Thursday, October 15, 2015
Alice's Quilt: How Many Circles?
I decided to come up with a quilt that employed as many circles as possible in a sort of folk-art landscape. And so I have a little puzzle for you: How many circles can you count?
In constructing this quilt, I first fused sky and land fabrics onto my batting. I machine quilted the background very simply before adding any other elements. Then I free-hand cut out a tree. Onto the tree I've placed either leaves or fruit--they could be either! The bird perched on the tree needed a kitty-cat to be eyeing it. To finish, I added a flower.
All elements are fused with Wonder Under and then appliqued with a tiny zig zag stitch. Finally I added a very few hand embroidered details--the whiskers on the cat and the eye of the bird. Oh, yes, I also did some thread sketching on the bird.
The puzzle is so easy, but by my count there are 16 circles in this quilt: 9 on the tree; 2 for the bird; 2 for the kitty, and 3 for the flower.