Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Round and Round

I'm finding Instagram quite addictive. It's just so simple to connect with other quilters, see what they're working on and share ideas. The problem is that it makes you want to make every beautiful quilt that you see! The Round and Round quilt-along was a perfect example.


I was intrigued by this pattern and wanted to try it when it was first released. One of those sitting in the back of your mind {along with many others}. When Camille announced she was hosting a quilt-along, I was in. I chose a background other than my usual white - a minty, aqua-y, blue/green solid from Moda Bella called Breeze. I really love this color...


For the quilting, I tried concentric circles for the first time. I've done swirls before, but wanted to try this look where the swirls look like they're sitting on top of one another. Armed with Angela Walter's book by my side, I gave it a go. Definitely time-consuming, but very doable!


The backing is that nice blue/green dot from Scrumptious and I love how the Metro Circles in navy set off the quilt as binding.



I thought this would be my final finish for 2013, but I should get one more binding on. So hopefully one more before heading into the list for 2014. {And maybe a little wrap-up post of all my quilts from 2013?}...

13 comments:

  1. I just joined Instagram myself.... well, actually I joined months ago - just started using it in earnest recently... Your Round and Round quilt is beautiful and your quilting is fantastic! Thank you for sharing both here and on Instagram!

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  2. Your Quilting is AMAZING!! Nice job :) I love it. I love instagram too. It is the best. I will have to find you. Thanks for sharing this sweet little quilt. Happy Holidays!

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  3. Another beautiful quilt Cindy. Your quilting looks wonderful.

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  4. When I saw your first post on this quilt top I was hooked! I made only one block, but it is so fun to have it taped (yes, taped!) to my wall, finished!!! Your quilt finished up beautifully!!! I also love your Moda Breeze!

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  5. This is absolutely lovely, right from your colour choices (*sigh* breeze) to your quilting. I just love it.

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  6. A wrap-up post of all of your 2013 quilts is a delicious idea.

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  7. Cindy it is really awesome. Tell us more about Instagram - don't really know how it works.

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  8. Gorgeous! The more I see this pattern, the more I love it. Your version and quilting are beautiful.

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  9. Fascinating! I want to watch and consider.

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  10. It is BEAUTIFUL! really. Lovely quilt. Love the backing, binding, everything! Excellent job on the quilting.

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  11. My blog has been suffering because of instagram, its a little addictive. Love your quilt, I really must get out of my comfort zone and try different background colours instead of the usual white!

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  12. I love your round and round! I have been wanting to do a quilt with a dark background and this fit the bill. I also find myself using IG a lot and not blogging as much.. maybe because sometimes I do not know what to say/type.. and IG I can just share and tag the photos. I love your quilting.

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  13. Very nice quilt! I love your choice of aqua for the background, and the navy is great for the binding. Your quilting is beautiful. I tried those swirls using Angela's book last week. Mine did not end up that neat!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!