Posted by: QWBlog on: April 30, 2009
All right, my fellow stitchers, have we got a new technique for you. It’s featured in QuiltWoman.com‘s newest publication (yes, another one!!!) called Sizzling Circles by Lacey J. Hill. I became a fan of Lacey the minute I read this in her bio, “She swears her stash reproduces at will and claims it requires its own zip code!” That is a woman after my own heart.
So what’s this HOT new book about? It’s all about making quilts, table toppers, wall hangings, totes, etc. from quilted circles. Take a look….
Do you see what I’m talking about? Circles!
Bye Bye Bias
Now in the past, working with circles has always involved having to deal with bias edges. And we all know what a stretched-out mess that can be. But with the method developed by Lacey, you don’t have to deal with messy edges. As an added bonus, her method also means no binding is required. Outstanding!
Easy to quilt too
Lacey’s unique patterns also involve a “Quilt-As-You-Go” technique. That is particularly appealing…especially for those of us who don’t have long arms and need/want to do a bigger project. No longer do you have to fit all that bulk under the arm of your machine to get the project quilted. Sign ME up!
Fabrics gone wild!
You can go wild with your fabric choices for the quilts and other projects. They work especially well with large scale print fabrics combined with a small-scale print. Take a look at this table runner made from Mark Lipinski’s califon fabric.
Perfect for Appliqué
A lot of Lacey’s projects feature appliqué. Knowing that everyone has their favorite appliqué technique, instructions for both Machine and Hand Appliqué are included. I absolutely fell in love with this piece, Sizzling Circle Papaya.
As far as the quilts in the book (don’t forget the book has more than quilts), instructions are for three sizes (baby, lap, wall). But once you learn the technique, the size of your project is limited only by your imagination.
The book is available now at QuiltWoman.com or at your favorite store (retail or on-line). Get yours now and start digging through your stash! To quote Lacey again, “Let’s be honest, it really is…All About The Fabric!”