Friday, June 6, 2014


Earlier this spring I was the lucky winner of these Quick Curve Ruler blocks from Jenny Pedigo at Sew Kind of Wonderful.  Thirty happy and perfectly pieced nine inch blocks!

Jenny made the blocks then decided she didn't want them, that was my lucky day.  I thought it would be fun if I added some blocks pieced by me to the blocks pieced by Jenny.

I thought maybe the same block, only in reverse fabric order, would be a nice change of pace.  But after I made my block I decided I didn't like my idea.

Then I thought maybe just some plain blocks in-between the pieced blocks would be nice, I didn't like that idea either.

So then I thought I would just sew them together, and I liked this setting, 

but decided I liked this one better.

Then I decided some sashing, the same width as the curved pieced blocks, would add just the right touch.  A friend suggested the cornerstones for the circle intersections only, which was a great idea, I think it creates a new block, made up of 4 curved blocks.

And now it's done, and I love it!

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 137
I've named it Roundabout
It finished at  65" x 65"
The fabric is Treasures and Tidbits by Piece O'Cake Designs.
It has approximately 245 pieces.

Jenny made these blocks from a layer cake.  She's going to be adding the instructions to piece these blocks to her blog in July as a freebie!  So pick out a layer cake and get ready to piece your own Roundabout.  I"ll be sure to let you know when Jenny has posted the block directions.


  1. Gorgeous quilt. I love the way you share with us how you end up with the layout. I would love to try out jenny's ruler. Need to get one myself. I also love that you count your lifetime quilt. I should start before i lost count. Tq for sharing!

  2. Wow ! very beautiful and happy top.

  3. Thanks for sharing your process of designing this gorgeous quilt!

  4. OMG! (I know that expression is outdated) but I LOVE this layout. Circles scare me and I have never tried them but this has inspired me to consider it. I'll be watching for your post when Jenny shares the pattern.

    Have a wonderful weekend Thelma!

  5. I bet she wants them back now. ;-)


  6. very interesting setting. I love it - curved bow ties! have a great weekend.


  7. Very lovely quilt. Love the setting and the fabric you've picked. It is a true picnic quilt in my book.
    Looks so fresh. Great job.

  8. Really like the setting you settled on. Very bright and summery!

  9. That is so fun. Your creations always inspire. Thanks!

  10. So pretty! Love how you follow your creative sparks to make a terrific quilt!

  11. Love how your quilt turned out! All of the settings were pretty good, the cornerstones were a great idea too :)

  12. I do love the last one to and her ruler the green fairy did one and got me wanting to make another I knew you were up to something I really need to update my blog have several projects started -half done -cut oh and a friend brought me 12 Harley shirts and said make me something ugg! queen size he says
    are you going to let us in on your next project oh and has judi got your quilt done cant wait !!!

  13. I can't wait to make this! I love your quilt!

  14. The way and the process you used to build this gorgeous quilt is very interesting and useful. I am looking forward for the tutorial. Have a nice week end. Marie

  15. I totally love your last setting and how the finished top looks. So much so, I just put the ruler on my short list of treats (I reward myself for reaching certain goals)!. Awesome!! Kathy in Ca!

  16. Cute! Cute! Cute! What a fun setting. What a nice gift.


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