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UFO Busting!


This week was going to be all about piecing the last 2 Wedding Toppers I had scheduled for the month of May. Instead I quilted the 2 WT I pieced in the beginning of the month. Oh well, I still have 9 days to get the other two pieced and quilted.

So, how did I plan to quilt these two toppers? Say it with me, “No Clue.” Again, I am always clueless. But something struck me when I had the Double Irish Chain all ready to go. I bought a circle ruler from Lissa Calle quite a long time ago. I had attempted to learn how to use it, but was woefully unsuccessful. Maybe now was the time to fill these blank canvases with circles!! 

I decided to start with the Double Irish Chain. Obviously in the center. So I practiced with the circle a few times on my “quilt practice” piece and got brave enough to try it for real. And look how not so shabby of a job I did!!

At this point I am not sure I really knew what I was doing, but I was doing it! So I continued to fill up the topper until I needed no more rings. But would this same technique be usable on the Flying Geese. I pondered that. And decided, how about I just fill each 2 patch with a series of rings? It worked!

I love those interlocking rings!! Even if they are really not perfect circles. I had to shift the ruler up and down to fit the rings in the designated area, so they are just a mite ovate in places. And the traveling I did along the seams to get to my start/stop points is less that stellar, but it’s fairly in the ditch, so who cares? Overall I am very pleased at my attempt to step out of my comfort zone and use this ruler!

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Next up, maybe it’s time to use my feather ruler?

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11 thoughts on “UFO Busting!

  1. Hi Chris! Neat-o! I am especially in love with how the circles look on the flying geese WT. It’s harder to see on the IC topper but yay you for giving it a go. I have a few different sizes of circle and oval rulers, now that you mention it. Huh. I’m going to have to pull them out and just give them a try! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Thanks, I have always loved Orange Peel designs, so had bought the circle to make them. Now I have finally cracked the code!! I am planning to order an oval ruler set she has on clearance, intrigues me. > >

  2. I love the orange peel design for quilting! You did a great job on these quilts! What’s not to love about double Irish chain designs!?!

    1. Double Irish Chain was my first love when I got into quilting!!! A friend made me a top in that pattern and I had it quilted. From then on I have always loved it. Maybe I need to make one for my house? > >

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