Circles in Quilts
Do you like circles? I do! I didn't always because the thought of turning the edges under by hand made my eyes roll into the back of my head. Then I discovered a clever way to do it all by machine and I've made lots and lots of quilts with circles in them.
This is one I made 25 years ago out of lots and lots of scraps. Yes, these are Drunkard's Path blocks. This was inspired by a Pepper Cory design.
|Flying Under the Radar Quilt|
How about this one? These are interfaced and turned, all by machine. You could make one of these trees for each holiday or season of the year!
|Facets of Color Tree|
Here is one of the classes I'm teaching (virtually) for Road to California (Saturday, May 22). I used the same circle for both of these quilts. So very easy! Tight Knit Circles.
|Tight Knit Circles|
I made more circles using the Solstice Collection and they are part of my demo for Tight Knit Circles. Same template, same technique. Aren't these beautiful fabrics?
|Interfaced circles using the Solstice Collection|
Three more quilts that use an interfaced circle: Spiroglyphics from MANY years ago is up first. Blocks are 6". Quilt is 28" x 37". Yes, I taught how to set blocks on point and how to miter borders.
|Original Spiroglyphics Quilt: 28" x 37"|
Then I taught it as a workshop with a smaller sample. This uses paper piecing to make the square in square units.
|Spiroglyphics Class sample|
I retired the workshop, but I had SO MANY teaching samples left. I put them into this quilt and donated it to a local charity.
|Spiroglyphics with added sashings|
So many circles, so many ways to use them in quilts! I'll be back again with more circles in quilts.