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Quilting Baptist Fans

By May 18, 2015March 31st, 2020Blog

This is Multiplicity, another of my new patterns, tested by dear friend Brenda’s daughter.  It combines two simple blocks to create and x and o pattern.  The pattern is available on my website.

 In quilting it I wanted to do an all over design and finally settled on Baptist Fans.  I started by making concentric circles with my compass on contact paper.  I made mine with diameters of 1 1/2″, 3″ and 4 1/2″

 I then drew a line through the center of my circle.

 I lined up the 45* line on my ruler on this line and drew a new line from the center of my circle to the edge.

 I repeated this process on the other half of my circle

 So I ended up with a peace sign effect like this

 I then cut out my arcs.  You get two sets from each circle.  I used two circles to finish my quilt.  After so long the sticky isn’t so sticky.

 Then starting in the corner I placed my arc in place and stitched on either side

 Then placed the larger arc and stitched around the it’s outer edge.

 Then I placed my smallest arc next to the edge of large arc and the edge of the quilt and repeated the process.  I did this in rows up my quilt

 Until I had the whole quilt done.

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  • Loris says:

    Clever tutorial for creating a lovely Baptist Fan pattern! It's one of my favorite quilting designs. The Multiplicity quilt is beautiful…fabric choices and all!

  • laura black says:

    Wow what a great idea thanks for sharing. This method is so much easier than the way I was doing it! I love new ideas!!!!!!

  • Flickenstichlerin says:

    Very smart idea, looks wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Cynthia Brunz Designs says:

    Great quilt-I love your color choices. It is so inviting!

  • Becki says:

    What a great idea. I used the "circle cutter" template (half circles in varying sizes) to mark a quilt in Baptist fan pattern. Used the 'pounce' pad; what a mess! The template was way too thick to use as a pattern; I had powder all over everything. I'll try this method next time. Thanks for sharing.
    Now, got any ideas for quilting triangles? Think, hexagons with outer points making a six-pointed star.

  • audrey says:

    I love this pattern for stitching. Such a classic! The quilt is wonderful. Great balance of colors.:)

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