Whew, after last week's craziness, my stash is a wee bit smaller (hah!). Anyway, congratulations to the winners. If you want to see who won, I posted the winners on each giveaway post.
Today I have a finish to share and some things not to do when making a quilt like this.
Once all 800 (not really) circles were cut and placed I was ready to quilt. Learning moment: I had been placing the circles by swiping them with a glue stick. Not enough to get them really sticky, just enough to hold them in place. Great for placement. Not so great for quilting. See pictures below.
Ironically I had just gotten a book called "Serendipity Quilts" by Sarah Carlson and she uses a similar method of construction, but says if she isn't going to put tulle over the pieces, she goes back and glues each piece down all the way. I thought taking the time to do that was insane. Now I understand why!