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Friday, December 23, 2011

Circuit Rider

All the Circuit Rider blocks, plus the extras I made, are now a quilt top.  I have been working on this for about 2 years now, and I am very happy to have the top done.  It will be a little longer before I get around to quilting, it.  I chose blocks I liked out of the book, plus some I found in other books, and on EQ.  The only colours I used were red, green, gold and pink.

Something interesting happened when I started sewing them together, I realised that the blocks had shrunk more in one direction, than in the other.  We always expect some shrinkage with applique, but you would expect it to be uniform.  I used my trusty steam iron, and they kind of went back to the original size.

I don;t thing there is any right way up with this quilt - it does seem to be a bit all over the place as far as direction goes.  I will pretend that was the plan :-)

Now, I really want to start something new.  I have this red/black/cream applique quilt in my head and it really needs to be started.  I have been collecting black fabrics for a while, so no excuses. 

9 comments:

  1. dear wendy,your top is gorgeous,congrats to the finish and merry chrismas and a happy,healthy new year,susi

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  2. You've done really well doing all those applique blocks! Your quilt top looks great, it'll be wonderful once its quilted and on the bed!!! Wonderful work! Have a lovely Christmas season!

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  3. Congratulations on completing the top! Amazing! Beautiful work.

    Merry Christmas Wendy.

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  4. As beautiful as I imagined it would be

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  5. The quilt top is wonderful and congratulations on getting it to the stage of being a pieced top. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  6. I admire your tenacity in sticking with making your blocks for the Circuit Rider quilt. It was well worth all the time you have spent on it.

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  7. I think I like your combination/selection better than the original CR. Maybe a new name just for yours? 'Something' Album Quilt.
    It is a beauty!!

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  8. Your Circut Rider quilt top is lovely.

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  9. I like that the quilt has no "direction". I live in the USA and I enjoyed both your pattern and Quilters profile in Patchwork and Quilting. Well done!! I am excited to see what you create next

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