Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Playtime: the counter

It's been awhile since I've worked on my Playtime project. This block was initially pretty intimidating. It took a little time to psych myself up for it.

Behold! The counter:

Playtime: the counter block
As with all of the other applique blocks in this pattern, I started by reversing the pattern (since it was designed for fusible applique, and I'm doing needleturn) and tracing a vinyl overlay to help in placement. Then I made many, many little (.5") circles. Forty-eight little circles, to be precise. Fortunately, I finally got a set of Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles templates and was able to use Carrie P.'s technique for prepping circles. It worked like a charm!

Here's my (virtual) progress on the quilt thus far:

Playtime, months 1-5
Now that I've finished this block, I'm feeling pretty excited about getting back into the swing of things with this project. Woo hoo!


  1. I absolutely love this quilt! You did a stunning job on those circles.

  2. Wow! It is really coming along.

  3. So pretty! I may have to make this quilt one of these days.

  4. Very nice. The circles! that is a lot of circles.

  5. Love all the bright colors. Looks like a fun project to work on.

  6. This is such an excellent quilt! The counter is very cute.