Saturday, June 7, 2014

Saturday sewing and a June goal

breathe - in progress

As if I did not have enough to do, today I started to make this new Cycles quilt (if you don't know about this series you can check out Cycles, Cycles 2, Sunset and Snowfall under the My Quilts tab at the beginning of this blog). This new quilt is called breathe. Although the pictures don't show it well, all these fabrics are different colours.

breathe - in progress

Breathe is made up of circles which are 23" in diameter. After I took these photos, I added Essex linen borders so she is currently 70" square in total.
Once the matchstick quilting is done I expect she will be smaller, that is if I can manage to quilt such a big quilt that densely.

breath - in progress

I have to show off the circles before they were pieced together - not too shabby.
 
Making the top of breathe took most of my sewing time today. So I am linkin up to Kim at My Go-Go Life for Sewjo Saturday.

A Lovely Year of Finishes
And since I expect I will want to finish breathe now that she is started, she can be my June goal for AYOLF. I know, it would be better to set one of my Q2 FAL goals, but breathe is on my mind tonight.

It's past bedtime. In the morning I will draw the winner to my draw for a copy of my pattern, Canvas.

Best,

Leanne

16 comments:

  1. Yay for a new addition to the series!

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  2. Is it going to be first matchstick on long arm? Have fun!

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  3. Love the colours and love the name. Can't wait to see the matchstick transform it.

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  4. Can't get enough of your circles. My June goal wasn't on my FAL list either - in fact, not much has been chipped away for Q2, oh well if I'm making something that's better than nothing!

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  5. Leanne, I love this! I love the cool, calming colors. Once it's quilted it will be fab! Can you matchstick quilt on your longarm?

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  6. I love the colours. Matchstick quilting will look amazing!

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  7. I love this series that you're doing, and I can't wait to see this quilted.

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  8. such perfect circles, saw these in instagram but still working out how to use it so did not comment there

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  9. Your circles are so perfectly pieced Leanne. Breathe is beautiful and I love the quilting I have seen on IG.

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  10. Another awesome quilt for the cycles series

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  11. I want to know where you got the funky compasses to draw these, I was dead jealous when i saw them in IG!

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  12. If anyone can matchstick this one, you can. And it will be awesome.

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  13. Such inspiration, Leanne! Looking forward to seeing how the quilting turns out. The peeks on IG have been great!

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  14. Not shabby at ALL!!! Very pretty! and CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are this week's winner for SEWjo Saturday! Please email me your contact info for your sample set ;)

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