The one where she figured out how best to piece circles!


I haven’t been here in a week and WordPress went and rearranged things on me.  How dare they. Trying to quickly write-up a post isn’t as quick as I had hoped.  Though I *love* the new uploading media button.  It’s much more user-friendly.  I’ll have to play with it to see what all is new.  Just not today.  Thanksgiving prep is well under way at our house.  Two dishwashers  are running at all times, and it smells fabulous in here.

But it is Work in Progress Wednesday so I thought I’d pop in here and let you know that Bubbles is coming along quite nicely.  I’ve made a few fabric changes and I think it’s flowing so much better. Not that there won’t be more, but for now, I’m pretty happy.

My most anxious piecing was putting the chartreuse, a nearly full circle, into the larger red bubble piece. It wasn’t nearly as scary as I had envisioned it to be. As I cut the pattern apart, I made little clips into each piece to match them back up, after tracing around them and adding the seam allowances.  I also marked the clips with the erasable blue pen so it would be quicker doing my pin ups than searching for a tiny clip.

It worked so well, I wish I had done that, with all the curves, from the beginning.

Keep in mind this has not been pressed at all. The blue lines have not been erased, just in case I want to swap out more colors.  Blue pen is permanent if pressed over… Yes, I meant it when I said it last week and it’s still true this week.

My points all meet up and all the seams are smooth. It doesn’t look that way from the picture, but it is. I’m pretty excited with this challenge!

Mystery quilt update ~ 27/36 blocks heavily hand quilted, up from 21/36 last week.  All I can say about it is that it is in Stone and Ivory and is my most favorite quilt ever.

Be sure and spend some of your Thanksgiving weekend relaxing over at Freshly Pieced seeing what kind of ideas you might dream up.  Or just drool. That’s where I’ll be on Friday. Maybe I’ll see you there.

Here’s to a blessed, relaxing weekend! Make it count!

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13 Responses to The one where she figured out how best to piece circles!

  1. I love this idea, it’s going to look stunning when it’s done x


  2. Kate says:

    That bubblicious block looks incredibly difficult. But awesome! Great work there.


  3. Holly says:

    I love the idea of overlapping circles of colour! I sketched that out in my quilt ideas book, but couldn’t figure out exactly how to make it work. Nice job on some complicated construction!


    • sewfrench says:

      Thank you, Holly. The construction wasn’t as difficult as I imagined. Having the pattern drawn up with perfect circles was the tougher challenge. I couldn’t figure perfection out manually. The drawing was easy when daughter did it (on the computer). LOL!


  4. chatzakity says:

    That looks amazing! WOW!
    Can’t wait to see your Thanksgiving pictures too! :*


  5. The circles look so cool….but look too advanced for me.


  6. jessann24335 says:

    The bubbles are beautiful! What great colors! Wow.
    I just started a flannel quilt in chocolate and cream. It reminds me of your Stone and Ivory Kona solids. I am interested to see what your quilt looks like!


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