Wonky Scrappy Circles (III)


Well, I cheated and did a little more on my Wonky Scrappy Circles quilt today, even though I’m supposed to leave it alone until I’m done with Hye Soo’s quilt. Oh well, we creative types can’t stay on a rigid schedule… at least not if “we’re” like me…

So I sewed up the last 4 blocks I bl0gged about, which I had cut out but not sewed:

4 more scappy circles to square up

Now I’ve squared those 4 up, and I now have a whoppin’ 16 blocks going towards the finished quilt. Here they are:

four scrappy circle blocks four scrappy circle blocks

four scrappy circle blocks four scrappy circle blocks

Wonky Scrappy Circles (II)


Well, I very quickly fell down on my goal to make one set of 4 blocks every day… surprise, surprise! (-: I made one more set a few weeks ago, which I’ll picture here. But I’ve been working on my niece’s wedding quilt, so the Scrappy Circles are taking a back seat for now. But for now, here are the pics from the last set of 4 blocks I made:

4 more squares

4 more squares

Stack 'em

Stack ’em

Slice 'em up

Slice ’em up

Mark the centers

Mark the centers

Pin them all together

Pin them all together

Sew them

Sew them

All sewed up

All sewed up

Voila! 4 more blocks

Voila! 4 more blocks

Wonky Scrappy Circles (I)


Since being bitten by the quilt-bug last summer, I’ve spent a lot of time perusing so many great blogs out there! Oh, Fransson! and Film in the Fridge being two of my favorites. I’ve learned so much from these sites plus many others! I also like to do google image searches just to see what is out there and see what inspiration I get. Well, I came across this pattern by Emily Cier at Carolina Patchworks and fell in love. I was going to buy the pattern, but being me, I decided to try and tackle how to put my own variation together, and figure out how to do it on my own.  I added an extra small scrappy circle, and my technique is different than hers so I’m hoping it’s ok that I’m posting how I did it here.  But please, if you are not as crazy as me, please buy her pattern, and check out all her other amazing patterns! She is an amazing talent.

Anywhoo, I kept procrastinating starting this quilt. I’ve had the fabric that I planned for it for months… so I realized I was SCARED to get started. My first quilt! (I did start a simple 4-square quilt top in 8th grade… but never finished it and it got lost in a move years ago, so well, that doesn’t count.) So I’ve girded up my loins, and I got started and vowed that I am going to make a set of 4 blocks every day. Now that I’ve started, I’m sooo excited. I’m loving it, and my own wonky way of guessing how to put it all together is actually working! Wahoo!

OK, here are some pictures to show you all what I’ve done so far.

I can’t wait to see how this shapes up as I add the other blocks. This is so fun!