It felt like time to get back to my Jen Kingwell Circle Game quilt. A friend and I are working on it together. She's been pretty busy so instead of starting a new block without her I put surrounds on 2 blocks I had already made.
I really like this block with the flying geese going around. It has such a large center circle so I decided to fussy cut the large paisley to fit in there so it wouldn't look empty.
This other block is probably my least favorite so far but it fits in there and lets the other blocks be more interesting. It just needed the surround to take it from a circle to a square block.
Now that I have 9 blocks completely finished I can get a really good idea of how it will look. (its a 16 block quilt) I love how all the different Minick and Simpson lines work together. I have 2 more circles made and I guess that leaves 5 more blocks to start. I'm more than halfway :0) To confess the other 2 circles waiting for surrounds have "issues". One is a bit too big and the other one a bit too small. I'm tempted to just trim the too big one down and not worry about cutting points off. The small one is a different challenge. Could I add a coping circle around it? Is there such a thing? They were ones I made near the beginning. I guess I could try remaking them in hopes that my piecing has improved... Generally speaking I'm more of a fudger than a perfectionist. I'll have to think about it for a few days.