Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Still Going in Circles

I've written here before about the nested circle templates I bought some time ago from Quilter's Rule.
Well, I recently pulled them out again and they helped me solve a quilterly problem.
I was struggling with a challenge quilt for the 12x12 group, and I'd gotten to a point where I'd painted fabric with a design I liked, but it didn't say anything except busy pattern.

I was struggling with how to create some sort of focal point, and some sort of connection among the pieces, and I remembered the circles.

I ended up using them to trace some circles, which I filled in with color ... and then I continued the circles with quilting
Maybe you can see it better on a detail shot:
I sure am glad I bought those templates. They're very handy.


  1. Anonymous1:43 PM

    We are so happy that the templates solved your dilemma.
    Your friends at Quilter's Rule

  2. Anonymous7:54 PM

    Very nice, reminds me of Mahjong.

  3. An excellent solution. I like that piece

  4. I like what you've done with your challenge Diane. Reminds me of Strip Domino's! and ---thank you for letting us know you like the templates too! See you soon! I haven't visited your Blog for awhile, and I'm catching up on all your posts.