Friday, January 15, 2010

A day of "perfect"....

In preparation for my second block from the "Beyond the Cherry Trees Album Quilt" BOM, I used my "perfect circle" templates to cut out 17 red flowers. I used the larger template for the red petal and then a smaller template to draw the center circle on the right side of the fabric. The center of that was then clipped in pie wedges for ease in doing the reverse applique method.

Then on the wrong side, I used applique glue to add a square of fabric for my flower center. I stitched the center circle, and then trimmed excess fabric away. The last step was to gather the flower around the larger template, press and "walllah"!!!

I had 17 perfect flowers for block #2 in no time at all.

The perfect circle templates that I used were from the smaller circle package and in the mail today came the package of the larger circles. I find these to be the best product as compared to trying to draw and cut your own templates. I highly recommend them.

The last "perfect" for my day was this little guy. Within seconds he was sound asleep. I guess being cute and good was just too much for him.


  1. Faye, your work is just stunning. I want to be you when I grow up! Love the baby pic too. So sweet!

  2. Ahhhhh, for the darling baby and I think I'm going to get some of those perfect circle templates.

  3. I like the BOM that you're doing!
    I love using the Perfect circles; it's so much

  4. Goodness but those circles look lovely and as for that little baby - cute cute cute!


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