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  • Total submissions: 20
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Armonia de color Armonia de color
By: mariajose gomez,

Realizado con una idea de Greta´s.Ideal para el dormitorio de un niño.Made with an idea of ​​Greta’s. Ideal for a child’s bedroom

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 80"

Baby Boy Circle Quilt Baby Boy Circle Quilt
By: Jenniffier,
California, USA

This quilt was made for my friends first baby boy. The circles of varying sizes are all raw edge appliqued and the quilt is free motion quilted with stippling in the negative space.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"

Bittersweet Briar Bittersweet Briar
By: Debbie Wick,
New York, USA

I made this Kim Diehl quilt using hand dyed wool and cottons. I blanket stitched golden wool berries and hand appliqued cotton circles in beautiful colors in the border. The flower in the center is also wool blanket stitched circles! The threads matches the color of the wool pieces.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Boy's Beach Balls Boy’s Beach Balls
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA

This quilt top has been made to be a baby boy quilt for a friend, I fell in love with the little plaids and argyles and felt they were perfectly boyish. The “beach balls” were created by sewing triangles together into a hexagon and were then reverse appliqued to the blocks before joining them.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 46"

Circle of Hope Circle of Hope
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

This was my first circle quilt. I have since made one in turquoise which won a blue ribbon at the state fair.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Circles and Sunflowers Circles and Sunflowers
By: Anita at Margret Mary’s Place,
Florida, USA

This was a fun quilt to make..using all batik strings, making large circle blocks and cutting them in half and quarters, switching them around. I also added some paper piece sunflowers to the mix. Quilting was quite demanding. I love how it turned out, check out the link to see the pieced backing!

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 75"

Circles for Baby Stanton Circles for Baby Stanton
By: Carol,
Illinois, USA

I saw this pattern in a recent Fons and Porter magazine. Since I will soon have a new granddaughter, I thought this quilt in flannel would be a perfect baby gift. The colors I included and the jungle animals in some of the prints match the nursery colors and theme.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 70"

Circles of Frienship Circles of Frienship
By: Bunny,
Ontario, Canada

When my friend passed I got her scraps. We both made many circle quilts and I combined her circle scraps and mine and made this quilt. I machine appliqued circles and machine quilted all over. It make me smile when I see it. She would have loved entering her quilts here. Hugs

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 60"

By: Jean,
Ohio, USA

This was posted last time, but was meant for this one. It is made from 36″ wide yard sale fabrics that my Mom purchased years ago. The sashing is from a quilt I tore apart to redo that my Great Aunt had made. It is machine appliqued and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 52"

Clarice Clarice
By: Rosalind Pollock,
United Kingdom

The whole quilt is of my own design and construction.

All the designs are based on Clarice Cliff’s pottery designs . Each plate pattern is individually appliqued as close as possible to Clarice’s colour choices.

After I made the quilt ,coincidentally, a Clarice fabric range came out!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Concentricity Concentricity
By: Cheryl Lynch,
Pennsylvania, USA

This quilt was inspired by a sidewalk detail I came across during my morning walk while visiting St Augustine, FL. I used lots of alternative fabrics in addition to cotton, such as Dupioni silk, organza and lame. The circles were handstitched with lots of different decorative threads.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Fresh Baked Fresh Baked
By: Anne,
Colorado, USA

I have a collection of both fruit and veggie dishes and fabric. This quilt is one of several I made to showcase the fabrics and use in my dining room during the summer months. I’ve have also featured citrus fruits, salads, tomatoes and pumpkins. Circles, berries and pies just go together.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Maritime Beauty Maritime Beauty
By: Kate,
Ontario, Canada

The pattern is by Karen Neary, and I made this from a kit I got from Mrs. Pugsley’s Emporium, in Amherst, NS. My first real attempt at paper piecing and at curved piecing, and I am thrilled with the results. Now, I just need to quilt it!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Patches Patches
By: Rita,
Missouri, USA

I saw this fabric last year in my local quilt shop. I thought the circles would look cool boxed in. Haven’t quilted it yet, hope to finish this weekend.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 68"

Purple Glitz Purple Glitz
By: Sam,
Saskatchewan, Canada

The original title was ’70’s Porn’ but I wasn’t sure how that would go over. It’s fun and funky. I’m always taken with the drunkards path, it’s my favorite quilt type.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 60"

Ripple Effect Ripple Effect
By: Beth Helfter,
Massachusetts, USA

Playing with EQ one day, I finally came up with what I thought was a great pattern for a Christmas tree skirt, so I set about sewing up a prototype to see if it was all I anticipated and then some. It was not – because it was too small, but this version made an excellent “Small Topper.”

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Running Around in Circles Running Around in Circles
By: Barbara Robson,
Nova Scotia, Canada

Originally made for my Guild’s show (Mahone Bay Quilter’s Guild) “Art in Stitches” in 2000 – we had to be inspired by a work of art. I inspired by Kandinsky’s “Concentric Circles”. I have since made several pieces using this theme of circles. It is hand appliqued, machine pieced & hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"

Salt Air Circles Salt Air Circles
By: Mary on Lake Pulaski,
Minnesota, USA

I mixed up all the prints from the Salt Air collection from Moda and made Drunkards Path Blocks. I made a table cloth for my table and used the last six fat quarters for napkins.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 72"

sea crystal + plaid sea crystal + plaid
By: Sarah @ {no} hats,
Indiana, USA

I designed this side of “sea crystal + plaid” with five emeralds, representing the birthstone for the fifth month of May ;)

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 58"

Wedding Quilt Wedding Quilt
By: Izy Denham,
United Kingdom

This is a wedding quilt I made for my son back in 2009. I had seen a similar pattern in a magazine but wanted to make a bit more impact with half drop blocks etc. It was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle putting it all together! I used freezer paper to applique the circles to the back ground fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 110"

Circle Quilts

135 thoughts on “Circle Quilts

  • June 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I watched several videos and done some reading, People are split. I’ve tried both and settled with “ironing to one side”

  • June 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I press to one side. I was taught the seams are stronger if pressed to the side.

  • June 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I press to one side because that is the way I was shown.

  • June 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I press to one side mainly because it is they way I was taught.

  • June 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I was taught to press to one side and still do most of the times. There are some instances, though, where I do press the seams open. I have always been told that the threads have less pressure on them when the seams are pressed to one side.

  • June 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I press to one side, toward the darker fabrics as this is how I learned.

  • June 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I use both methods. When making a quilt that will be used a lot, I press to the sides … It really does give more wearability to the quilt. When making a wall hanging, however, I do press open. I have to say that it is a delight long arming quilts with seams pressed open! Needles can and do break going over heavy seams. :-)

  • June 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Sometimes open and sometimes to the side. If there are a lot of seams and intersections, I’ll press them open.

  • June 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I usually press to one side but occasionally if there are a lot of seams I will press open.

  • June 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I press to the dark side if possible…the way I was taught.

  • June 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I press towards the dark side especially with white. It was hard to pick just two. They were all so nice. Thanks for having a give away.

  • June 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I press to one side usually the “dark side”; unless the piece I’m working on has many intersecting seams — like a Leymone Star.

  • June 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Depends on the pattern but I would say most of the time I press towards one side

  • June 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I try to press to one side rather than open. I like to think here’s less pull on the seams.

  • June 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    HI!!!! So far I press to the dark fabric unless it is recommended otherwise for a particular pattern…Still learning though…so still open as far as seams go!!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!!

  • June 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Depends on my mood – but mostly to the one side or the other…

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  • June 10, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I press my seams ti the dark side when piecing and press to the outer side when sewing border strips. If I have a lot of bulk at interlocking seams I cut one quarter inch on each side of seam to the thread line and press open.

  • June 10, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I always press to one side, because it is stronger then. Sometimes when it is thick, I may press the seams open.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I usually press to one side unless there are alot of seams coming together then I will open them and press them.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I press to one side.
    A. I was taught that way
    B. It is easier -and I don’t burn myself.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I press to one side (toward the darker fabric) and then stitch to a piece with seams pressed the other way to cut down on bulk and help with accuracy.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

    If possible I press to the dark and I will press my seams open it they are to thick…thanks for the chance…going to vote now, happy stitching!!

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Hi! I press to one side because I was taught to and that it makes the seams stronger.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I press to the dark side if possible. Because I was taught that way.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I press the seams to one side. I have a better chance at accurate piecing if I can nest the seams when joining blocks/rows.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I was taught to press to one side because it makes the seams stronger. I usually press to the dark.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I press to the side on most projects. It is how I learned. I also like the way seams nestle together with the seams to one side on one and the other side on the next piece.
    A few projects I press open. I do it with thin pieces for very small quilts.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I press to the side for quilts and press open for garments.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Still ironing to one side – except when pattern calls for

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

    ironing open. I seem to have more trouble matching up when ironing open. Judy C thanks you.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:32 am

    If I want the fabric to lie very flat, for instance in a table runner, I press the seams flat. Otherwise, for instance in a bed quilt, I will press the seams to one side.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    It depends more on the project. Most often to the side but if working with small pieces or intricate elements, I’ll manipulate the seams as needed……….

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I press to one side, usually the darker side, except on very rare occasions. I believe it’s more secure. I’ve put together blocks from others with seams pressed open, and they seem loose & flimsy.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I press to the side as I was taught. I also like this method for lining up seams accurately since I can feel them lock against each other when rubbed as long as they are pressed in opposite directions.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I usually press seams to one side, however if I’m doing miniatures then pressing open sometimes helps the block to lay flat. I press to the side as it helps seams to be stronger, especially if stitching in the ditch when quilting.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  • June 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

    for the most part I press to the dark, when that is not possible I still press to only one side. If I am doing a star formation I press everything in the same direction, when they are joined I then open the seams at the bottom and give a bit of twist with my thumb, which spreads them and there isn’t a big wad for me to quilt over.

  • June 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I press to one side most often, but if I am piecing a block with lots of intersecting seams or bulk, I will press open to help the block lay flat. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I press to one side. Just recently, I completed a quilt with the seams pressed open, and I am scared to death that the seams won’t hold! Is that an unreasonable or unfounded fear?

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I almost always press to one side. Will switch hit, to the light or dark depending on how best fits.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I usually press to one side. For many patterns this allows seams to nest which helps with matching.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I usually press to the side for the seams to “nest.” However, if I am working on a really small piece, then I usually press open. I do not like to say “never” or “always” because then an “oops” happens…

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I press my seams to one side, I feel it strengthens the top.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I usually press my seams to one side. It seems to help me line pieces up correctly. And it was the first way I learned when quilting. So it just seams to be a automatic function these days.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I press to the side.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    to one side because that’s how I was taught.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Usually to one side.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    The way I press seams depends on how many I have meeting in one place. If there are more than 2 seams meeting, I’ll press them open to keep the bulk in the seam line down. If there are only 2 seams, I press them to one side to nest them and get a better match on my seam lines.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I press the seams open.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I usually press to one side unless the pattern is better suited to do otherwise.

  • June 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I usually press to one side but I have tried pressing seams open and use that method sometimes.

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