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Quilting Baptist Fans

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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