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Something a little different !!!

Just thought I would share something I was working on last weekend. I had initially intended to quilt this alot more than I have to showcase the quilting, but as it progressed, I really liked the puffy texture that had been created by the dense pebbling in the on point squares so I decided to leave the background unquilted except for the outlining of each circle.  I am very pleased with the results and it was alot of fun to quilt !!!!  
I pieced this last summer so not all of the piece work was completed in a weekend, it took considerably longer than that to strip piece the striped squares, and to cut out all of the circles from the blocks, which then resulted in a big hole to be covered by a larger circle which I then machine appliqued.  I don't like to waste my fabrics, by covering them up and having two layers, especially batiks !!!
 I apologise for my photography though -  I really could do with taking a photography course especially regarding lighting !!!!  

4 Comments to Something a little different !!!:

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Borderline Quilter on 10 April 2011 18:20
Wonderful quilt and fantastic quilting...love that third photo...but I've got to ask....What are you going to do with all of the smaller cut out circles???
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Janette on 10 April 2011 18:28
Hi Kay Thanks. Well spotted that I would have some smaller circles left over !!! I am sure I will think of something to use them up on. I will forever have smaller and smaller circles left over though, as I hate to waste fabric !!! I might make something similar on a smaller scale. For the moment though, they are in my stash !!!
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Kathy Schwartz on 12 April 2011 17:39
This is a beautiful quilt Janette! I am always drawn to batiks and really like the quilting design you stitched on this one. So glad you left the background around the circles puffy, gives it great texture!
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Janette Chilver on 13 April 2011 22:41
Thanks Kathy for your comments. I am glad I left that background unquilted too - sometimes less is definately more !!!

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