Friday, 18 March 2016

No sense of size

Honestly!  How long have I been doing this now?  I was laying out the next few circles this morning, trying to get an idea of how many more I thought I would need to prepare, when it occurred to me to measure what I already had.  As it stands the piece I have sewn together is already nearly 70" wide and I think only needs two more rows of circles to make it a sensible length.  Somehow in my head it was much smaller.  

The big upside of this is that I have almost enough of the largest circles already: I think I will need maybe two more.  I need a lot more small ones, but at least I now have a realistic idea of what I am doing. 

So, I have joined on the left-hand side piece that I put together yesterday and starting laying out the next section, though it will have to wait for the baby circles again now.

Here's my nice little pile ready for basting, with my wonky hand-drawn circle templates.


A reminder, also, that next Tuesday is AHIQ link up day.

17 comments:

  1. Wow! I just love your quilt! Kaffe Shot Cottons and stripes are some of my favorite fabrics and they look great in your design. Beautiful!!

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  2. I love this quilt the colors are so vivid

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  3. I think it's easy to just sew and forget about size. This is amazing! Love how bold and beautiful it is.

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  4. It sounds like you checked at the perfect time, honestly! :)

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  5. Wow, it has grown. Maybe it reproduces when you're not looking. that would be a fast way to get quilts done. I wonder what the gestation period is with quilt blocks?

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  6. I am loving those stripes, especially the striped background blocks. So much interest in your design!

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  7. I really didn't think this quilt was that size, good job you actually measured!

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  8. Good idea laying it out. This is looking great!

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  9. It must be nice to realize how far you've come.

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  10. Well I had no idea it was so large already either Kaja. It's so beautiful, I could look at all the circles and color definitions for hours! It reminds me of a planetary study, but from a very colorful universe.
    Eek - Next Tuesday? I thought it was the one after that, on the 29th. I'd better get down to creating that ocean quilt!

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  11. This quilt will be really beautiful. Happy colours and great layout !

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  12. So glad to find your blog through Quilty Folk! I am glancing around and your quilts are just beautiful. I love the texture in your denim quilt. Will enjoy following your blog!

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  13. So glad to find your blog through Quilty Folk! I am glancing around and your quilts are just beautiful. I love the texture in your denim quilt. Will enjoy following your blog!

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  14. Incredible work! I had no idea it was large enough already. Have you done anymore stamping?

    -Soma

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  15. Just wanted to pop in and say I love this quilt. Once I finish up a few WIP, I might need to tackle something like this. I never tire of your posts about this quilt.

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