Circle Work

I started these little circle blocks in my class with Chris Jurd on Saturday and had so much fun I kept sewing them as soon as I got home.

Some are paper pieced, others just sewn together, there's a few that are to be English paper pieced and a bit of applique thrown in for luck. I've never made a sampler quilt before and am really enjoying the challenge of a learning a new pattern for each block. The circles are 6.5 inches. Silly me trimmed some a little too small but I'll do some clever cover up work somehow and no one will ever know... hmm...or maybe they'll end up as coasters.

The fabrics were pulled from my stash just before heading off to my class. Sometimes I don't want to think too much about what to use, just let my intuition do it's stuff. Though I did try to pick a combo that was different from my usual jewel brights.

I've included some fabrics that I bought a while ago with Gbf in mind - Space Invaders, the ghosts from Pac-Man fabrics and these bikes. At my show and tell for him after my class I was rewarded with big smiles, "Cool!" and informed that the pacman ghosts are called Inky Pinky Blinky and Clyde. How does he know these things?!

Here's my bit of Sis Boom - I just have to have some in every quilt! Red Claire Blocks from the Bell Bottoms range.
This was a fun block to make...
But this is my favourite!!!
I've recently taken on some extra study and somehow have to fit learning time into my busy schedule so as much as I want to keep making these little blocks, they have been packed away till next months class. It's also why I haven't been blogging or blog hopping as much as I'd like to. I might not be as regular but I'm not going away...

Till next time...


Circle Work


  1. These are definitely cool blocks. I can't wait to see them all together. But I'll be patient and grateful for all your posts--regular or not. :)

  2. Rachael,

    This looks like so much fun!

  3. I can see why they are so addictive! I love the bicycle one, but I love cycling! Good luck with the study!

  4. You are genius at fabric combos and the fussy cuts!

  5. They look great Rachael, and they look like they would be fun to make.
    I love your fabric choices too.

  6. Love love love the fabric mate!
    These are gonna look ace!

  7. so fun! love the one with all the pacman characters in a row! :)

  8. Your blocks are fabulous, I've been thinking that the way of working with fabrics gets a bit contrived at times. These are fabulous probably because you just grabbed from the stash.

  9. I love these blocks....can't wait to see them all together in a top! Fun fun fun!


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