Thursday, October 24, 2013

Circle 7: Jennifer

I couldn't wait to get my hands on Jennifer's Circle 7 quilt.  She requested low volume background with a range of solid colors.  I had a hard time narrowing down what to make because there were so many fun directions to explore with this quilt.  I have found that to be the best challenge in this bee - my mind will spin with ideas for each person's quilt and the narrowing down to just one or two designs is the hard part.

I first made this Racing Stripes panel since I've been wanting to explore this theme again.  I felt it was perfect to add this to her quilt since I debuted the original Racing Stripes on her blog during a feature she did on me here.

And because I'm a lover of improv piecing, and I know Jenn is as well, I made this sort of pixelated improv block to also add to her quilt.  This type of piecing always takes time, but the end result is worth it in my mind.  Can you imagine a whole quilt done this way?!  It would be fantastic!  

 I added my contributions to her starter pieces, which includes the wonky star block you see below, as well as the herringbone strip.  Lindsey added the triangle strips and wonky churn dash blocks and split off part of the herringbone strip to expand Jenn's original panel.  So this is how it looked when it left my house!

I love seeing how these quilts evolve over time!  I'll be trying to post updates on the other quilts in this bee over these next couple of weeks.  I can hardly believe these quilts will be done soon!


  1. This is so gorgeous!! And the quilt that you started is looking fabulous, too! I saw it over at Jennifer's blog. :) What a super fun idea for a swap! I have to try this. :)

  2. I love what you added, Valerie. One of these days I need to try a quilt with all solids. I love the way they look!

  3. Loving the mixture of patterns in this!