The Table Scraps Challenge theme for this 7th month was Circles, Spots and Dots / PURPLE. I remembered that I had a UFO that had circles, so dug around and found it. Eureka - a UFO done! This was going to be a full size quilt (48" lap) turned out to be just a 12" topper. One of the prints I used had some purple, so I was able to satisfy that suggestion for the month also.
Circles are hard for me. I'd only done 2 of the 8 in this piece. What helped me out was acquiring and reading about circles in Ruth B. McDowell's Piecing Workshop.
I wanted to buy this book way back when, but by the time I found it back in 2009 it was already sold out and copies could only be had for twice the price when it first came out. As much as I wanted it, I wasn't about to pay nearly $60 for it. So I checked it out from the library. That was great! Turned it back in and the next person apparently never returned it, so no book. Ugh. Recently, I checked my go-to online book seller to see if they had it - and they did! For the regular price and new! I ordered one. If you've always wanted one, they still have some. This online source is DiscoverBooks . Well back to circles, Ruth has you clip the concave piece and put it on the top to sew the two pieces together. It worked. I may practice making a small block with one curve once a week just to get more adept at these. Could be my next leader/ender project.
I FMQed it and followed some lines. The quilting went fast. Here's the back:
For some reason two of the corners don't look quilted, but they are. Now I have four small projects done due to the Table Scraps Challenge. Should have seven, but such is life.
I hope you have something to share. Looking forward to it. Leave me a comment and I'll try to visit to see your goodies. Blessings.