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.
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!
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!!!!!!
Very smart idea, looks wonderful.
Thank you for sharing.
Great quilt-I love your color choices. It is so inviting!
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.
I love this pattern for stitching. Such a classic! The quilt is wonderful. Great balance of colors.:)