Saturday, September 27, 2014

New technique to try

I am working on the quilting of the H2H, honest. I have it all set into the sewing machine, ready to go again. But last week on the blogs, I came across a new (to me) technique that I was most anxious to try. I don't remember whose blog it was on, but here is the LINK. It's for making circles using the sewing machine - well, here are some pictures of the ones I tried.

These are the fabrics that my grandson "picked" out for me. (I added a bunch from stash to get enough for a drag along quilt for him.) Then I got the idea to add the circles for contrast - more pieces from stash. (Do any of you enjoy shopping your stash more than going to the store? Lately the stores carry 70s designs, that I really don't care about. I find better stuff in the stash.)
 Anyway, here's one of the circles (below) that I sewed on the machine!  (I purposefully set mine off center, so I didn't have to center them.) (I'm quite proud of them, and it was sooooo easy!
 Below is the circle from the back...
 Some of the other circles
 This red one is my favorite.
Anyway, if you are interested in a new fun technique.

So back to the quilting...
Have a wonderful weekend.



  1. I really like that quilt! I've done set-in circles once or twice, but it's always fun to see how someone else does it. I'm going to check out that link. Thanks.

  2. Your circles turned out great! I tried the link but it did not work for me.

  3. Oh my. I love those colors and fabrics.Your circles are perfect. Looking forward to seeing this one continue to completion. Your grandson is going to love his quilt.

  4. Great idea to off set them.....much better than centered.
    Just to let you know your cute hexie doll quilt arrived.....thank you.

  5. I must confess there isnt a lot of fabric out there at the moment that’s really floating my boat. My stash is full of stuff I love however so Ive been shopping at home a lot when I need fabric for a project. (MUCH cheaper too!)

    Like that new technique – did you finish the edges of the outer circles – they look so neat!

  6. What a great technique! Thank you for sharing the link. Your quilt is going to be a happy one for sure!

  7. I did a tutorial on this technique, so you could have been on my blog Terri
    I liked seeing the video too!
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color


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