It's all about circles for me right now.
First off, I kept diligently plodding away making my 9 patch blocks until I had four complete sets.
Then, frankly, I just couldn't stand it any more and had to make another circle. Just the one. I'm not stockpiling them, so will only make them when I have a set of 9x9 ready to go. I'm happy with how this is looking, so this is my way of keeping to the task in hand, instead of veering off and making way more circles than I need, just because they are fun to do.
I have been thinking about placement too and wondering why I so often start in either the upper or lower left hand corner. Is it because I am left-handed? Or just set in my ways? I have also, more usefully, been thinking about the next step, when I start to put these big blocks together. Given that there is quite a marked discrepancy in sizes, I have to think about filling the gaps again - the story of my quilting life.
I need to decide:
- whether I arrange them so that all the fillers go on outside edges or with fillers in the body of the quilt
- what to use for the fillers. They could be just pieced strips of fabrics already included, or I could sneak in an extra row of squares here and there, or possibly more of the bronze, though I don't want to overdo that. Alternatively I could use something new: maybe one of these:
On a different, though still circular note, I am going to join in with the Quilty 365 project just starting at Quilty Folk (button on the sidebar). A circle a day, every day for a year. Now I just need to make some initial choices and get on with it!