Circle success–a finish

When I got all the Circle in Circle blocks together and started thinking about a border, I was thrilled to find that all seven quilts using this block in Mary Mashuta’s Confetti Quilts were finished by binding only–NO BORDERS.  Why go against an expert?  Of course then, I was faced with picking the perfect binding.  I decided to go light and of the three fabrics with enough yardage left to cut the binding strips, I am happy with what I chose.

I was going to QID the squares by machine and do the curves by hand but I made a mess of machine quilting one half, ripped it all out and did all hand quilting.  It’s a soothing task for my evenings.

Let me now admit that I said this was the last curves I was ever doing but I know I should never say never.  An apple core keeps tickling my brain!

About quiltfever

I retired in 2004 and have never missed the 8-5 grind even for a minute. Now I spend my time reading, traveling, quilting and trying to learn new things like Spanish and blogging.
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7 Responses to Circle success–a finish

  1. jennyklyon says:

    Really nice color choices! Isn’t it great to not have to border? Apple core-not just a curve, but a difficult curve!

  2. ali says:

    This is perfect–I like the bound, borderless edge. Very clean and crisp–refreshing!

  3. rutheh says:

    Beautiful work! Just lovely.

  4. Auntie Em says:

    It turned out so well! I like your color choices.
    I am currently trying to “fix” some quilting choices I made on my current quilt. My seam ripper and I have become much to friendly lately!

  5. Lani Longshore says:


  6. Lisa says:

    It looks beautiful! Another great accomplishment for you! Curves aren’t so bad. They can even be fun as you have found out! ox

  7. liz says:

    A great result. It’s a beautiful quilt. I feel like you do about curves. Apple cores are hard; perhaps a baby sized quilt would be OK…

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