Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Circle Squared

Quilt Documentation # 134

I made this quilt in this orientation, and it just never “felt” right. Not balanced.

Circle Squared

So while playing with my photos, I flipped it around with the dark at the bottom and I like that a lot better.

Circle Squared - Rotated

What do you think?

I love working with scraps and I like making crazy patchwork and see what I can come up with.

My scraps are sorted by colour......I know, a little obsessive!

So, I grabbed my “Orange” basket and sorted into lights and darks.

"light crazypatch"

"dark crazypatch"

In order to get this to work, I cut a paper pattern, the size I wanted the quilt to be, and drafted my circular design. I then marked it off in a 4” grid and cut it apart.

curved piecing

After foundation piecing light and dark 4” squares, the squares were assemble using curved piecing, just like you would piece Drunkards Path.

It is echo quilted following the centre line using a cotton variegated thread on the front and Razzle from Wonderfil on the back.

quilting and binding

The back was pieced to line up with the front. Even the sleeve and binding follow the curve. Too bad, I think I now have to make another sleeve so I can hang it the way I like it.

Circle Squared - back

back - quilting detail

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Quilt Name: Circle Squared
Description: Crazy-patch
Pattern: original
Size: 24” x 24”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Orange
Construction Techniques: 4” crazy patch squares
Back: 100% cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: yes
Label: no
Date completed: 2008
Quilt History: Display at the 2008 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of Northern History.
Maker: Terry Whyte


Anonymous said...

I love your play with colours and thank you for taking us through the process. I have a friend who sorts her scraps by colour and it always amazes me. I do like the final display with the dark on the bottom. Beautiful quilting!

elle said...

nice. I like the weight of the colour on the bottom. It seems more 'natural' like earth and sky!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

OGM, this is one beautiful quilt!! Oh, I wished I lived closer, I'd pop over and share in person!!

Heather P said...

That is beautiful, Terry! I agree, much stronger with dark on the bottom.

Nina Marie said...

ohh I love the how traditional quilts make a contemporary quilt - love it! I like the documentation of the quilt!

Sylvia said...

It was fun to read how you made this piece happen! I love the curves, in the piecework and also the quilting lines!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Gosh, I like it BOTH ways! Two sleeves is good - you can change orientations at will! Great piece!