Monday, March 22, 2010

And Roundabout is a flimsy (Year of Schnibbles March)

So note to self- Do not call yourself an idiot. Unless you want reassurances you are not :) Thank you all for your kindness about my brain lapse this weekend. I appreciate it so much. 
 So I kept at Roundabout because I knew if I stopped I wasn't going to finish this one. For some reason I just could not get going or enthused about it. The pattern was easy, the directions clear. But from choosing fabrics to actually doing it...well I just didn't love this one. Or maybe I'm just tired, though it may grow on me now that it's finished, well as finished as it's going to get for a little while. Anyway here it is.

  I amused myself when I was sewing the blocks together which DH watched March Madness and I thought about how I was having my own Madness. I went from 64 blocks to 32 to 16 etc. 
  Yes I am a geek lol.
   I don't like sewing long strips together if I can help it so I just kept turning my blocks into bigger blocks like you would a patch block.
 Including the light reds in the border I have around 30 fabrics in this quilt. I did not know I HAD 30 reds in my stash, and it's not all of them...well may be it is, the others had too much black or were more pink/orange then red to use. It's probably about 55" square as I widened both borders to balance the increased number of blocks.
 I think I like this better on point, which gives it a cobblestone look.

Or is that just me?
I also see more squares and diamonds then the "O" block, which makes me happy because I have to confess to not being a fan for some reason, which is odd because I like roundabouts. They are a great traffic thing. Really.
 DH though they were dumb until we went to Scotland and then he sent about an hour the first night we were there driving from one end of this little town to the other, turning around the roundabouts at each end. And once we were in the cities he really liked them, they make traffic so much more smooth, and once you know how to drive in one, safer.
 Anyways I have to get on with the job of being mom, chief washer, shopper, budget boss, cook, and gopher.


Darlene said...

It's fabulous, Cara!

Terry said...

It looks lovely! Glad you kept at it and got it all done! :0)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

It looks great Cara! I like it on point too. Funny, but I hadn't even thought of traffic circles as roundabouts until you mentioned it~ now I'll always look at this top that way. LOL :-) Have a great week!

Ariane said...

I love it!! I looks wonderful.

Thelma said...


I LOVE your Roundabout!! How could you go wrong with red!

I'm with you on long rows, on my last quilt I sewed blocks into bigger blocks, then bigger blocks, then rows. I enjoyed the process plus it gave me the opportunity to square up!

After seeing your Roundabout, I think if I ever make this top, I will set the blocks on point, I agree you notice the secondary pattern more.

Carrie P. said...

Well, it turned out great even though you were not thrilled to make it. I know I don't have that many reds in my stash.

Kim said...

Oh, that turned out great! I love the red and white! And yes, I like it on the diagonal too for some reason. Hummmmmmm.

Rene' said...

Cara, how can you not love this?!?! It is spectacular!! You did an amazing job with this. Love the setting it on point. I'm with you on long strips. The project I am working on is long strips and I'll be glad when that part is over.

Marianne said...

I'll tell you for not being able to get started and not liking the Schnibbles, you did a knock-up job, girl! It looks great in reds.

Jocelyn said...

I LOVE how your Roundabout turned out with all the reds. Very striking!