Monday, February 22, 2021


Cassandra's Circle quilt top
Barbara Brackman BOM 2020-2021

I've really enjoyed working on this quilt top this past year. The instructions called for a vine type border, which I stitched and had ready. However, once the appliqued borders were on my quilt, I realized that the quilt was enormous, more suitable for a king size bed than my queen size bed. Also, I decided a quilt of that size would be much too large form me to quilt on my domestic machine. I know my limits and I know I would find it too difficult to machine quilt so large a top. In the end, I removed my lovely borders and attached this simple pink and white border. I'm saving my applique border in hopes that I can use it for another project, shortened, of course. 

The blocks are 18 inches and the center is 36 inches. With the borders the quilt would have been 96 inches square. As it is now, it is about 75 inches. 

Do you have a favorite block? I have several but the one I would like to make another time is the block on the left below the corner block. It is the Wild Rose block.