Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Circles in the sun

Knowing that my machine would be packed away over the Easter weekend I had prepared lots of circles for basting and applique, in the hope that I might end up with enough to finish this top off.  And I seem to have done the trick.  In fact I have a few still waiting to be done that will be surplus, though I'm thinking I'll do them anyway, just to give myself a bit of wiggle room when I'm laying things out.  

Of course when I come to start work again I can't remember exactly where everything was before I packed it away so I spent half the morning moving circles about trying to decide what I liked.  And yes, I had taken a photo, but when push comes to shove I often can't be doing with trying to recreate in that way, preferring just to do the job twice.  

Anyway, I got quite a lot done: another big chunk pieced,  a couple of smaller bits and I have a good sense of what I need to do to finish this.   While I worked the sun came out and was streaming onto the floor - hence the slightly dodgy photo, but on balance I'll take the trade off.  I think you can still get the feel of things from the picture.


Close up of the left hand side, all done except that bottom row.


I spent the afternoon printing more strips, no photos of that, but I did take one of the stamps after I'd finished, just because I like how they look.


Not far to go with this one now.

16 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Not far to go at all! I love both photographs, as both are so true to the process.

P. said...

This just makes my heart happy! :)

Cut&Alter said...

Wow - not been a visitor to blogland for a while now and this top has grown dramatically!!! It is so lovely - you must be really happy. And the stamps are gorgeous too!

Sue Kelly said...

I still want to swim in it! It's marvelous. PS you and this quilt have put me on a mission to find some lettering stamps. I know they will turn up in my donation store some day, and then they will be mine! Else I will have to make my own.

tubakk said...

This will be a really happy and beautiful quilt. I can't stop looking at it.

Mystic Quilter said...

You must be so happy with this quilt Kaja, it really is a treat to look at these photos of it. Your painted stamps
make a lovely shot too!

Lynnwa said...

It is wonderful, I love looking at it, just about to the end, how awesome is that.

What do you use to stamp with, ink, paint, etc?

liniecat said...

Love the cover, it looks warm even before its wadded and completed!
the colours are a seriously wonderful : )

Monica said...

Wow, Kaja, it really is looking awesome now as the impact of all the circles keeps building. And all your gorgeous fabrics really shine. It looks like a gallery of sunsets. Love it!

Mary Marcotte said...

Oh my goodness, Kaja, it's really fantastic! It's pretty amazing how much the stamped strips add to the piece--giving a place for the eye to rest but still adding something more with the words. It was very smart of you to keep the stripes all horizontal. (I have stripes and plaids going in every direction and it's part of the reason my circles are too busy. Well, that and the crazy backgrounds.) Your work is, as Monica said, like a gallery of sunsets.

Thanks for adding the picture of your stamps: they are so interesting and finding a way to use them in your piece makes them extra special. Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt this one!

Lara B. said...

I love everything about this quilt Kaja!
Your stamps look like art just by themselves. :)

Kat Scott said...

Absolutely stunning! The addition of the stamped fabric is a great touch!

Rachel said...

Lovely and getting so close! This quilt is inspiring me to try some applique circles of my own!

Steffi said...

Wunderschön, gefällt mir total gut!
Liebe Grüße
Steffi

SarahZ said...

This is just stunning! So warm and easy on the eyes :) I have long had a stamp set on my Etsy favorites...I really should, shouldn't I!?!

LA Paylor said...

so good, it's just so balanced and colorful with the stripes adding to movement. Nice job girl! LeeAnna