Saturday, February 16, 2013

Why did I put this off, exactly?

I have a few in-progress quilts (from wall hanging- to twin-size) that I am determined to get done this year.

So, I pulled out my second top from my class with Elizabeth Hartman—a Looptastic mini. The first was my Owl Eyes mini, finished six months ago shortly after the class.

I already had 2 of the rings completed—only the green one was left. That was three days ago. And I had to go buy and pre-wash the background fabric—Kona Natural was what I went with. One of the blues has a neutral that perfectly matches the natural. I have a horrible time with neutrals, I don't seem to like any of them!

As you can tell, the circles are not perfect. I actually cut apart the green twice, trying to get a circle instead of an oval. After carefully examining the photos in the book, I see those aren't perfect either.

The applique was much, much easier than I expected.

I found something in my stash that I will be using for the back:

The selvedge isn't stamped to the line—I think it is Wild Thyme by P&B Textiles. I love this fabric and am questioning my choice to put it on the back—but I bought it several years ago when my favorite LQS went out of business and haven't touched it yet. I really do not want to buy anything else. It is time to cut into this!

Linked to:
Sew Darn Crafty 
Show and Tell Tuesday


  1. Your circles look great! Perfect backing fabric too. Go ahead, cut into it ; )

  2. I think they look lovely! I don't know that I'd brave circles. The backing is a perfect match!

    Visiting from Show and Tell. Hope you had a great day.

  3. The circles are so cool and I love that backing. That Wild Thyme line is awesome! We have almost used up all the seedpod prints we have from the line.

  4. !!! That orange fabric with the circles takes my breath away!
    I want to wrap it around me and wear it for days! LOL