Life’s Dilemma–Frivol 4 is Finished

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway for Simone’s stack of fabrics.  The info about that is at the end of this post.

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I finished up the quilt from Frivol Tin #4, and named it Life’s Dilemma.  It’s quilt #201, which means I started a new listing of quilts, above “300 Quilts.”  When I get that list filled up, I guess that means I retire? Go to the Caribbean or something, and lay on the beach?  (But can I sneak my sewing machine into the hut on that elusive beach?)

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Maybe I named it that because I forgot to put on the final 3″ plain white border, and only realized this after I finished the quilting (so now it only measures 45″ square).  Maybe I named it this because two people stopped me in the hallway at church to talk about their divorces (one just starting, one wrapping up), and the design of this quilt made me think of that type of a maze.  But maybe I just was thinking about how simple, yet complicated life’s choice can be… that way leads on to way, and this quilt reminded me of pathways, both obvious and hidden.

I decided to quilt this using my new circles rulers.

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I placed it in the middle and put my quilting needle INSIDE the circle, started it and kept going.  When I finished the circle, I pivoted it it somewhere else, working my way to the outer edges, trying for coverage, but also trying really hard not to make it feel like work.  I wanted to just play with this.

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Life’s Dilemma, quilt #301

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So now I have another X on my circle of tins: four down and eight to go.  Progress.  Which is the name of the game at my house.

 

 

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Congratulations, Ellie!  Ellie is a faithful reader of this blog, and I’ve appreciated all her nice notes, so it was great to see the Random Number Thingie pick her.  When I was running this at first, I was perplexed, because I show more comments than 80, but when I went back through to read all these interesting and wonderful comments about placemats, not all were “comments” for the giveaway.  Eighty unique and individual comments were left.

If you didn’t win, you can buy the stack of fat quarters directly.

The On Your Mark Create! blog hop is still going on.  You can enter to win every day at the following places:

Tuesday, April 17: Simone @simone.g.b  ; Simone Bradford
Wednesday, April 18: Elizabeth (me!)
Thursday, April 19: Stephanie @spontaneousthreadsSpontaneous Threads
Friday, April 20: Linda @quiltlady63
Saturday, April 21: Joan@alaskanquilter
Sunday, April 22: Carol @carolanngillen
Monday, April 23: Sarah @nohatsquilts
Tuesday, April 24: Afton @quiltingmodQuilting Mod
Wednesday, April 25: Alison @quiltstudio62
Thursday, April 26@pbstudiofabricsInspired by Fabric

5 thoughts on “Life’s Dilemma–Frivol 4 is Finished

  1. I love watching you complete these Frivols each month. Beautiful quilting. And life’s dilemmas sometimes can go in unexpected directions in the blink of an eye.

  2. I’m having a chuckle at forgetting a border. My most easy to forget item is making the short rows that turn the heel. I’ve skipped that and had to unknit more than once.

  3. I admire your intention to make all these kits! I’d be all about donating a few as door prizes to my guild! In fact, that’s what I did with six of the 12 Moda Matchbox Quilts I won last December. I don’t like the burden I feel when I have a pile of quilting to-dos. I like what you quilted with the circle ruler. What size is it? I don’t think a ruler that looks as big as yours would work within my 9-1/2” harp. I think your quilt looks great (better?) without borders. Will you give it away? Maybe to one of those people whose divorce stories you listened to. How sorry I feel for those who go through that. You’ve sure been cranking out quilts! I hope you’re having fun.

  4. That’s a lot of geese! It looks really nice – even without the last border. You are moving right along with this fun project. It has been fun seeing them come together.

    Congratulations, Ellie.

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