Aren't circles grand? I think so. I've been thinking for a while of different ways to make circles and recently decided to try my hand at appliqueing them.
I had originally made these circles and appliqued them on to squares of fabric. My thinking was that I would sew the squares together like I do with my dyed twinkle quilts. But when I tried that it just didn't seem to work. Each circle needed a little surrounding space.
In the end I opted to baste each of the squares on to a piece of hand dyed linen and leave the edges raw. I had this vision that I would "glue" the squares on to the backing fabric with the quilting.
This little square is my feeble attempt to be clever. It's there, but not really. Get it? I did admit the attempt was feeble, but I do like the way it stands out from the other squares.
I'm pretty happy with the way this little quilt turned out and it's sparked all sorts of new ideas. So, expect to see more circles here.
Thanks to all of you who commented on the progress of my king size Twinkle quilt. In answer to those who asked about how I make the circles, I wanted to let you know that I'm working on something to explain that technique and hope to have it ready in a couple months. I'll keep you posted.