"Circles of Life" is just such a quilt:
|Circles of Life quilt coming off the frame|
Circles of Life was inspired by a very dear family friend in need of a quilty 'HUG', coupled with a colorful Moda jelly roll - which brought to mind our dear family friend, Ashley.
|Moda jelly roll|
Combined w/additional Kaffe Fassett fabrics from a previous wedding quilt project, this quilt became exactly what we were hoping for!
With strips and circles, along with a Circle of Life quilt design, we think we accomplished what we set out to do - a colorful 'quilty' hug, designed and created especially for our dear family friend.
Photo timeline continues:
|Sewing these colorful strips together|
|Strips all sewn together - time for borders!|
Time for some Circles:
Cutting circles is easy & FUN w/AccuQuilt GO! circle dies:
Time to applique those circles in place:
|Using the small applique stitch w/coordinating cotton threads |
to ensure the circles are securely attached to the quilt top
Once all the circles are attached, time to quilt!
|Quilting the "Circles of Life" w/Circle of Life quilting design;-)|
After this quilt was completely quilted, time for binding:
|Ashley's "Circles of Life" quilted/bound/labeled and ALL ready for Hugs!|
Ashley's "Circle of Life" quilt has reported for duty and we're happy to learn, fulfilling it's 'quilty hug' job duties...Enjoy!
Happy April - snow and ALL ;-)