Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crop Circles


When I started working on this quilt, I may not have expected to enjoy sewing the curves as much as I did, but I totally knew I'd relish working with those greens!


Even though I really wanted to make this quilt, inspired by a photo of crop circles I'd seen online, I was having second thoughts, considering all those curved blocks. But using Latifah Saafir's The Clammy 12" ruler made this project very doable for me. What a relief!


For backing, I pieced together even more of those stashed greens.


Quilting was a dense grid with a delightfully variegated Aurifil 50wt #3320 (Spring Green), which was subtle, blending here and showing itself there .... all quite perfect.


Crop Circles finished at 60" square, and was a really satisfying project. Actually, it's proof positive that if you get a quilt idea, you might as well go ahead and try it!


This quilt is my first finish from my Q3 Finish-A-Long list! Linking up with 2016 FAL Q3 Finishes Link-Up.

35 comments:

  1. A very beautiful quilt! And congratulations on your finish :-)

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  2. A very beautiful quilt! And congratulations on your finish :-)

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  3. I love this quilt! Every time I look at a different section, I see something new, and I love the way the curved shapes join up with the squares and rectangles. Great settings for your photos, too!

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  4. This quilt is perfect!
    And I really like the pictures you took!
    KATRIN W.

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  5. Such a fresh and beautiful quilt! Green is one of my very favourite colours and the mix of the different tones is gorgeous!

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  6. Love the quilt... bought the Clammy ruler after your first posting where you mentioned it, haven't played with it yet, but this quilt reminds me why I bought it, so I need to get busy and play!

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  7. Wonderful quilt... it does look like crop circles!

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  8. Gorgeous! Really reflects crop circles, and blends all those different greens so well - something I struggle to do!

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  9. stunning! I love this. also, did you use the velcro to put it on the wall? how did it work?

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  10. Love the curves & adore the variety of greens!

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  11. What a great way to use up those beautiful greens ... love this quilt so much!

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  12. Love the name; it's perfect. Beautiful quilt.

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  13. I absolutely LOVE All pics - what a find! The look is definitely cool and eco friendly

    xoxo
    Best Tailored suits for Men and Women

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  14. It's a winner! I'm not sure why I love all these greens so much, I'm not a green person at all! But these are perfect! I just realized I was using the title Crop Circles on my hand quilted mini...rethinking that one now!!

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  15. This is beautiful, I remember flying over eastern Washington once and it looked just like this. Just beautiful!

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  16. It's brilliant, i love it. I hope to make a circles quilt someday but i still haven't mastered curves

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  17. Strangely I am very much drawn to all the greens in this - being Irish I shy away from all the greens as normally surrounded by it all the time! This looks very comforting and really brings the outdoors inside!

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  18. I love green! I have a question about the size - is this considered a lap quilt? A large baby quilt? I've made Jeni Baker's 60" square star-ish quilt twice and I've gifted them to short people because I didn't know about the size and what people expect. (My normal lap quilt goal is 50x70). Great great great geens!

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  19. I just love this quilt Debbie! I just love all the movement and the squares within all those circles. And the quilting is perfect. What an amazing finish!

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  20. i truly LOVE this quilt! everything about it!!!

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  21. Sew pleased I found your blog after seeing this on a facebook group we both belong to.
    Cheers
    Del Allwood-Soden

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  22. Love this quilt Debbie. I've always liked looking at crop circles and fields from the air and have thought it would be a great quilt but have never motivated to make one. This is a wonderful interpretation and of course I love the greens.

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  23. I clicked from the newsletter (which I love!) to see this, and it is spectacular! I do not always like green -- have even been known to leave it out of scrap quilts altogether -- but here it really WORKS! Congrats!

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  24. Debbie, how did the clamMy ruler help you with these blocks? It's always nice to know all the applications of specialty rulers.thanks

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  25. Debbie, how did the clamMy ruler help you with these blocks? It's always nice to know all the applications of specialty rulers.thanks

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  26. I'm loving yellow greens right now! Your quilt is fantastic! No wonder it was well received on IG!

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  27. Love the quilt. I do have a pattern to make a circle quilt. Your photos make me want to put it into my line-up of "quilts to do". I am a slow quilter so it may take a year to get to it.

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  28. Love the curves, great finish!

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  29. I love all those greens! Congratulations on your finish, and thank you, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts, for taking part!

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