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Saturday, September 19, 2015

STUNNING CIRCLE QUILT

My guild had a fantastic speaker last week, Andi Perejda, she is really a wonderful creative person. Ann (my bestest of friends)  and I decided to take her workshop at the Orange Quilt Bee so we played hooky from work Wednesday and joined the fun. 

The stunning circleThe class was on her stunning circle quilt. It is a modern take on an old version. Andi uses a 9 degree angle ruler and strip sets to simplify this completely complicated looking design. It is unbelievably simple and goes together like a breeze. While we were all sewing, Andi went around the store and did some shopping for everyone. She picked out fabrics that would go with each persons blocks. The fabric she found for my pink on pink circle block was fantastic and I just had to pick up a couple of yards. There goes my promise not to purchase any more fabric.... but I justified it with the gift card I got from my son for Christmas... so no money out of pocket...Thank you Mr.M!
My strips.
Beginning to take shape.  In the background upper right is the
fabric for the background Andi choose.


Here is the fabric she chose. Pink fading circles repeated. I love it. It has modern qualities and certainly goes along with the psychedelic theme of the stunning circle.



I have decided to shadow the circle with some grey fabric in my stash, then for boarders I am putting together some pieced lines that are suppose to be star bolts shooting down from the sky, using the 2 pinks and some more gray's. I think my quilt universe is coming together.
The center of the circle needs to be special. Taking cues from our teacher who loves hand dying fabric.  This weekend Ann and I are going to delve into fabric paints to try and come up with appropriate centers for the focus block. I have a collection of fabric paints that I have put together in anticipation of a creative moment... so we are going to use them. Look at the prices on the packages.... most are from Tuesday Morning... see why I had to pick them up? 
Classmate Patti looking at trim options.




Beautiful red and white.







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