I’ve been working on another circle quilt – this one is for the VMQG Modern Mini Showcase at the upcoming Vancouver Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show in October. Our goal for the display is to put on a beautiful showcase of Modern Mini Quilts. Modern quilting is a new concept for lots of folks and this is a great opportunity to share our work and educate viewers about modern quilting. All our quilts will be made from solid fabrics only and will have a maximum perimeter of 80 inches.
I used some of my favorite colors in an asymmetrical circle design. My quilt is 20 x 20 inches. I stitched it with vertical lines, spaced irregularly. Some of the quilted lines are very close together – referred to as matchstick quilting – often used by modern quilters. This gives an interesting texture to the quilt.
I used a variety of thread colors, matching them to the fabrics in each circle, which means they are contrasting with the surrounding fabrics. I pieced the binding, and then machine stitched it with a contrasting color, and stitched 3 rows, in keeping with the matchstick quilting idea.
As with my last circle quilt, I had a hard time coming up with a title for this one, so I asked for suggestions on Instagram. I got lots of fabulous suggestions (and will likely use some of them in the future for other quilts)! I decided to go with ‘Eclipse’ suggested by Debbie of A Quilter’s Table – thanks Debbie!
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