Monday, May 18, 2015

Quilting Baptist Fans

This is Multiplicity, another of my new patterns, tested by dear friend Brenda's daughter.  It combines two simple blocks to create and x and o pattern.  The pattern is available on my website.
 In quilting it I wanted to do an all over design and finally settled on Baptist Fans.  I started by making concentric circles with my compass on contact paper.  I made mine with diameters of 1 1/2", 3" and 4 1/2"
 I then drew a line through the center of my circle.
 I lined up the 45* line on my ruler on this line and drew a new line from the center of my circle to the edge.
 I repeated this process on the other half of my circle
 So I ended up with a peace sign effect like this
 I then cut out my arcs.  You get two sets from each circle.  I used two circles to finish my quilt.  After so long the sticky isn't so sticky.
 Then starting in the corner I placed my arc in place and stitched on either side
 Then placed the larger arc and stitched around the it's outer edge.
 Then I placed my smallest arc next to the edge of large arc and the edge of the quilt and repeated the process.  I did this in rows up my quilt
 Until I had the whole quilt done.

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  1. Clever tutorial for creating a lovely Baptist Fan pattern! It's one of my favorite quilting designs. The Multiplicity quilt is beautiful...fabric choices and all!

  2. Wow what a great idea thanks for sharing. This method is so much easier than the way I was doing it! I love new ideas!!!!!!

  3. Very smart idea, looks wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Great quilt-I love your color choices. It is so inviting!

  5. What a great idea. I used the "circle cutter" template (half circles in varying sizes) to mark a quilt in Baptist fan pattern. Used the 'pounce' pad; what a mess! The template was way too thick to use as a pattern; I had powder all over everything. I'll try this method next time. Thanks for sharing.
    Now, got any ideas for quilting triangles? Think, hexagons with outer points making a six-pointed star.

  6. I love this pattern for stitching. Such a classic! The quilt is wonderful. Great balance of colors.:)