A new project!

Circle Lattice

Two things I’ve had on my mental must-do list have finally made it to reality!  When I first saw Carolyn Friedlander‘s Circle Lattice quilt in her Savor Each Stitch book, I thought it was amazing.  Then when I saw Carolyn’s trunk show I was even more convinced I had to make this quilt!  The design is stunning, but I also love the idea that both the background fabric and the appliqué fabric are one piece.

The fabric has a similar story:  I have loved Alison Glass‘ fabric forever and have used some of them in my quilts.  The Geese in Storm print from Alison’s Handcrafted line has such a wonderfully large repeat, I thought it would be perfect to show off as the background in a Circle Lattice quilt.  Bonus – it is a dusty dark blue and I’ve had a dark blue quilt on my mental list too.  Add Plus in Chartreuse and I am one happy quilter!

The final piece that made this quilt rise to the top of the long list is that I have been badly in need of a new hand appliqué project!  I meet every two weeks with some friends to do handwork and, for the past year or so, I’ve been playing around with several small projects and ideas but I am ready to commit to a new, larger project.

So far, all I’ve done is cut out the appliqué fabric – it is just stuck on top of the background on my design wall so I can see how it looks (that’s why it looks a bit wonky :)).  Next steps, square up the background fabric, pin the lattice in place and stitch away!  I can’t wait!

How about you?  Anything new in the works?

  • Karen
    Posted at 00:43h, 19 March Reply

    I live your fabric choices for this amazing quilt. Have fun!

  • Anne / Springleaf Studios
    Posted at 17:41h, 17 March Reply

    Enjoy your new larger handwork. I just saw Carolyn's trunk show with this quilt last week. I don't usually go in for handwork myself but I am getting tempted. Sorry to have missed you at QuiltCon. Hope you had as much fun as I did.

  • Jayne
    Posted at 14:17h, 17 March Reply

    This is an eye catcher! The circles! After reading and finding out its applique…really? Wow! I am so intrigued! This is going to be fabulous!

  • Artsy-Craftsy Ivy
    Posted at 13:36h, 17 March Reply

    I love this quilt! I bought that book because of that quilt! I love your fabric choices! I didn't realize it's all one piece–the applique part. Oy, that's a lot of waste. Or scraps! I look forward to seeing your progress on this. 🙂

    As for my own projects, I am working on a traditional tumbler version of Elizabeth Hartman's Glam Garlands quilt. I am using a text background and Chicopee and various prints for the tumblers.

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