Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quick Circle Quilt

I love circle quilts but I don't love the hassle of cutting and ironing on interfacing, so with that in mind I decided to skip that step.  Hence the quick and dirty.  I am in love with the colors on this quilt.  This pattern is so easy, you can make it in a day. Finished quilt measures approx 36" x 46"

1/4 yard of 5 or 6 different coordinating fabrics, cut into 5" circles, 30 circles total
1/2 Yard of Fabric for Framing, Cut 2, 2" strips for the sides, Cut 2 4" strips for the top and bottom
2 Yards White Fabric
1 1/4 Yard Fabric for Backing
1/2 Yard Fabric for Binding
1 1/4 Yards of Batting
1 Circle Cutter, I used an Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter.  (You don't have to have this but it makes life so much easier)
                                                                  Cut out your 30 circles

                                             I also love this rotating mat for cutting my circles

Next cut your white squares. Your will need 30, 7" squares

Lay your circles in the center of your white squares and sew around the outside edge with a zig zag stitch.

Here are the completed circles, they are so pretty!

Next lay out your blocks in rows of 5.  You will have 6 rows of 5 blocks. Sew Row with 1/4" seam

Next add your framing, sew the 2" strips to the sides, then sew the 4" strips to the top and bottom.

Next add your backing and batting, then sew your binding and your Quilt is complete.
Here is a photo of the completed quilt after I have washed it.