My entry for the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Basics challenge is finished. It’s 36 x 36 inches. I added several other solids to the challenge fabrics.
After drawing several sketches of circles, I settled on a design with 3 sections of concentric circles of varying diameters. I drew the full-size pattern on freezer paper, then cut each template out and pressed it to the back of the fabric. I used 2 techniques to join the pieces – some of the seams have raw edges covered with bias tape, and some of the seam allowances were pressed over the freezer paper template then top-stitched over the adjacent piece.
I pieced the back with 3 sections that align with the front sections. I quilted each section with straight lines about 1 inch apart. I used a medium gray thread on the front, and matched the bobbin thread to the back fabrics.
I love the look of solid black binding, but always forget that it’s challenging to work with. (I guess I need a pair of those spectacles with built in lights!) I also forget how solid black backing picks up tiny bits of batting fluff. Anyway, I persevered, and I love the result. (As you can see, there is no sleeve or label – yet – so it will be added to the pile of quilts that are waiting for the boring finishing touches.
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