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Thread: Jupiter's Circle Batik Quilt

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    Senior Member Jupiter's Avatar
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    Hi All,

    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.

    hugs, Jupiter
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    That is going to be so pretty.

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    GORGEOUS !! And clever. I love batiks.Will bookmark this for sure.

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    Wow! That is so pretty! Which side are you going to have facing up on your bed?

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    it's gorgeous- i love batiks as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwo3112
    That is going to be so pretty.
    Ditto. :thumbup:

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    Impressive! Especially that you figured it out by yourself!

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    I was thinking that the "All Batik Side" would be the front side. However, I love the circles on the back side. I think it will be one of those things where I can flip it over each week and have a re-decorated room! lol

    hugs, Jupiter

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    Stunning work.

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    You are amazing to figure that out :-P

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