Now that I am waiting for my southwestern quilt to be quilted, I picked up one of my always waiting to jump in again projects – a circle quilt that looks like an orange peel design when completed.
This is the beginning of a “Less Than Traditional” quilt method promoted by Charlie Bement. Her web page is located at http://quiltershaven.net/about.htm. One of my quilt guild members brought this wonderful technique to our attention.
You start with a four patch, then sew around a circle traced on muslin (template is in Charlie’s patterns), trim and turn making units that look like little round hot pads. However, when you put them together, the back looks like this
and the front looks like this.
Put a bunch together and voila! You have a two-sided quilt that requires no quilting or binding! It’s so fun and easy. What more can you ask for?