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« on: April 22, 2013 09:24:59 AM »

                


In the summer of 2012, we flew across Canada for our oldest son's wedding and while doing some sight seeing, I hit as many fabric stores as I could.  In one store I found 6 bolts of fabric with the same pattern but all different colors.  I purchased a half meter of each one and decided I would find a project to use them all in.  I had a number of ideas over the following months but nothing that really struck my fancy.  Then my mom purchased a book for me called Circle Quilts by Colleen Granger.  As soon as I got it in the mail I started flipping through it and came to this pattern and I knew this was it!  This was where I would use my fabric!!

This pattern needed 9 colors and so I went through my stash to look for 3 others to add to the ones I already had set aside.  Amazingly, I had 2 more that would work so I only needed to buy 1 plus the black.

I've never worked in the round before and had no idea how to do it but this book had very clear instructions.  It's paper pieced and while I didn't follow Colleen's paper piece method, my own way worked just as well.  Each ring is broken up into sections and once each section is finished, you combine them to make a ring.  Starting with the center, you join each ring to the next larger one by using a small zigzag stitch and invisible thread.  Here's a picture that shows the first few rings:

        

The circle is 30.5" in diameter.

Not sure if I'll attempt another one of these but I'm extremely happy I made this one!
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013 09:26:58 AM »

That came out really beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013 09:34:53 AM »

I love the bright colors!
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013 09:39:35 AM »

WOw! that is awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013 09:39:54 AM »

I love the bright colors!

Me too and they are even a bit brighter than the picture shows.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013 09:48:39 AM »

That's awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013 10:04:12 AM »

That's wonderful!  Great work!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013 10:24:33 AM »

Wow! Very nice!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013 11:29:55 AM »

So bright and fun. I love that you used a dark backdrop to highlight the colors.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013 11:55:21 AM »

pretty!
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