Circle Week: Day Four
Welcome to Day Four with circles. The first quilt here is made entirely of CASHMERE! I used some salesman's samples of wool cashmere and made this 54" x 82" quilt for my husband. I cut quarter circles from one sample and squares from another and then raw edge appliquéd them on using a buttonhole stitch.
|Wool Cashmere Quilt: 54" x 82"|
NO fusibles were used. NO interfacing. Just wool to wool.
Yesterday, I forgot to show you how I trim from behind my appliquéd circles. I leave the interfacing in until they are stitched - it stabilizes the edges so they don't get wobbly.
|Trimming away behind appliquéd circle|
And we all are familiar with yo yos, right? These delightful little circles are fun to make and use as embellishments. These yo yos are made with authentic 1930s fabrics
I helped my daughter design this project using a large yo yo quilt that we selectively took apart and then mounted on a canvas. It hangs above her bed. We used a bazillion pins to anchor this!
|Reconstructed yo-yo spread|
And I took several of these yo yo groupings and connected them into this little quilt. Lovely circles, right?
|Small quilt made of yo yos|
And one more: This is a class sample for my Folded Hexagon Flowers workshop. It uses 3-D prairie points, yo yos and folded 3-D Hexagons.
|Yo yos and other 3-D embellishments|