Quilt Documentation # 134
I made this quilt in this orientation, and it just never “felt” right. Not balanced.
So while playing with my photos, I flipped it around with the dark at the bottom and I like that a lot better.
|Circle Squared - Rotated|
What do you think?
I love working with scraps and I like making crazy patchwork and see what I can come up with.
My scraps are sorted by colour......I know, a little obsessive!
So, I grabbed my “Orange” basket and sorted into lights and darks.
In order to get this to work, I cut a paper pattern, the size I wanted the quilt to be, and drafted my circular design. I then marked it off in a 4” grid and cut it apart.
After foundation piecing light and dark 4” squares, the squares were assemble using curved piecing, just like you would piece Drunkards Path.
It is echo quilted following the centre line using a cotton variegated thread on the front and Razzle from Wonderfil on the back.
|quilting and binding|
The back was pieced to line up with the front. Even the sleeve and binding follow the curve. Too bad, I think I now have to make another sleeve so I can hang it the way I like it.
|Circle Squared - back|
|back - quilting detail|
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Quilt Name: Circle Squared
Size: 24” x 24”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Orange
Construction Techniques: 4” crazy patch squares
Back: 100% cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Date completed: 2008
Quilt History: Display at the 2008 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of Northern History.
Maker: Terry Whyte