Saturday I went to a Circle workshop with Terry Aske. Terry is a New Westminster quilter that I've long admired. I went to Houston several years ago and was admiring a couple of quilts that turned out to be hers. She has had quilts featured in Quilting Arts and loves to develop interesting techniques. You can click here to check out her blog, website and etsy shop.
She is a very prolific quilter. Here are the quilts that she brought along to inspire us. I do have some pictures of her quilts in both 2013 and 2014 when I went to Houston.
The first technique she explained to us can be used on straight line quilts also.
Quarter circles that required some redesigning when she realized she was short of some fabrics.
This was the design I decided to work on. I didn't bring my sewing machine so I just played with paper and fabrics.
Right now I'm leaning towards the blue grey one but would like to get a solid or mottled so this design has stalled until I get some more shopping done.
This was one of the works in progress. You actually sew the circles flat and then cover the seam allowances with bias tape.
Here Susan is sewing from the backside to link her circles to her piece. Sadly I didn't get a picture of the right side. She used some black, white and red scraps from a friend. It looks great.