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« on: October 28, 2012 10:33:23 PM »

This is a pattern called Circle Play by Reynola Pakusich. Almost all of the large circles have an animal print. I worked on this, off and on, for over 3 years. This is the biggest quilt I have ever made - that is a king size bed!





























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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012 10:49:41 PM »

 Shocked Beautiful work! How hard are the circles to sew?!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012 10:53:20 PM »

Wow! This is outrageously beautiful- so many beautiful colors and patterns.. And all the work you put into this- I can't even imagine it... I love it, it is truly stunning!
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012 11:18:59 PM »

This is amazing. You deserve a huge pat on the back!
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012 11:45:21 PM »

The circles are very easy. Her book has very clear instructions. It sounds complicated to describe it but you can make one circle in about 10 minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012 11:55:26 PM »

So vivid and full of life and movement, and such gorgeous fabrics -- spectacular!
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012 12:21:55 AM »

That is amazing! The fabric options that you choose go together beautifully. You did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012 02:54:23 AM »

Fantastic! This is a gorgeous quilt!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012 03:11:33 AM »

Stunning!  The circles are not appliqued are they?
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012 05:27:05 AM »

Beautiful!  well done!
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012 05:28:54 AM »

Obviously a labor of love!  Beautiful work!
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012 05:48:05 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! Such a treat for the eyes to see all the colors and fabrics.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2012 06:20:00 AM »

Beautiful! I love the way the colours change in the squares.
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2012 06:53:23 AM »

This is so beautiful! Truly a gorgeous piece. I like that it looks both modern and classic at the same time. The amount of different fabrics looks so interesting!
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012 07:22:12 AM »

Beautiful!  I can't imagine the amount of work that went into this quilt, a definite keepsake!
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2012 07:22:35 AM »

Thank you for all the kind words! Very basic instructions:

First you make a circle. Then you make a square out of 1-4 triangles. Mostly my squares have one large triangle and two small ones. Then you appliqué the circle on top of the square and cut out the circle of fabric under the appliquéd circle. I used these circles along the border. Then sew the squares together.

The blocks are pretty easy to construct. The difficulty is selecting the fabrics and coordinating all of the squares. I quilted straight lines along the stripes (made from the triangles), and I did free motion quilting inside each circle.  
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2012 07:41:55 AM »

That. Is. GORGEOUS. You got a "rocks"! Thanks for the tips, too.
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012 08:50:34 AM »

STUNNING!! What beautiful fabrics too! You should be insanely proud!!
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2012 09:09:36 AM »

WOW this is just absolutely amazing! Grin
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2012 09:32:19 AM »

Now that.....is stunning!
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2012 09:51:56 AM »

WOW!  This is so incredibly gorgeous!!  Beautiful work!
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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012 10:00:54 AM »

Oh my goodness, king-sized? This is beautiful!
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012 03:06:16 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012 08:49:34 PM »

This is a real beautiful quilt...awesome idea with the animal pieces...well done!
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2012 08:54:30 PM »

This is absolutely fantastic!  Well done, the fabric choices are just amazing!  It looks gorgeous, and huge and just so very AWESOME!
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2012 12:02:12 AM »

It's massive!  And beautiful!

I saw the first pic and hadn't read the text, and expected it to be sort of knee-rug sized... then I saw the shot of it on the king sized bed and I think something in my brain may have gone 'ping'.  Wow.
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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2012 01:09:00 PM »

This is the most beautiful quilt that I have ever seen. You do beautiful, awesome work. Absolutely Fabulous!
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2012 06:50:20 PM »

Thanks again!

This circle pattern is great for large prints.

Also, I tried a new detail- a strip of brown ribbon around the inner black border.

I was worried about it puckering or shrinking unevenly, so first I finished all of the quilting and washed and dried the quilt. I didn't prewash any of the fabric. I wanted it to do all of the shrinking it was going to do before I added the ribbon.

It is a little puckered but not bad. I am thinking of adding some more narrow ribbon to the other side of the black border and along the binding. I really like the texture and shine.
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2012 08:47:54 PM »

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!  It is just so vibrant and alive!
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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2012 03:52:19 PM »

Fabulous, so much to look at!   Grin
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« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2012 06:09:10 PM »

this is stunning!
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« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2012 05:44:08 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2012 04:11:11 AM »

Oh, it is a quilt you can find something new everytime you see it. It's Wonderful!
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