I won a bundle of scrap fabric from Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts. Such beautiful pieces that I had to start right away and make some circles. Thank you Brooke!
Some of the pieces were already sewn together, so I sewed them up some more, cut them and sewed them back together. This is a large circle that is bigger than a block, so I will have to find a place where it can overlap without encroaching too much on surrounding squares.
I decided to let these pretty fabrics do the heavy lifting and made a simple circle.
I really like this linen fabric and the circle that was in it, even if I did have to cut into the middle of the fabric to get to it. It is on a chenille background. Both of these pieces were in the scrap bundle.
This one is one of a few that didn't use Brooke's scraps. The heart is a leftover from the 1857 quilt. There are dots in the butterflies so if you don't see the outside of the heart as a circle, you don't need to call the quilt police.
This fun whimsical fabric is going in as a whole piece. Lots of circles to see, and anything I do will cover up the fun fabric.
This is another leftover of the 1857 quilt. I cut lots of circles, and squeezed the scrap onto the block.
Another leftover from the 1857 quilt. Why throw away the tiny pieces when you can make a circle out of them?
These are all from the scrap bundle. I really like this one. It sets a scene of going on a bike ride someplace floral and pretty and having a picnic. So romantic.
This is a scrap from the 1857 quilt.
These are also from the scrap bundle. I like that the background and the foreground are strong forces that work together.
Yesterday was my halfway point of making the circles. I should have 183 made, but have 161. I don't mind running behind during my busy time at work, and think it will take too long to catch up.
As a reward to hanging with me until the last circle, I will show you my progress on the 1857 Quilt. More blocks have been prepped. I still need to sew down a lot of these pieces. There are lots of circles in this quilt too.