Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What I'm Working On

I belong to the Art Quilt small group of Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters.  When working on this month's challenge/exchange, I found myself in a decidedly "modern" mood. So I thought I would share here.

The rules were: for each set,  to  begin with a 11" square, make  four concentric circles (3", 5", 7", 9"), cut your squares into quarters and ready to trade. For every square you make, you trade 3 quarters and keep one of the original quarters.
I decided to applique my circles atop one another, using decorative machine stitching. 
The most difficult part was slicing them into quarters! (Emotionally, not technically!)


  1. Well, Carolyn, thank you for sharing! I love your blocks!


  2. Carolyn, these are really great! I'm planning to use a similar strategy with machine applique and decorative stitches. I better get going! Did you use fray check or anything to keep your stitches from unraveling when you sliced them? That's what I've been pondering....

  3. I did not use fray check, but I di reinforce the stitching along the cut edge.