I made this quilt for Elijah & Aliyah and gave it to them a few months ago. As you can see Jonah has already begun to claim it for himself!
Fabric is Celebrate Seuss & Cat in the Hat by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Circle Quilt Tutorial
Designed by me
Quilted by me
Started on 12/2/10
Finished on 4/15/12
Quilt measures - 52" across
To easily create this quilt I used a 10° Wedge Ruler that is 24" long. It allows you to cut long wedges that are accurately 10° wide.
1. I made this quilt entirely from my stash & mostly from scraps. If you are going to buy new fabric I suggest getting the ruler first so you can plan out how many wedges you'll be able to cut etc. ( I don't recommend Fat Quarters as the ruler is longer than the Fat Quarters. )
2. I used batting tape to put leftover pieces of batting together. I did a tutorial on batting tape last year. If you are using new batting you'll need a piece at least 58" x 58"
3. I used scraps for my backing too. If you are using new backing fabric you'll need to make a piece at least 58" x 58" ( 3 1/4" yards will give you 58" x 80" )
4. I used scraps for my binding. You will need enough fabric to make at least 175" of bias binding. I posted a chart on calculating bias binding in one of my binding tutorials.
1. To make the quilt you will need to cut 36 wedges 10° wide. (360° total) Adjust this quantity if you are using a 15° or other degree ruler. I decided to use 18 fabrics and cut 2 from each.
2. Start with 2 wedges and arrange them as shown.
3. Pin and sew a 1/4" seam along one side.
4. Press seam open or to the darker fabric. I press my seams open 95% of the time.
5. The result!
7. I arranges the remaining 18 wedges on my design wall so that I could make sure the order of the fabrics was the same for the second half.
8. This photo shows you the top right section of 9 wedges sewn together.
9. Then I completed sewing the top left section of 9 wedges.
10. Next I sewed the top 2 sections together to complete the top half of the quilt.
11. Then I sewed the 2 halves together to complete the quilt top. (Minus the hole in the center.)
Aliyah's first move was to do a twirl on the quilt.
My SIL Karin loves it because it is small enough to bring to the park, but big enough for Jonah to chill & have tummy time.
Occasionally they still stake their claim on the quilt.
I'm just glad it has gotten so much use & is loved so much!!
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