout

This little quilt is also making it's way into Fabri-Quilt's Quilt Market booth in Houston in a few weeks.  It's title is Roundabout.

Roundabout

This little quilt was a lot of fun to make.  I used the six-minute circle method to make all the dots you see.  They take me longer than six minutes, so don't feel bad if you try it and they don't go as quickly as you hoped.  I made each of the 25 circles on a separate block and stitched them together to make the quilt top's center.  It went pretty easy even if it took longer than 6 minutes for each block. 
Roundabout - Detail Shot 2

I tried trapunto to puff up the circles.  The rest of the pink background was quilted in a simple stippling pattern on my domestic sewing machine.  I even stitched in the ditch along the blue and orange borders since my husband thinks I need to learn how to do it. 
Roundabout - Detail Shot

I really like the way the cirlces bubble out from the background.  I think it turned out really bright and fun. 

Quilt stats:
Pattern Title: Roundabout
Designed by: Me
Pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Size: 48"x48"
Fabric: Calypso by Paintbrush Studio

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Very nice, I love the colors you have chosen.