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"Batik Circles" by Betty W

Batik Circles

Well I'm pretty darn proud of myself - I finished my second quilt this year!  For the past few years It seems I've been accumulating quilt tops but procrastinating on the quilting.  I've decided to just bite the bullet and finish them because as they say, "it's not a quilt till it's quilted."  At first I wasn't very happy with the quilt, the circles got lost in the background too much but after I finished the quilting (a diamond grid in the circles and a close stipple in the background) they popped.  Much happier with it now. 

This quilt was inspired by Elisa Wilson's book Crazy Curves.  I started it 4 years ago as a wedding gift for my sister.  Needless to say I did not get it done on time and after meeting the guy am glad I didn't.  Without getting into gorey details, the marriage went bad.  She is now getting married again, this time to a great guy and I'm wondering whether or not it's bad karma to give it to her now.  I'll have to think about it.

Betty W


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gini wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Friday, 26 March 2010, 10:42 PM

betty   very beautiful quilt.   gini

Lilian wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Friday, 26 March 2010, 11:20 PM

Congratulations on finishing your quilt, Betty; especially now, since your sister's first marriage didn't work out.  

---- happens.  If she wasn't expecting it then, it would still be a lovely gift for her second marriage.  Or, maybe a table runner in case she changes her mind again.  You never know.  :):)

Patricia wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 9:56 AM

Beautiful quilt and colot choice. Maybe it wasn't meant for that marriage, but was waiting for this one!!

Nana wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 10:51 AM

Betty congratulations on getting your quilt finished.  I think it is stunning.  Love the circles and the batiks.  Gorgeous.

Gramma Di wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 1:11 PM

Beautiful!!!  I agree with Patricia -- there is a reason you did not get it finished in time for the first marriage -- now that it is finished you should give it to your sister.

Emma wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 3:10 PM

One word says it all; Lovely!

JDKruse wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 4:15 PM

I love it.  The colors are amazing.

Kris wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 4:19 PM

Beautiful quilt Betty.

Wendy wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 4:50 PM

Betty, It is very beautiful. I have always wanted to make something with Batiks.

Quiltedwings wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 5:42 PM

Betty, I think your quilt is absolutely stunning! What a great job you did with the fabric selection and placement. BRAVO for a job well done! I’m with Patricia & Gramma Di, you were not meant to finish it in time for your sister’s first marriage. I say, give it to her for this second one. I know if I was her, I would be deeply touched by such a special gift from the heart!

Marie wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 27 March 2010, 8:31 PM

Betty this quilt is fabulous and I agree with Patricia, Gramma Di and Quiltedwings.  Your sister will be thrilled!

Patti wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Sunday, 28 March 2010, 6:53 AM

Betty, your quilt is beautiful, love the colors and pattern!!

Joanne wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Sunday, 28 March 2010, 1:42 PM

Betty, you should be proud of it, what a beautiful quilt...I bet that was a fun one to do.  I also like the way that you displayed your quilt as well...really nice!

Gagoo wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Sunday, 28 March 2010, 5:57 PM

Great story and even greater quilt!!

Kathy D wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Monday, 29 March 2010, 10:27 AM

Beautiful quilt - I love the warmth of those colours.

chocake2 wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Monday, 29 March 2010, 4:47 PM

GORGIOUS!!! Congradulations on a job well done!

Patti wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 1:45 PM

It's just stunning!  If you decide not to give it to your sister, I'll take it!  :-D

Becky wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 10:37 AM

Good Job Right There.

Christian Chandler wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 4:40 PM

Congrats on the finish.

Mary (aka)stitchinggg wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 6:18 PM

Beatuful, beautiful quilt.

You have already sewn in the love for your sister.  It belongs to her.

Mary Ann wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 7:25 PM

GORGEOUS!...One of a kind.  You should be very proud of this.   I've done the 'circles' before, but I would call it a 'drunkard's path'.  Mine was very traditional.  I just bought some batiks and haven't decided on a pattern yet.   I've never done an all batiks quilt.  This might be a really good choice for me too.   Thanks for sharing.

Jutta wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Thursday, 1 April 2010, 11:58 PM

Beautiful quilt. I love your color combination. It sure would make a wonderful gift.

MNnancy wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Thursday, 15 April 2010, 8:46 PM

Bravo Betty!  It's beautiful.  I am especially fond of it because I am working on the very same quilt at this time - slightly different shades of batiks.  Did you know the Crazy Curves book is now out of print?  Would love to see a close up of your quilting for ideas as I'm sure I'll have the same situation with circles blending in.  I think your sister will love this!

mpspeedy wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Sunday, 18 April 2010, 1:04 PM

Betty,  Whatever you decide to do with the quilt it is beautiful.  Nice job on the quilting.

Carla wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Monday, 19 April 2010, 11:14 PM

This is stunning!

Steff wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Tuesday, 4 May 2010, 11:51 PM

I'd say if the guy makes her happy gve it to them. Quilts represent where we are at a certain place in our lives and no matter the outcome she will remember you being there for her. IT BEAUTIFUL EITHER WAY.

Pat wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 12:52 AM

Kudos to you Betty,  The quilt is gorgeous, and love the batik's in it.  I would think your sister will be touched with such a beautiful quilt, and joy for you if this second is a keeper, and definitely for her!!

lynnb wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Friday, 7 May 2010, 9:34 AM

Great job.  The colors are beautiful.  Thanks for sharing your sister's quilt.  

CJ Hines wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Friday, 7 May 2010, 10:15 AM

It's beautiful! You did a wonderful job.

Barb Montgomery wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 8 May 2010, 4:47 PM

Spectacular!!  I've seen this pattern and have been afraid to attempt it.  Piecing circles looks so difficult to me.  I must get over that because I really want to make this quilt!

SUEG-3 wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 8 May 2010, 8:42 PM

How about an anniversary gift?  

Judy Iliff wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Saturday, 8 May 2010, 9:20 PM

I love your quilt, Betty! I think it would be very appropriate for your sister's marriage.

Sue wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 12:56 PM

Betty, I just bought this book and wanted to make this pattern with blacks and whites with a little pink somewhere.  Want to give it to my neice for her college graduation next year.

Applekrisp wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Monday, 16 August 2010, 7:34 AM

love this quilt, working on one myself right now, your colors are wonderful

Camille Martens wrote re: "Batik Circles" by Betty W
on Thursday, 19 August 2010, 2:30 PM

Betty,  I was sitting here looking at all the beautiful quilts on the Show and Tell pages and when I saw yours I just wanted to write and say God Bless your for having the patience to sew all those curved seams.  The quilt is beautiful

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