Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Circle Game

The quilt top is done!

This is The Circle Game by Jen Kingwell.  My friend and I have spent the past few years working on this quilt each time we get together to sew.  It's been so much fun working on this together, seeing the impact such different fabric choices have on the quilt and, on several occasions, being moral support for each other as we ran into difficulties.  This one is hers if you want to check it out.

We both adapted the pattern a bit.  Neither of us stuck with the original border - it just didn't work with our fabric choices.

Plus we changed a few blocks:
This block was intended as a substitute for the simple striped block.  It stuck out a little as it was quite plain in comparison with the other more elaborate blocks. 

This block was created as my friend was adding 4 extra blocks to her quilt and I had one that I just couldn't get to not be a *bowl*.  After my third attempt, I gave up and created this instead.

I had a lovely stack of blues to make use of; so before I lost steam with this quilt (still have no idea how I want to quilt it!) I pulled the back together.

So now everything is ready to go as soon as quilting inspiration strikes.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to quilt it?


  1. The Circle Game looks like a brilliant pattern, I love both versions! Good luck with quilting the blue top; I'd offer suggestions but I have trouble with that myself. :)

  2. Just wondering how the directions were on this pattern. I did Jen's Gypsy Wife and found it very hard to follow. I got mine together, but it took a lot longer than it should have.

  3. It was a fun project - did I ever learn a lot!! Yours turned out so beautifully! It was fun to design a few blocks ourselves as well.

  4. Wow, now this is right down my alley! What a beautiful quilt top and lovely choices in colour! I like Janet's too =) I am looking forward to seeing it finished.