Monday, April 19, 2010

Circle Time*
What do freezer paper, an Exacto knife, a glue stick, and a blank CD have to do with quilting? That’s right, it’s circle time. Here at Naptime Studios I have been having a lot of fun with a brand new (to me) technique for making inset applique´ circles. After creating my Kerr and Ringle Eclipse quilt, I was eager to try more circle work and began hunting around on the internet. I finally found this tutorial, that although at first it seemed confusing, I found that if I followed it step, by step, I could actually achieve it!
Of course this new-found skill had me grabbing fabric out of the cupboard to try out different looks. Bright Kaffe Targets and white? 
Bright Amy Butler and white? 
How about a little Kaffe Targets in the brown colourway with linen? 
Finally, I grabbed some hand-dyed cotton for a more atmospheric look. 
All I can say is, it sure is fun to learn a new technique and to try things out. Anyone else want to give it a go?
*I also have been lucky enough to be a part of the occasional child-centered 'circle time'. There’s nothing quite so lovely as adorable moppets sitting together and listening to a story, or singing a song, or yes, doing the Hokey-Pokey. I love the Hokey-Pokey!


Hey Jude said...

Love your circle time quilts! Do you have a tutorial?

Tracy T. said...

I have an excellent tutorial! (It has to be excellent, if it worked for me...) You can find it at:
Good luck - let me know how it goes.