Recently I have been working on a Circle Batik Quilt. I love batik fabric,
and I may just end up with a quilt for my bed!
This all started when I won a bunch of 5" wide batik strips at a local quilt
shop game night. A friend is making a quilt like this, but she is using
templates and stuff I don't have. So... I figured out 'my way' to make it.
I sewed 4 of the 5" X 5" squares together. I layered a thin batting, backing
fabric face up, 4 square patch face down. I loaded it onto the Janome circle
maker, poking the centering pin right through the intersection of the 4 patch
block. I sewed a 9.5" diameter circle. Trimmed off the edges. Turned it right
side out. You make a lot of these. (this next part is hard to explain, but
not hard to do) ... draw a square on the back of the circle as big as you can
make it. Lay that square face to face with another circle. Sew one of the
lines. When you open it up, the backside has those 2 arcs of circle. Top
stitch the arcs down. Keep doing this until all the blocks are together in a
quilt. The top stitching is your quilting stitches. Add a little bit more
quilting stitches in the centers, I used small circles there.
Ta-Da ! A reversible quilt that is already quilted and ready to use as soon as
the top is finished. My kind of project. ;-)
Anyway, I posted a photo.