Sunday, September 20, 2015

This is my Serenity....

I'm still here, trying to get used to being back to work and trying to get some quilting done too. You can see that hasn't left me much time to blog,  I will try to do better!

One thing I've been working on are several new quilts in the Circle and Spin series. This is the latest one, Serenity, that I finished recently. I love circular patterns and have taught the Circle and Spin class many times as the technique I use is a fun and easy way to accomplish making circular designs without a lot of headaches. So I spent some time this summer working on a few new designs using the Circle and Spin technique.

As I was quilting this one, I was trying to come up with a name for it...that can be difficult. Finding just the right name that fits that design....can be elusive. I went through many names, trying to find something catchy that seemed to fit the quilt. I kept coming back to Serenity and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the feeling I get when I look at the design?  Maybe I felt serenity that it was finally finished? (hopefully this isn't it!) But there is always a satisfaction in finishing a quilt and I haven't wanted to name them all Serenity. Whatever it is, I kept coming back to Serenity, so Serenity it is.
A close up of the quilting, I used the Leafage panto which is one of my favorites.
There is something about a snakes nest of binding ready to sew on that is beautiful to me. Since it's hard to see the binding on the quilt, I thought I'd show you up close!

Conrad and Smokey claimed this quilt as their own! I had to sneak it away when they weren't looking as I will be teaching this design in Oct. so needed to hang it on display the other day.

I am starting a new quilt today so I get to play with some new fabrics...hope you are too!


Frog Quilter said...

The circle and spin quilt is fabulous. Love the colors. I agree, every quilt is serenity, it's my sanity. Can't wait to see the next one.

Karen said...

I love the way this one looks, all based on your color placement. So beautiful!

Maggi said...

I love the way that this ripples out and think that Serenity is a really suitable name.