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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

It's Circle Time!

 Nancy, from Quilting Potpourri, asked what I was using to trace circles for the Rain Fence small quilt top I'm working on.  So, I thought I would share with you the fantastic tools I use!  

And, you might want to jump over to Nancy's blog to see all of her unique projects she has worked on or is working on!

Aren't these great!  Seriously, I'm always on the lookout for any circle items I see around the house!  Here's the progress I've made so far on the circles I've traced on my rail fence quilt.  

I'll be filling with different stitches....stab stitching....patterns....

This one will only need filling in the circle area with some stitching.

I do so enjoy hand's so relaxing and good to do while watching TV or even listening to a book on tape.  By the way...someone recommended a book to me but I'm not sure who it was!  If it was you, please let me know.  I haven't started it yet as I just picked up from the library.  The title is THE SANATORIUM by Sarah Pearse.  From the writeups, it's not a book I would usually read but I did request from the library.  It appears to be a very requested book since I just looked there are 11 hold requests at our library for it!  I'll keep you all posted!

I'm anxious to get to the part where I start filling in the circles and doing some straight stitching in different areas.  That's always the fun part...the circles can get a little boring after awhile!


  1. Well that's a bag full of circles! Anything at hand works. I would not have thought of those sticker dots for the small ones- that's a handy tip. Thanks for linking to my blog, too. The fabric color + the thread colors in this project are so, so good.

  2. Love the handwork and your ingenious use of different materials for circles...clever!

  3. Lots of hand stitching seems to be in fashion at the moment, I'm seeing it everywhere. I might be tempted to start one myself. Yours looks great.

  4. Such a practical solution for marking circles!! Very savvy!


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