Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Circle Peeps...WIP Wednesday


Its pretty bad when your idea list is 10 times longer than your WIP list.  Well maybe not bad exactly, but it gets hard to pick what to only half-finish first.  I have a Castle Peeps circle quilt that has been sitting at the bottom of the “to be finished” pile for about 2 years now.  This is just ridiculous and infuriating -  I loved this fabric line by Lizzy House as soon as I saw it and immediately purchased more fabric at one time than I ever had before.  I had also seen a great tutorial for an appliqued circle quilt that I thought would really show off the cuteness of the print.  I assembled all the appliqued blocks fairly quickly  so was feeling pretty pleased with myself. 

 
Originally I had made 6” wide strips of stacked coins from each of the fabrics for a border. 
 
 
But when those strips were all sewed and cut and I placed them against the quilt top, it just felt too busy.  So I put it all aside and promptly forgot about it to start something else fun and exciting.  Fast forward 2 years and all these pieces were still sitting around – those Peeps must be mighty patient. 

Umm...hello?  Remember us?
Before I can move along to any of the projects that have been rattling around in my head, I need to finish up the Peeps, but those stacked coin strips were just hanging me up.  I tossed a bunch of ideas around and nothing seemed to fit, so I brought the whole kit and caboodle to the BMQG meeting in November for our massive show and tell.  Someone (sorry I didn’t catch who, but thank you!) suggested cutting the strips skinnier and sashing them in white.  YES!!

 
It turns out that I had EXACTLY enough to complete a full border and a long strip for the backing by cutting the strips in half – seriously!  There were only a few inches left when all was said and done!  The white sashing was perfect.  It gave the circle blocks a little breathing room and made those rainbow squares pop as a border. 


Now all I have to do is figure out how to quilt it…

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20 comments:

  1. The white is wonderful on this quilt. Love it.

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    1. Thanks so much Pat! I love how you used the 1001 Peeps prints in your Storybook quilts!

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  2. Love your quilt-Colorful and charming...May I suggest that you keep the quilting on the circles minimal and heavy on the white--that way the circles will "Pop" even more--I have several quilt tutorials on my blog: TheInboxJaunt--you might like...

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and the suggestions!

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  3. I love this quilt! And I completely understand about the idea list. It may make you feel better if you take a look at my post today (sewingwithsqueak.blogspot.com). The idea list only includes future projects that I have already bought fabric for :)

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    1. That's what I love about the online crafty community - lots of people who understand the obsession! :)

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  4. Very, very cool! I LOVE this use for terrific fabrics. :D

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    1. Thank you so much for checking it out!

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  5. Oh my gosh I love this line and I LOVE your quilt!! Awesome.

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    1. Isn't Lizzy House great? Thanks so much for looking!

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  6. I really like your circle quilts! Even though the fabrics sat for two years they certainly have found a wonderful home.

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  7. Oh your quilt looks awesome with the scrappy borders. I did remember seeing this at our BMQG meeting. Looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to show off the finished product - I hope - at the next meeting :)

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  8. That is a great quilt!! The fabric works so well with that design, I love it.

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    1. Thanks very much for the kind words!

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  9. Amazing very well done. It is an inspiring piece of work :-)

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  10. That looks a lovely fresh-looking quilt!

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  11. This looks fabulous, the border is perfect!!! I love it when a plan comes together;-) Can't wait to see it quilted!!!

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  12. Wow, that looks terrific! & whoever told you to do that, or rather, suggested that border they were so clever in that! Looks terrific! & I would quilt on the circle much at all, if at all. Less is more in my world! lol Well done & looking forward to seeing it finished!

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