Itching for a Finish

by Nicole

I’m still making progress on my little scrappy quilt. I’m almost done, but not quite. Still, I was itching for a finish, so I stitched up this mini.

Improv circle_logo

It’s an idea I wanted to try out for my partner in the Modern She Made swap. One of the rules is that you have to include a circle in whatever you make for your partner. I know she likes improv. So why not an improv circle?

Improv circle2_logo

I was going to quilt diagonal lines, but after the second diag, I got the idea for lines radiating out from the center. Much more interesting than diagonals, don’t you think?

Improv circle_close copy

Now that I know the circle works, I’m going to figure out how to work it into a sewing machine cover for her. But first, I must finish that other little quilt.

For now, I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday!

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Kati April 13, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Love this! You've given me a wonderful idea!

Gill April 13, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Fabulous quilt! and the quilting is just perfect!

Debbie April 13, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Very fun! And I understand the craving for a finish! 😉

two hippos April 13, 2012 - 1:41 pm

I love the improv circle, what a great idea!

Eileen April 13, 2012 - 1:49 pm

This is wonderful ! Love circles and I like the quilting coming out from the circle.

a maidenhair fern April 13, 2012 - 1:55 pm

I love the radiating lines. Are you using a ruler? or just eyeballing it?, your lines are very straight!

Christine L April 13, 2012 - 2:03 pm

What a great way to use the Secret Ingredient 🙂 (Iron Chef America reference…*giggle*) I am sure your partner is going to LOVE IT!!!

Paige April 13, 2012 - 2:20 pm

I love it! I just sewed my first curve last weekend and loved it so now I'm all about circles!

Kim April 13, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Well that is just great looking all around ( ya I know bad pun)love the colors and the perfect circle… did you put the circle in the white fabric?

Nice going

Happy Sewing :0)

Cathy Tomm April 13, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Great little quilt. Love the colours.

Kat April 13, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Great circle! I love the way you spaced the lines so they are wider on the right. Adds a lot of interest to this mini.

Taryn April 13, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Beautiful! Love the radiating lines coming off the offset circle!

Jennifer April 13, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Gorgeous! The quilting is such a creative idea!

Jennifer 🙂

karen April 13, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Love the radiating lines. Great little quilt!! This makes me me want to get back to my circle quilt. I've gotta make that one work. Thanks for the inspiration!

SoSarahSews April 13, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Of course, another one of yours that I love!

Heather D. April 13, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Love it Nicole! I've totally done that too, been in the middle of a huge project and just wanting to FINISH something. 🙂

Katy Cameron April 13, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Cool, hope it satisfied your finish urge!

Annabella April 13, 2012 - 8:09 pm

I really need a finish!! Love your little mini but then I`m a sucker for improv. Love the colour palette you have used too!

Megan April 13, 2012 - 8:18 pm

What a great idea! It's really pretty and the quilting gives it the wow factor!

Carrie P. April 13, 2012 - 8:34 pm

love that quilt! great way to quilt it too.

Cherie April 13, 2012 - 9:13 pm

It's a fantastic idea! Love the quilting design! You're partner is so lucky! =D

Ella April 13, 2012 - 11:14 pm

I'm still pondering mine….Great idea! I love these colors and can't wait to see version 2.

Carol E. April 15, 2012 - 1:53 pm

That's a gorgeous quilt in every way!

Carla April 15, 2012 - 4:26 pm

this is fabulous, as is your "other" quilt

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