Picnic Petals quilt by Whole Circle Studio

Our quilt guild had a Zoom class earlier this month from Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio.

I wanted to make the throw size quilt so Mary took the class also and helped me sew the blocks for my quilt during the class.  The blocks were huge – 18″ square.  The finished size was about 60″ x 66″.

Sheri was a good instructor and shared many tips and other quilts.  It was fun to be on a Zoom class with other quilters from our guild especially to see the color choices made by the other quilters.

I liked the modern look of this quilt pattern.  I used a white and purple batik for the background fabric.  After I started cutting the fabric, I noticed that I needed to watch how I placed the templates since my background fabric was directional.

The curved piecing was easy to sew since the curves were gentle and the blocks were large.

For the quilting, I used a walking foot with variegated thread to echo quilt the petals.  In the open areas, I used free motion stippling and made feathers inside the petals.

I used colored strips of different lengths from leftover fabric to make the binding.

Keep having fun and sewing. Donna

2 thoughts on “Picnic Petals quilt by Whole Circle Studio

  1. Ohhhh, circles! Wow! I tried to do an “apple core” square this week with a template that came with a magazine. I don’t think I’m up to arcs, yet. I ended up ripping out because it didn’t meet end to end on the curve, and my seam was wonky… maybe I’ll try again this week. These circles you’ve done fascinate me, though. So, maybe at some future point.

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