Monday, November 13, 2006

Ginkgo quilt by Barb Cowan, Australia

Hi,
Barb Cowan of Australia sent me pictures of her latest Circle Lord work.
She calls it"Ann’s Folded Flowers" a Japanese design. It is about
60 inches by 60 inches.

There was absolutely no marking, certainly minimal measuring, no mathematics and only one stop and start for each medallion. The Circle Lord makes it so easy and quick to create this effect.

Once I worked out the whole quilting design for the quilt the actual quilting was soooo easy and quick. All I did was measure the length of the pattern section on the Gingko template to decide which would fit best between the flowers.

When I finished all the medallions, I grabbed an ordinary Perspex circle template and used it to create the arcs around the folded flowers. This gives the illusion of circles.

Barb C

So, you don't have to use the Circle Lord for everything - just the hard parts.

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1 comment:

Sharon Okimi, Smithville, ON said...

This quilt is stunning. I've had a collection of 3-d pinwheel blocks for several years. Now I know what I'll do with them, and how I'll lay out and quilt it all. These beautiful pink flowers start out as pinwheels...it's how you fold them open that makes the flower. Thanks so much for sharing. When I get mine done I'll let you know.
~ Sharon, U~Quilt~It

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