Type of item: Functional
100% cotton batik fabric and cotton white on white fabric. It has a polyester batting because I thought it needed to look good and puffy.
What was your inspiration?
I have always enjoyed seeing circular themes in quilts and wanted to try one.
What are you most proud of?
That I stuck it out and did it the hard way. Rather than doing raw edge applique I did needle turn applique. After cutting out the circles I sewed around the edges of both the circles and the holes with my sewing machine, then I snipped the fabric to the stitching lines and then I turned it under and finger pressed it. Then I pressed it with the steam iron and then I sewed it down with invisible thread. When I quilted it, I went around all of those same edges with machine buttonhole stitch and used a regular stitch for stitching in the ditch. The result is a nice puffy quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be patient, it will take a looong time.