Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Circle Upon Circle Quilt
The picture of the real quilts look a lot better.
It is called Circle Upon Circle! I read that it was also called nine patch wedding ring, and I did find one tutorial for that here: http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/2012/02/urban-nine-patch-tutorial.html because when you put the nine patches together it forms a wedding ring pattern. Her block is different though, but close. Here is her's finished, looks really different and she calls it Urban nine patch: http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com/2012/05/urban-nine-patch-quilt.html I was wondering if it was a knock off of the wedding ring pattern.
It was also suggested it could be called a glorified nine patch, I'll have to disagree with that since when I did a search on that the blocks looked nothing like this. I found a free pattern here: http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/colonial_revival/hannas_quilt.htm# . Her great grandmother made her quilt.
I really like the pattern in the magazine though, it gives the complete patterns and templates and it gives you the old fashioned way to make it and an updated easier way to construct it. You can either make a nine patch block and then cut the circles from the side (using a template) and then sew the circles on the edges to form a circle or you can just applique them on instead of cutting the block.
Here is a close up of the scalloped pink edges:
I still wish I could have brought one of these quilts home with me, but I could only choose one quilt for myself. Maybe one day I will make one myself.
I hope this post was informative!