I LOVE puzzles. Sometimes I see something and I just HAVE to figure out how it was done. This was the case last week, when at guild, I saw a quilt that was made using a Japanese folded fabric technique. As I got an up close look at it I immediately recognized that it was basically a cathedral windows sort of thing but done using circles instead of squares.............well I became obsessed with figuring out how to do it. Will I make a quilt using this technique? No, not likely, but I do love the effect and now that I have a few samples created, I'll file it away in case I do want to use it one day.
So with the templates I created, I made a few pieces that when arranged and rearranged can make an amazing amount of varied designs.............and keep in mind that because this uses a "quilt as you go" method, these become a completely reversible finished quilt with designs on both sides when all stitched together.
Below are just a few examples of what can be achieved using just 4 of the five pieces you see in the top photo............. oh the possibilities!!!!