Remember a little while ago I showed photos of a squares quilt I was working on?
Well... I guess I didn't mention the sqaures were only one side of the quilt.
Okay, How about I start at the beginning...
Ages and ages ago I had the idea of making a coverlet of circles. Lots and lots of two sided circles stitched together, some overlapping and some barely touching except for a few stitches. I could picture this bubbly coverlet hanging over the foot of a bed, or being a double sided curtain for a glass door.
It was one of those ideas that didn't really work very well, and after sewing a few circles together I packed them away and promptly moved onto the next project.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I got my order of Sis Boom's Beauty Queen fabrics. I was admiring the pretty stack when I remembered my bubble circles and decided it was about time I brushed the dust off and used them in a quilt.
So I cut some Beauty Queen into squares, added lots of different Sis Boom fabrics from past ranges and soon had a finished flimsy. After auditioning lots of different backing fabrics I settled on natural linen. It's not as cold and stark as white tones, and I like the texture of linen.
The reason I needed a nice friendly neutral colour was because it was to be the back drop for the flurry of colourful circles.
So as you can see the squares quilt is really a very bubbly circle quilt.
But it looks just as pretty on both sides.
Of course there has to be a folded quilt photo to show off the colourful scrappy binding.
The name Bubbles might be a bit plain but it's what I called the circles from the very beginning and the name has stuck around.
Not like these short lived bubbles photographed with the quilt.
When was the last time you blew bubbles?
I'd forgotten how magical it is to watch them float through the air.
So that's it, the story of Bubbles, the quilt that wasn't as square as it looked.
Designed, pieced and quilted by me, Rachaeldaisy.
Size: 64x66 inches
Fabrics: Except for the linen all the fabrics are Sis Boom from lots of different ranges.
The linen has been in my cupboard for a while so I'm not sure of it's details.