I've been referring to this quilting project as my Mystery Quilt , because I just didn't know what it would look like when it was finished. That's what happens when you use 29 different fabrics with about 2345 possible combinations and a plethora of cutting and sewing back together. I just went with it. I also want to proudly point out I did not stress out about my circles and blocks not matching up perfectly during the sewing-back-together -process- which is another first. Little Miss Virgo usually likes everything perfect. My Sagittarian ascendant was clearly in full flight during the making of this quilt.
In my first unveiling of this quilt (above) I asked for opinions about what to do with it- because it looked so busy with circles against the squares when I laid it out. Thanks Lane and lw for pointing out that if I cut these circles into halves I would end up with ovals - because seriously that thought had never occurred to me-duh. That's what happens when you're just focusing on the end product.
Elizabeth's advice was to "Go Big or Go Home" (I love that ) I decided to Go Big - circles into quarters sewn back together randomly. I ended up with 324 bits which was initially as scary as h***. Then the Sagittarius chick kicked in and it came together because I kept telling myself this was an experiment and it was only fabric. I didn't think once about how much trouble I could get into with that many quilt bits to sew back together, so last weekend those 324 bits became 81 bits without giving me further ulcers. So far so good.
This past weekend with a lot of sewing those 81 bits transformed into a respectable looking quilt top. I'm not saying there arent mistakes in it. (There are - I need to go back and fix a couple) but my attitude is C'est la vie. Repeat after me. Experiment. Just fabric.
I think this one will live on the chair I'm stripping for my dining room (as suggested by Annie ) In a black and white kitchen this will add some much needed colour!
And since I set a personal goal for a specific number of quilts this year - I need to spend less time blogging and more time sewing if I'm going to meet that goal...sigh.