Circulation Complete!

Phew! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days. Life is still crazy around here as we’re still at the in-laws and my husband just took off for a much-needed break with some friends. (it’s okay because I abandoned him to go on my quilting retreat weekend when we were packing up the house the week before we moved.) I know that some of you think I am crazy…and I probably am…but I swear that quilting makes me feel just a slight bit more in control.

So I have been doing a lot of it. A lot.

I’ve been baking up a little something Moda-style that I hope to share with you soon. It’s yummy! And there’s a little Baby fever GOing around that I will share soon too. (I told you it’s been nuts! Oh and don’t misinterpret…that wasn’t an announcement that my family will be growing!)

But today, I get to share with you another quilt that I finished up and just this hour handed over to its new owner, my darling Sister-in-law. She has always been there to help us when we really need it, flying across the country to help us out. I’ve been wanting to get a quilt to her for over a year! So I can check that off my list as of today. Woohoo!

I give you Circulation.


Some of you may recall from when I finished the quilt top that I mentioned that this quilt was made up of rows from my very first online bee! I had very mixed feelings about how the bee ended up, so I put this aside for a few years. And I can honestly say now that I love it.


It ended up the length of a twin-sized quilt but not quite the width…my math went wrong somewhere. 😉 But that’s okay because it actually makes for a perfect quilt to snuggle with on the couch! I didn’t realize that the width of a quilt can make it a little cumbersome when trying to snuggle (at least for me) but I always want the length. No lap quilts for me! I need my whole body to be covered.


It all started with the double wedding ring row that I made and then went around the world with new rows being created by each person. I put them all together, quilted it on the now (in my mind) infamous long arm machine, and finally bound it here back in Indiana. It’s been quite a journey.




The binding I had intended to be a solid green…but with all of the moving, I simply cannot find the box that I put that fabric in. I know I put it someplace odd, but I thought I knew. Oh well. I refused to buy any new fabric for binding, so I simply had to find another green that worked. This print was about as close to a solid as I could get from my stash and I think I love it more than I do the solid! Yay for happy accidents!


So I had a very fulfilling couple of weeks of finishing off a number of quilts. And two of them are already given away. But I had to capture this never to be seen again moment of a pile of completed quilts! These have been such a long time coming. I feel like a weight has been lifted.

I hope to be able to start putting together more of my bee quilts now. I have all these blocks made just waiting to be put together into quilts! Let’s see, the Ravishing in Red Bee, the Busy Bees, the Bee Modern Too, my blocks from the upcoming book (I made all of them twice…one in a set of coordinating fabrics), my 3 x 6 Bee blocks, my Bottled Rainbow blocks… the quilt along quilt I’m doing with you all… You see why I’m so happy to have some finally finished?! That’s 7 quilts already begun. And don’t let me fool you. There’s more. I’ll be honest.

So don’t laugh. But I really want to get back to a place where I only have a couple of projects going.


I hear you laughing.

Come on…I mean it! So hopefully I can keep up a bit of the quilting hyperdrive and knock off some of these projects. Hmmm…isn’t quilting supposed to be a slow and ponderous craft?

31 thoughts on “Circulation Complete!”

  1. This quilt turned out so great! I remember when you posted about it last, the green and navy is such a strong and classic combination. A very nice present to receive, I expect she will love it.

  2. Good for you Angela. There is a great sense of freedom/lightness with only a couple of projects on the go.

    I love circulation even though I'm not usually into circles with quilting. Love the variety and the story of this quilt.

  3. I don't know how everyone manages to have more than just a few projects!
    That quilt is gorgeous! Love all the circles and what with travelling the world and the infamous long arm machine it has quite a story!

  4. Only 7? Not admitting how many WIP"S and UFO's are at my house.
    Circulation is a really wonderful quilt! I love your colors and the creativity of combining three quite different sets of blocks.

  5. No! Quilting is supposed to be a wild ride where you manage to make as many quilts as possible before you fall off!! And I love Circulation – it's awesome!! And so nice to see that beautiful stack of finished quilts – I know that must make you feel good!!

  6. I love the wild ride comment- that describes quilting prefectly 🙂 At least at my house too 🙂 I have 8, soon to be 9 projects going on, and I am still trying to learn how to do most of them- hehe! I think it's great to see all the beautiful, wonderful creations of yours! They are breath-taking!! Love each one! Congrats on the "stack"- that is pretty awesome, for sure!! So yummy! I am sure those that recieve them will adore them!

  7. hand quilting is slooooooooooowwwwww. we machine quilters fly like the wind during a hurricane. But we accomplish so much more than the hand quilters do too. so keep the pedal to the floor, and more will be finished soon. 😀

  8. I'm laughing WITH you, not at you. Honest
    Love Circulation (and great name), it finished up beautifully. Congratulations on your productivity, which is remarkable considering you're living out of boxes at a temporary location!

  9. Nice set of blocks! It makes for a beautiful quilt! I really love the colors and that Wedding Ring row. I feel yah about the unfinished quilt guilt. It feels great when you get one done that has been sitting around for a while.

  10. Amazingly beautiful! What a great name you chose in Circulation! I know your sil was happy to receive such a lovely quilt…….

  11. I love your circulation quilt…from the first time you shared it. The binding accident turned out great!! As far as the measurements, I'm totally with you on preferring length over width and even we math lovers make mistakes. 😉

    Good luck with all your other projects.

  12. ha ha ha 🙂 best laid plans and all that! 🙂 I sympathise with the whole "I want to FINISH some things before I get started on new ones" plan! I'm trying really hard not to start anything new!

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