This is a "quiltie," a miniature 10" square quilt, that I made for a swap. The challenge was to try a new technique or block or design. Several years ago, I had bought the quilting book Circle Play because I was so intrigued with the idea of the interplay of lines and color between the circles and triangles in the author's quilts. Naturally, after purchasing the book and oohing and aahing over all the pictures, I never actually made a project with the techniques.
Wow. This was challenging. Picking the primary fabric for the circles was easy. Background fabrics, not so much. Then cut and piece. Then lay out circles in multiple positions to find the best effect, stitch them on. Then decide to add piping. Then make the border, piecing fabrics and aligning them to get the visual effect I wanted. Then ponder how to do the quilting. Quilt, then add binding and a tiny label.
I love, love, love how it came out. These colors are so "me." Even my husband said, "Wow! That's really pretty!" when he saw it, and getting a wow out of him is no small feat. This is one of my most favorite projects ever.
The big problem now - I'm supposed to mail it to my swap partner. And I don't wanna!!!