How about a calorie free fabric doughnut? You can have as many as you like. Today I'm reposting about three quilts and giving the free pattern for the block so you can try your hand at these doughnut shaped fabric patches.
The first appeared in a Fons & Porter magazine in Spring 2012. I used a Benartex Collection called Ebony and Ivory. I made the quilt and still own it. Here is the digital rendition:
|Ebony & Ivory: 54" x 66"|
Now for the next rendition of this pattern. I designed this for Quiltmaker Magazine 100 Blocks. It uses the Arianna Collection from Benartex. These doughnut shapes are not appliqued, but are stitched concave to convex. It's not as hard as you think. Here is the digital:
|Flowerburst Quilt: 12" block|
|Cutting the doughnut|
|Fussy cutting the doughnut hole|
|Flowerburst Quilt with 12" blocks|
The center circle is fussy cut, interfaced and then appliqued over the center. You could call it a doughnut hole, right?
Don't forget to celebrate National Doughnut Day (June 5) today! And if you eat a real doughnut, think of me!
Click here for the pdf file for the Flowerburst pattern