Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Practicing Concentric Circles

Since I've decided that I want to do concentric circle quilting on the triangle quilt, I wanted to practice before I moved to a top that size. If you've been reading this blog since it began, you'll recognize the flimsy I pulled for this practice - the 36"x 36" wonky disappearing four patch.

This top had puzzled me in terms of how I wanted to quilt it since the red and gold fabric already has so much movement in it (visit the link to see a close up). And much like the triangles top, this quilt is all angles, and the circles are able to soften it up a little bit while adding another layer of visual interest.

I followed the tutorial from Blooming Poppies for this. The first five circles I did approxiately an inch apart, and the next set approximately 3/8 apart (no real measurement, just by eye). I'll alternate back and forth, but so far I'm preferring the tigher circles. 


  1. So that's how you do circles! I will have to try it on my next stripe quilt. Thanks!!

  2. Looking forward to seeing this one all done up :D

  3. I do like the quilting pattern you chose for this quilt!


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