I finished my pieced Maze and Vale Circle Quilt today. It reminds so many people of donuts that I am calling it “A Quilter’s Dozen” Quilt. (the name was suggested by an Instagram friend. Thanks T. Ninoe) To see the details of my planning and piecing look back at my previous blog post about it (Quilting Calm | Entropy Always Wins).
Concentric Square quilting with Aurifil thread centered over the upper secondary square pattern was done in hopes of highlighting it. I used pepper cotton in a blue for the backing to match the Japanese indigo dyed circle on the front and bound it all in a natural linen.
I am about to embark on a complicated bias tape quilt (my first attempt at bias tape quilting). Wish me luck!
12 thoughts on “A Quilter’s Dozen”
Ah, donuts, I remember donuts. I really like your quilt, too.
As for wishing you luck with your bias tape — sunny perseverance will see you through!
You’ll be kicking bias butt, I’m sure. Especially if this quilt is any indication. I could look at this for ages, I love the play between the shapes and negative space and then the quilting adds another dimension on top of that. Stellar piece, Hillary, thanks for letting us follow along!
I love every single thing about this, Hillary. Art at its finest. I’ve never heard of pepper cotton so I’ll have to look that up.
Love it! You mastered those circles, and the quilting is absolutely amazing!! Congrats!
I love the subtleties in this piece- the colors are rich and natural but it’s very peaceful.
I think the quilting has the desired effect here; the secondary pattern is fun to see pop out for the first time. Good luck with the bias tape; it will be great to see what you create.
I love it! And the name. Donuts!
Love it! I really like the donuts, and the effect of the quilting–especially with the secondary pattern. Good luck on your bias tape project, I look forward to seeing what you make.
Great name! I really like the square that’s made in the middle of them all!
I love it! Can’t wait to see what you do with your new quilting endeavors.
I really like this. I cannot put a finger on precisely why, but there are many reasons. It is lovely.
Good luck with the bias tape!
really great design and colors!