Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Scrappy Circle and Gray

Did I really need a new project to play with?  No.

I was home by myself the other night and had the freezer paper left over from dinner.  I've wanted to try paper piecing, so I drew a couple circles and dug through the scrap bag.  What fun!  These circles are the dinner plate and small bowl from my everyday dishes.  I traced around them onto a 16 inch square.  The next day, I stopped at the fabric store on my way home from work and got two half yards of gray.  They're a little wonky, my seam allowance around the arcs was probably a scunch too big.  Generous 1/4 instead of actual 1/4, like the gray.
Now, I will have to decide if I want to sew more and turn it into a quilt.  Eight more blocks would make a nice size throw or baby blanket.  Four of them could be reverse pieced.  I found the center circle I pieced, didn't go with the arcs at all.  They just blended together.  That's when I chose a solid for the background.
This was really inspired by the Single Girl Quilt.  I like the look, but think I'd rather piece the arcs this way.


  1. It is beautiful! Even a big throw pillow would be nice.

  2. I love that you used things around the home as tools and turned out a fabulous block. It looks really great on the grey. Keep going I say, what a winner.

  3. That is really cool! I am always envious of quilters as I don't have the patience.

  4. I like the bright prints against the grays. It really makes them stand out. I know what you mean about starting another project!