circles, William Morris in Applique-Floral Fantasy

After having a very lazy Saturday I was very busy on Sunday.  I was working on one project after another and got to the grocery store too!

First off –  365 circles – yes I’m jumping into that project.  I got two blocks done – one a day is the goal of this project.  I decided against reverse applique and just do circles the way I normally do.  Cut the circle, gather around the edges & place a mylar circle in place, pull it tight and give it a little shot of spray starch,  press, take circle out and press back down.  I have a tutorial on the side bar from some years back if you need more detail.


I made these two.


Here they are with the Wagon’s West block that I had been working on – this section is now pressed and working on the outside ring.  To make sure the circle is in the center for the “365 circles” quilt I fold in half and half again and press – same with the circle – pin in place – applique and then press the lines out.


Here they are pressed and on the wall.  I am using 5 inch charm squares so finished size will be 4.5 inches.


I cut the backing out which leaves enough for small circles and what is left of the charm square that can be cut in strips can possibly be made into more circles – if I use the strips I would machine stitch them and then press seams open, cut the circle and make as all the rest are – just an idea for now – the circles do not all have to be alike for this project – make as you desire – that goes for size too.  I am linking to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.


I have the batting, backing and Diamonds are Forever all ready to go on the frame – for now rolled up and on the floor.


Floral Fantasy has been rolled down for the last time and this part was finished on Saturday night – it will be done sometime this week.


What are you up to today?

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11 comments… add one
  • Kathy Nov 9, 2015

    I love it that you’re so close to being done with Floral Fantasy! I can’t wait to see your DAF on the frame! I really like how you’re doing your 365 Challenge circles … it’s going to be so pretty! I especially like your salvaging the circles you cut out from the back and can’t wait to see how you’re going to incorporate those smaller circles into the design.
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  • Doreen Nov 9, 2015

    Love the circles……those are “popping” up in many places of late….. a popular shape in the “mod” quilt movement!!!! Batiks are so stunning!!!

  • Angela Nov 9, 2015

    Those circles are so tempting! I am thinking about putting them on my list for next.

  • Teri Dingler Nov 9, 2015

    I may jump on the circle bandwagon also! I may then do a four patch and strip between them and hopefully have enough to do a couple of smaller quilts! We shall see! Can’t wait to see the Floral Fantasy completed! It is so pretty!

  • JanetD Nov 9, 2015

    You have a nice variety of projects going, from simple piecing to complicated applique. It’s nice to have different projects going so you can work depending on the mood isn’t it? The circles project will be a fun way to use the charm squares.

  • audrey Nov 9, 2015

    Your circles are going to be very ‘you’! So fun that you’ve jumped in with the rest of us.:)

  • Sandra B Nov 9, 2015

    Love those first two circle blocks….those fabrics are great!!

  • Kaja Nov 9, 2015

    I’m having fun seeing who else is going for it with Audrey’s circles – each person’s take is so different. Your first two look great.

  • Jo Ferguson Nov 9, 2015

    Love the fabrics for your circles. The Wagon’s West blocks are stunning and you’re so close to finishing Floral Fantasy.
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  • Thimbleanna Nov 9, 2015

    So, what is this 365 Circles project? I tried to google it with no luck — it sounds really interesting!

  • sue godfrey Nov 10, 2015

    You have helped me decide I am definitely going to join in with the 365 circles project. As always your work is fab. X

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