February 21, 2012

piecing circles

Oh the intimidation of the circle....

I have actually thought, "Can this be done? Can I really sew a smooth circle?" - or quarter circle, as the case may be. Well the answer is yes, with a whole lot of pins. Repeat, a whole lot of pins. I tried to pre-stitch the curve using long hand stitches with basic needle and thread but after playing around a bit, I found that a series of pins, placed about 1/4 inch a part resulted in the cleanest curve. No puckers.





(the back)
I have to admit, I am inspired by the possible designs that a circle can make. I have all of that good fortune laying around - it would make a beautiful quilt with a circular pattern, Mmmmm. So many ideas, so little time....

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