June 18, 2013

Circular Thinking...

 What a great weekend! I found time to work on the Princeton Plates quilt.

 I enjoyed resting with my feet up, stitching the plates to the background 
fabric. I kept my supplies close at hand - Kimono silk thread, Thread Heaven™,
silver bee thimble, scissors and needle. Everything I needed when my attention
turned to the quilt - available when the urge to work on it struck my fancy.
 By the end of the day Monday all of my plates were sewn down!
Time to change my focus to creating the circles for the center of the blocks.

I gave Handsome fabric samples and asked him choose his favorite for the center 
circles. The winner was the blue paisley fabric. I think the blue  will be just the 
right choice for these plates. After all, the Moda "Princeton" line looks just like 
men's ties when used this way, and the blue center moves it even more in a 
masculine direction. Even so, I like the choice as much as Handsome does.

I made a template for the center and then began the applique' process of
forming the fabric into circles.  I need eighteen circles for eighteen plates.
 Today will be a total play day. I'll make the rest of the circle centers and
sew them to the plates. I bet I'll be pretty close to adding sashing by Friday.
There will be a lot of "circular thinking" before this step is finished. (snort)
What will you be working on today?

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Jillayne said...

I love these fabrics Donna - I have most of them myself! They are such a great line and the menswear styling to them is one of my favourites.
I am always in such awe of how quickly you work, and how meticulous your stitching is - you make it sound so easy and yet I know it comes from years of practice.
Today I am working on my card books and an quilter's angel wallhanging that has now been five years in the making - time to get it done and I am thankfully on the last block!

Minimiss said...

Looking very good Donna.

Lesley said...

Your plates are so perfect! Love your fabric choices!

Carol at Serendipity said...


Just gorgeous. As usual.....We are almost settled in. I have mostly been knitting but bought some fabric from Lynn's to play with.

Sounds like you are doing well.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

This is so pretty, Donna! I just finished my last blanket and now I feel lost:( I do have some ideas swirling for the next:) Enjoy your day! Twyla

Createology said...

Handsome made a very good choice with the blue paisley centers. Your attention to detail and precision stitching are going to result in a beautiful quilt. These fabrics are wonderful. Sew glad to hear you are resting and getting stronger dear...

Terri Sue said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous Donna. These are just beautiful.


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