Friday, November 20, 2009

Circle Time!


I finished my sashiko. I will show it to you after I wash it. You know what this means, right? This means I can move on to another project. I didn't want to spend a lot of time thinking and debating, so I moved to the first one that crossed my mind. It is Circle Time quilt that Amanda Jean showed on her blog. She used old CDs as a template.

Remember when America Online and Prodigy and CompuServe were sending CDs in the mail, to get you to use them as their internet provider? I thought I would be clever and use the CD as a template for a quilt, but I never got around to it. I find it hard to do nice circles. And when I was cleaning out my basement, I found said old CDs that I was saving. You know, because CDs are so hard to find.

Then I saw the quilt, and it is so beautiful, and she uses the word "casual". Such a beautiful word. I can make a casual quilt. And then I can throw away my old CDs!

I think the key to making this quilt is to use beautiful fabric. Yes, I have cut into my African fabric stack. I cut out all the circles yesterday, and did the layout and a some of the zig zag stitching today. This is going to be a quick quilt, except maybe for the borders. My border idea may take some time, if I follow through with it. I am hoping to make lots of maverick blocks. I've read that the Africans like complex patterns so the evil spirits get confused and can't get into the quilt.

5 comments:

Tanya said...

I saw that quilt too and it really is an eye catcher! Your African prints will be wonderful with this!

Allie said...

I can't wait to see your sashiko! And this circle quilt is going to be fabulous in African fabrics. I never knew that about the complex patterns, how interesting!

Nathalie L. said...

Do you know Circle Design
http://cdhistoires.blogspot.com/
Recycled CD.
Il love your African Circles.

annie de Toulon said...

I love your blog ...
You can see many CD here.: http://cdhistoires.blogspot.com

Chantal du Lub said...

I love to work on. This is beautiful. Thank you.