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Thread: Peek a boo quilt

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    I am looking for the pattern or some tips on how to do a quilt I saw at a
    quilt show. It appears to be two or three circles layered together, sewn around the edges and then turned right side out. Edges get folded over as you sew blocks into rows and then rows together making the circle into a square. Flaps of the circles were sewn down with machine button-hole stitch. It was called a peek a boo quilt. It reminds me of a cathedral window block. My questions are: do you put a piece of flannel or batting in between circles or can you make without padding? When sewing the circles right sides together do you leave a space open for turning or can you slit the circles and then turn? If you can slit where is the best place to do that? Is there a way you can mark each one to know where to sew them together?

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    Is this what you are asking about?

    http://sunshinescreations.vintagethr...l-windows.html

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    Go to www.sunshinecreations.com and look up "mock cathedral windows".
    There is a great tutorial there.
    Fons and Porter also had a pattern called "Peek-a-Boo Quilt" in there magazine a while back. You may be able to order a pattern from their site.

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    I don't know if it is available on their website, but Fons and Porter did a show on this quilt. They cut a slit close to the edge of the circle so it would be hidden when the arcs were sewn down. I think they put a square piece of batting the size of the center square made when sewn, but no batting in the arc part to cut down on bulk.

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    I f you use plain fabric in your circles before you sew the flaps you put a piece of batting with a piece of fabric with the design you like in each block. I have seen pieces of fleece addes before the flaps are sewn down

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    i saw that being made on fons & porter....... awesome quilt. i hope you get to make it

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    This is awesome! This is my first day, actually first hours of discovering this site and I have my answers already. You folks are the greatest!
    Thank you for taking the time. Happy quilting........ quiltingday

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    that would be really cute as a rag quilt. I wonder how you'd do that with the edges exposed and fringed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    that would be really cute as a rag quilt. I wonder how you'd do that with the edges exposed and fringed.
    Great idea babegirl, I had a play at this a while back, bev posted a link and I think if you cut the batting just slightly smaller than the fabrics you can quilt as you go no problem :D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8539.page


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    Quiltingday, glad to have you aboard. You will "love" this site and all the wonderful people who are so interesting and helpful.

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    I'm loving it already! I can see you could spend a lot of time here. The people are so friendly! Got your e-mail. See you Monday night.

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    Welcome aboard quiltingday !

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    I havent tried this yet,but it seems similar to what you were discussing. I think it looks neat.

    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vi...blocks-232933/

    Margie :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    I havent tried this yet,but it seems similar to what you were discussing. I think it looks neat.

    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vi...blocks-232933/

    Margie :)
    It's not what I was originally looking for. But I think it's really neat and I am going to try it. I think it looks more like a real cathedral window.
    I'm glad they included drafting info so I can try a smaller version.
    Thank you so very much!!!!!!

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    http://www.equilters.com/library/jea...allbaros.html. This is a similar version to the pee-a-boo quilt. I made one with chenille and flannel and I did put batting in mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DA Mayer
    http://www.equilters.com/library/jea...allbaros.html. This is a similar version to the pee-a-boo quilt. I made one with chenille and flannel and I did put batting in mine.
    DA Mayer, It's gorgeous, adorable, colorful, soft, I love it. My brain is
    swimming with all the possibilities for this block. Thank you! Deb

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    OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt. I am a chenille lover beyond belief. I would love to make(attempt to make) that. Did you have a pattern or was it original? Is it difficult? I couldnt make your link work, so not sure if that is a pattern/instructions or what. Could you tell me where to get the pattern.

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    http://www.equilters.com/library/jea...gallbaros.html

    Hope this one works, otherwise search for jean circle quilt. I found chenille at a quilt store on clearance for either 2 or 4 dollars a yard. It is the 60 inch fabric. Sorry I can't remember how many yards I bought, I know I used an ice cream pail lid for my circle template and then cut square pattern out of another lid. I used up some high loft polyester batting for the middle of the sqares. Didn't take long but chenille leaves a lot of fluffies all over. put the quilt thru the dryer on air fluff several times. If friends or relatives were visiting and I was cutting out circles or squares they were enlisted to help.

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    That one worked Denise.

    I have one more question. In one of your pics it shows the underside of the quilt. It looks like finished chenille there too. Did you make your circles Double?? Because, the chenille I have in my stash has a plain side it isnt fluffly on both sides??

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    If you follow the pattern you will find that the finishing on the back happens when you sew the edges of the circles down. It is kind of a quilt as you go project. I would never use high loft in the centers because it is too difficult to get everything to match up. I would use low loft batting or a piece of flannel or fleece, or no batting at all. I thought the quilt could be used on the couch or to snuggle in but with the batting it is too stiff, so need something not as bulky. Learn from experience. I have 400 jean circles cut out waiting to be sewn together.

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    so the chenille you used was "chenille" on both sides without a wrong side? Mine is chenille on one side and the other side is a "wrong side" I dont think I have ever seen chenille fabric that was chenille on both sides'

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    No my chenille had a wrong side and right side. Once the circles are sewn together you end up with a square on the back of the quilt and a square with flaps on the top of the quilt. So the right side of the fabric is to the back of the quilt. when you sew the flaps down the right side of the fabric will be what is showing.

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    Margie I will PM you and give you a call if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    That one worked Denise.

    I have one more question. In one of your pics it shows the underside of the quilt. It looks like finished chenille there too. Did you make your circles Double?? Because, the chenille I have in my stash has a plain side it isnt fluffly on both sides??

    Margie
    Margie,
    See second message on the first page posted by NiceNCLady. She gave a link to sunshine creations, a tutorial on how DAMayer did this block.
    There are two circles. DaMayer did one circle of flannel and one circle of chenille. Place them right sides together and sew around outside edges.
    (I would think with chenille and flannel you would not need any batting.)
    Make a small slit in the flannel side ONLY close to one of the edges to turn the circles right side out. Later this slit will be hidden when you fold over one of the edges of the circle. Use a tool to help you smooth out the circle and press. The tutorial will tell you the rest. Hopefully you can open it. Hope this helps. I agree, DAmayers quilt is lovely.

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