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Thread: Jupiter's Circle Batik Quilt

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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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    Very pretty!

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    Beautiful!!

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    Very nice!

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    I love this in batiks and you did a great job of figureing it out. I've seen this done and, if I remember correctly, you are doing it the same way. I didn't know that there were machines that would sew a circle. Unfortunately my machine doesn't so I would have to draw a circle and stitch around the circle. Where/how did you turn the circle after is was sewn right sides together - - a slit under what subsequently is stitched down on the back of the quilt?

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    Bookmarked. Will have to share with DGD who's just learning. I know she'll love this one, as much as I do. Made her first on Sat., a small wall hanging, which she'll give to her other Nana as a belated gift. The look on her face when she saw what she had made was PRICELESS.

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    I love batiks and you are so clever in making this quilt. Amazing.

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    That is exactly where I turned it. You don't even need to stitch the cut closed because it is inside the folded over part. (after I posted the directions, I realized I hadn't mentioned that part. sorry!)

    Jupiter


    " Where/how did you turn the circle after is was sewn right sides together - - a slit under what subsequently is stitched down on the back of the quilt?[/quote]"

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    Very, very clever and looks stunning.

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    OMG! Many many moons ago when I first ventured into making handbags I used this "block design" for a handbag. It was before rotary cutting so I had to trace out and cut all my circles with scissors... and I used flannel instead of batting. Back then I was in love with the idea of getting both the inside and outside of the handbag finished as one. However I must say I do love the look of your quilt much more than I liked the look of that first handbag. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    You're doing a very nice job... and I do love the look very much!

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    A friend was given a stack of cut circles and she did this. It is a very pretty quilt and when she explained how it was done it is easy. I like those things that look more difficult than they are.
    I love your color and fabric choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter
    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
    That's fascinating! I can see how the circles make the "peels: on the top side; will have to try it myself. How about making it into a REAL pattern?

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    inspiring!

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    maybe a tutorial for those of us who are "visual" people, I got lost reading the directions.

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    Wow, stunning!

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    Wow, that's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing and glad you're keeping it :D

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