Thursday, August 13, 2015

The too small block

There has not been enough time for blogging this summer!  I am happy to have some progress on my circle game quilt to show.  Last night I tackled the challenge of the too small circle.  I made the navy and light blue pieces 1/8 inch larger on the curved side.
 It fit together perfectly and laid flat - yahoo!  The last thing to check was to see if it was noticeable when mixed in with the other blocks. 
 I think it's ok - it's such a busy quilt made with some busy fabrics.  I have 2 more too small blocks that I will finish up this way as well.  I'll spread them out in the setting and I don't think it will be too noticeable.  Why are they too small?  I guess I find the 1/4 inch seam allowance hard to keep on  curves?
 Here are a few other blocks that are started but not finished yet.
 I really like both of these - they are the other 2 too small blocks. They were challenging to piece by machine and I'd rather not remake them.
Earlier this summer we spent several days on Vancouver Island.  It was a lovely holiday and I was happy to get to visit 2 new-to-me quilt shops.  I have been thinking about the border for this quilt as I'm not crazy about the border in the pattern.  I'd like to find a beautiful print to feature instead and on finding a charm pack of this new line I think I will be able to choose one.

One more block to go - I think we will draft our own :0)  We have already starting talking about the next quilt to make together.  This project has been very challenging for me and making it together with a friend has been wonderful.  What will we make next?? 

Happy Quilting!!


Kyle said...

Summer is suppose to be a busy time with kids and family, but I'm glad you have had a few moment to sew. Your blocks are lookin' good and I think one of those paisley fabrics would make a perfect border. It is nice to have a friend working on the same project. You keep each other moving along. Great job!

Susan said...

your blocks are looking good. I love the Two small ones especially. Good to have some border options.

audrey said...

I've enjoyed seeing these blocks come together. It's going to be a special quilt.:)

Barb said...

Oh these are great looking Janet. I really like the secondary pattern that emerges. I think your fabrics are working well together. Its been fun to watch your progress on this project.

Every Stitch said...

Lovely! and I agree with Barb - is so interesting to see the secondary pattern showing up. Look forward to what you make next :)

Lori said...

Wow! The block is lovely and all 4 look terrific together!! What fun prints you purchased!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, boy! those do look really challenging but you are doing such a great job. They are beautiful blocks.