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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Traditional, Whimsical
Ann Petersen on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cotton fabric, cotton batting, cotton, polyester and silk threads, glass beads, polyester cording

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What are you most proud of? The quilting and the setting of the blocks

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take it slow and let your own inspiration take over

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I would love to get a pattern for this quilt Sunlit Circles can you tell me if it's available Thanks Margaret Edwards

10/08/2014 Flag

So sorry to tell you "no," it isn't available. My skills do no lie in pattern making for complex designs, only in making quilts!

10/10/2014 Flag

So pretty! You have wonderful skills!

10/10/2014 Flag

Gorgeous! When you start a project like this, do you go to your fabric stash first or look for inspiration at a fabric store or just start drawing? How do you decide how much fabric you need for the various colors and motifs?

01/22/2016 Flag

Usually I pick my colors and a quilt block I have wanted to play with and start from there.. In this case, I had made a yellow and blue quilt with various New York Beauty blocks the year before for a raffle quil for my guild. I wanted one for my own so I started to make the blocks for the center. All of the fabric was pulled from my stash, but as I made more blocks, I would add blues and yellows to fill out the quilt. Very quickly, I decided to change the setting and basically designed the quilt on the design wall as I went. There may only be 2 colors in one of my quilts but there are usually over 100 fabrics. I seldom buy more than 1/2 yard of any fabric but I did have 2 yards or so of the variegated blue that I used for the background. Variegated fabrics are very useful and I collect them when I see them. Hope this helps!

01/22/2016 Flag