Thursday, 28 July 2011

Amitie BOM The Circle Game - quilt top finished

Designed by Jenny Kingwell from Amitie Textiles in Melbourne, Australia, this BOM lasts for one year and is being re-issued right now if you want to try it. 12 months of fabrics and patterns. I confess I substituted fabrics and circle patterns as I went, not because I didn't love the original but because it was more fun for me that way. I substituted the Circle Game border with a border I found on this wonderful quilt.


Thank you to my Mum and Dad for buying me the instalments of this wonderful BOM for my birthday and Christmas last year. Thank you to Jenny and the girls at Amitie for a wonderful BOM. Thank you Sew Fresh Fabrics for so many of the scraps in here, especially in that border.  Thank you Penny and Gayle for sharing your American Vintage with me and to the other Circle Game BOMers who were a great source of information, inspiration and support.  And thank you to Accuquilt for the Go Cutter that cut the 500+ equilateral triangles in the border as quick as can be.


I have chosen the quilting thread (Aurifil 40 and 50wt in 8 different colours) and the backing (bottle tops from Going Coastal designed by "Crazy Old Ladies" Emily Herrick) is on its way from America. Until then, I think I might just leave it out on the washing line so I can admire it every time I walk past.

41 comments:

  1. Oh! Am I the first official admirer? I'm gobsmacked. Not quite speechless because you know I always have lots to say. But OH MY! This is truly a feat, Lynne. Knowing you only started quilting a scant year ago and have this under your belt already is really remarkable, you know. You may be the first person in the history of quilting that actually completes a year long BOM! And you've completed so much other stuff at the same time, too! I bow down.

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  2. p.s. Brilliant backing choice.
    Love Pops

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  3. Lynne, this is truely amazing I love it and would love to try it with hand dyed fabrics - so I can see some playtime at designing blocks once I get some of those UFO's off my list

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  4. fabulous Lynne! That is one amazing work of art. And I love the backing fabric too!

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  5. Truly fabulous! Good on you Lynne! I'm really tempted to try one myself but I'm so easily distracted I'm not convinced I'd complete it.

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  6. So stunning I can't even think of anything sarcastic to say! A bloody triumph xx

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  7. That border!! All those triangles!! Even if the cutter made it easier, you still cut out a gazillion triangles. I'm in awe. Simply stunned.

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  8. Such a striking and vibrant quilt top, and the border turned out great. Well done.

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  9. Wonderful!! Great border :)

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  10. Lynne,
    I would love to do the circle game quilt. How does one sign up. I did not see any way on the link above.
    Carol

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  11. Wow that is an absolutely amazing quilt Lynne. Beautiful! :)

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  12. What a great quilt!
    I never would have chosen a black and white spot as background for all those block AND IT LOOKS STUNNING!
    Can't wait to see the whole thing quilted (in 8 colours/!)
    Wonderful: well done Lynne!!!!
    You only started quilting a year ago?????
    What did you do with all your energy before that: o, trying to teach your kids some manners. I bet you can still keep ahead of them as ADHD Turbo mom!

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  13. Incredibly beautiful Lynne! It makes me think mosaics, arabic tiles, stained glass windows and many other things- v stimulating visual experience!

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  14. This is really incredible. I did think you were a bit crazy when I saw those blocks as you worked on them. They are intense. All together it just looks fantastic. Well done!

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  15. Lynne, this top is fabulous! When I first saw a block made by you, I just knew that it will be something special!

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  16. Fantastic quilt - it looks gorgeous. What a wonder to have on your bed! I think it would keep me awake just looking at it!

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  17. I love that "Going Coastal" fabric collection and the "Bottle Caps" will be perfect for your quilt.

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  18. Wow wow--what an accomplishment! And it's lovely! Absolutely fabulous! How large are the circles?

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  19. Wow, Lynne, it really is beautiful... Each circle is amazing but the black polkadots really pulls it all together wonderfully :-)

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  20. What an achievement. It is absolutely magnificent.

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  21. Lynne, this is so gorgeous! Love the dots :) I want one too!

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  22. stunning, truly amazing, a work of art, exquisite, perfect...I don't know any more adjectives. But this quilt is seriously delicious! Your choice of fabrics for borders, and backing! WOW!

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  23. Oh Lynne, it's totally wonderful. Like a great big catalogue of all you've learned over the past year. Fantastic. You can be on hols with a bloody great grin on your face. It's a work of beauty.

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  24. MAMA MIA - that is completely fabulous. Can't wait to see it.

    MAMA

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  25. Oh my god!!! That is just beautiful! What a work of art!!!!

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  26. This looks awesome!!! The triangle border looks soooo much better than the mock up, so an elephant stamp for you missy!!!

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  27. Its absolutely wonderful Lynne! I love how you have swapped different fabrics and patterns to make it your own. Must feel pretty good!

    x

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to sign up :0

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  29. SO BEAUTIFUL! I pinned it right away. I don't know how you do it!! Can you buy just the pattern? If so where?

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  30. Stunning definitely describes your quilt. WOW. Just beautiful!!

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  31. Well done...it's gorgeous. Just been to the Quilt show in Melbourne and Amitie's new BOM was there.....another stunner and not a curved seam in sight

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  32. wow Lynne very impressive quilt, there's just so much to look at it's very exciting!! Excellent job!

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  33. Lily, I have one more question...when I saw your quilt I was really blown away, especially liked how the background looks with the blocks. I was wondering how big the dots are on yours? I was thinking of trying this for a Dear Jane quilt. Thank you!

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  34. It's absolutely amazing, I'm completely in awe of your talent!

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  35. hi Lily, I saw your quilt online. I love the stain glass look. How did you get the black/grey border effect around each triangle/piece? Is there transparent grey ribbon sewn on top? Thanks for the info. It's a beautiful piece. ~ Debbie

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    1. That's the quilt viewed from the back with the sun shining through to darken the seam allowances!

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