The photos turned out to load out of order so some of my explanation will make more sense as you see the other circles in this batch.
Circle 88This circle came much later in the batch, when I realized that most of the colors I had used were not primary colors, and since I started with them, I wanted to make sure I maintained continuity with using red. I had also realized earlier that I had not been including other shapes besides circles very much so I used triangles and squares here as well.
Circle 89This simple block breaks a lot of rules. I used a selvage here. I usually don't use selvages so this breaks that rule. I also had the circle be the same fabric as the background, and I don't think I've done that in this quilt. I also didn't sew down the square and left the ends loose. When I sew this square to the others, the ends will extend into other blocks. Since all the other blocks are self contained, this breaks that rule.
Circle 90I pieced the X on this one so all the circles in this batch wouldn't be applique circles. The background fabric is also right side down because I wanted a lighter yellow.
Circle 91This one uses leftovers of Circle 95 which was made first. The circles made a square!
Circle 92This is a leftover of circle 96. It uses an embroidery stitch. The others are too neat and I wanted a messy one in the bunch.
Circle 93I've been wanting to make a bulls eye block, and I know this one isn't one exactly, but I didn't feel like making four blocks and only being able to use one quarter of all of them, at least not now when I am working under a deadline. This is the first one in the batch where I only sewed down the center and left the edges free.
Circle 94I saw a circle in a corner on another blog, and realized that all of my circles are relatively centered, so I had to break a rule I didn't know I had!
Circle 95The circles are cut out of a square. One of the 1857 blocks uses this idea.
Circle 96I wanted to use a whole circle, and got this fabric from my stash. I want to use mostly scraps for this quilt, but this is a rule breaking quilt after all. The fabric does all the work here. I just cut out a circle and slapped it on the background.
Circle 97This is another attempt to use primary colors. I haven't used blue and green for a while.
Circle 98This uses scraps from Circle 99. I wanted another messy one and really like the asterisk circle.
Circle 99I've been using brown a lot as my dark background and wanted to use something different. The plain circle looked boring so I decided to add the purple scrap.
Circle 100Woo hoo! I did it! I made 100 circles in 100 days. This one uses other shapes in addition to the circle, and uses green.
Scenic RouteAs a present for you for sticking with me for 100 days, I also want to show you the finished rail fence quilt. When I pieced it, I was thinking of roads, since I pieced the dark strips together. When I was making it, I thought about adding pieces on the side so the road would be continuous but decided against it.
I quilted a small circle around that drop that showed up on its own, and using other circular things from around the house to add more circles randomly in the quilt. I used a washable marker to mark the lines and then when I was done, became worried that it might not wash out.
You can see that the marker was able to wash out. I rinsed it in cold water, following Allie's suggestion to avoid detergent. There was one fabric that didn't want to let go of the dye, but it washed out also.I did get a chuckle out of the thought that I could have circles in my circle quilt that weren't actually in the quilt.
This little doggie wanted to model the quilt.
The back uses a cute dog fabric playing in the yard. I appliqued a square on the left as a label.
In retrospect, I do think that this quilt could represent road trips and getting lost and going around in circles. The key is to just relax and take the time to enjoy the scenery. I am going to call it Scenic Route.
It was a beautiful sunny day outside again, and even though the doggie wants a nap, I thoroughly enjoyed making circles today and showing you Scenic Route.
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