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My friend and neighbor came over yesterday with a little show and tell. Just look at this wonderful circle quilt she made. She got a circle cutter for Christmas along with a book and she has put them to good use. I love the beautiful batiks she used in the quilt. Lucky me she said if I would like to try one of these quilts she would let me borrow her cutter and book. I think I might just have to take her up on her offer. I have finished my last grandmothers garden block for Lyn’s challenge. As I was stitching around I noticed that my sister stitcher from the past ran out of fabric for the outer ring. How frustrating it must have been for her. But she was inventive, and found a piece that would work.

When I say she was inventive I mean she really was inventive. She was not going to let this obstacle stop her. Because not only did she have to use another fabric, she had to piece it. Notice the seam between the two white flowers. What an inspiration she is. I admire her on so many levels.


  • loulee says:

    Sometimes it's surprising the lengths people will go to, 'to make it work'. If you hadn't pointed it out I doubt I would have even noticed a different patch, never mind that it was two pieces!

  • antique quilter says:

    I love finding that in antique quilts and I see it a lot.
    or when they run out of one solid color red, they just start using another…its amazing we go on line and try to find that exact fabric and wait to finish the project
    they just kept going! worked with what they had and we LOVE those quilts. It has taught me to relax a bit and do the same .
    sometimes 🙂

  • Anita says:

    Hi Em, you know what?!! I want….oops….need one of those circle cutters!! Lovely project. Kind regards, Anita.

  • hetty says:

    I had to look twice to see which hexagon was pieced and in a different fabric. It looks fine! I have never heard of circle cutters. What are they? Your neighbour's quilt is lovely!

  • Teresa says:

    I have one of those circle cutters and have yet to try it out. I will be staying tuned to see what you come up with

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