Saturday, 1 December 2012

November colour palette

The November colour palette was an interesting one.  The inspiration was sweet peppers - red/green/yellow. Given the time of year, I was really tempted to make a Christmas design.  But I was talked out of my first instinct.  I had designed a quilt, and chosen blue/green in EQ, just because.  I was going to switch it for red/green/yellow, but when I showed it to someone, she loved the original colours, so I decided to leave that one alone.

I found my colour set, and packed up all my fabrics (plus a background) to take to a quilting retreat in hopes that inspiration would strike during all the fun.  I also packed up a new ruler I had just purchased - a "Cut-a-round" circle ruler. As I was packing it, I had a brilliant idea - a circle quilt for the challenge this month. Two challenges in one :)

When I got to retreat, I quickly sketched out a design - just a random placement of circles with a few overlapping for interest.  Then, I cut a bunch of circles of varying sizes, in 10" frames.  Cut 2 giant circles, and played with some placement on the floor (since design walls were no where to be found). 

I had to stare at it for a while to figure out how to create the overlapping circles, but one I understood that I could just a piece of the existing circle as the "frame", it all came together.  And it did - in about 4 hours I had this quilt.

I know exactly how I want to quilt it and had hoped to get that done this month. But other projects interfered so it is still waiting.

Check out Judy's blog to see what others have done for the challenge this month.


  1. I love it. Great job

  2. That is a great quilt!! I love how you used the color palatte. Can't wait to see it quilted ;-)

  3. I really like the look of this. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

  4. Love this quilt -- I might have to check out that ruler. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Really, REALLY like this, Krista! You inspire me.....again!
    Donna in KS