I have some new great tips to share with you on the String Applique Circle quilt. Did you know that you can create applique shapes with "holes" in them in Electric Quilt? Read more below.
Also check out the next steps in constructing the String Applique quilt -- along with free templates for both the circles and the rings.
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Then I printed the block (using the block size of 12" x 12") on 12" x 15" freezer paper sheets using my wide-carriage printer. Then I didn't have to tape any sheets together.
Carefully cut out the three circles.
Iron on the back of a strip segment. Cut the strip segment.
Here are the free downloadable freezer paper templates (pdf format).
You may get by with just one set of templates. I found they could be reused multiple times.
Create the Fusible Rings
I had 3 separate ring blocks in Electric Quilt. One for each size of ring. Great for designing. Not so great on economizing on usage of Steam-A-Seam 2 (particularly since I only had one package of five sheets for the project).
I used the large ring (12")as the base.
I opened the 8" ring, selected it with the Pick tool and then selected Copy.
Then opened the 12" ring and selected Paste. I then change the size of the copied ring to 8" x 8". Add to Sketchbook.
Then I opened the 6" ring and repeated the process. Add to Sketchbook.
Change your paper size to 9 x 12 (the size of the Steam-A-Seam sheets) and print. You will have to tape some of these together after printing.
Here are the free download pdfs for the Fusible Rings. These may be used for either tracing or printing on fusible webbing.
Rough cut the rings. Peel and stick onto Ring fabric and cut out.
I love your Leprechaun's gift of that beautiful quilt. Celebrating today wearing a FSL Shamrock so I don't get pinched. Have corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot so we'll be reading for a yummy dinner.
How fun. Thanks for sharing.
Had our corned beef earlier in the week, but I'm wearing green even tho I've pulled a muscle in my back doing yard work and won't be going out today. But there's a small green quilt and a mug rug to show our colors.
Green is one of my favorite colors. Even when it isn't St. Patrick's day.
I have a corned beef dinner in the crock pot. It sure smells good! My husband invited our daughter over.
Happy Birthday. You must be very special to have so many people celebrate your day. :)
Your pattern would be a great celebratory quilt to make--just for good luck! I celebrate with the knowledge that it's only two more days to my birthday! Still looking forward to more and more of them!!
Early birthday wishes to another March birthday quilter. (My birthday was in early March). Mom always decorated my cakes in green.
I am nursing a broken leg from a skiing accident
So sorry for your pain. Hope a leprechaun leaves you a little treasure before the day is out! Heal and mend well.
Saying prayers for a quick healing. Downhill or cross country? I didn't do very well on my cross country weekend earlier this winter. My balance issues came back to haunt me and I couldn't get the rhythm.
We had corned beef and cabbage for lunch at a local restaurant because we figured it wouldn't be as crowded as usual because of Good Friday. Love your quilt pattern, especially the shamrocks!!! Thanks for the great giveaway.
Thanks Gloria. Enjoy the rest of your day.
What a lovely pattern . Thanks for a chance to win . No cornbeef and cabbage cooked here because I don't care for it. We will have cabbage rolls.
What a great idea. Enjoy.
What a beautiful quilt. I plan on spending the day catching up on some BOM sewing and Bee Hive blocks I need to make. A really relaxing day! Take care
Sounds like fun!
I would dance a jig if someone left a beautiful shamrock quilt at my house. Looks fun to make.A great St Patrick's Day to all.
I would definitely want pictures of the jig if you win. :)
Love the quilt the leprechauns left for you. This kind of quilt is on my need to do list.
Thanks for sharing!
Love that pattern! How have I been celebrating- - -I sent e-cards to the family, did a jig when nobody was watching - - -my husband is finally getting the cupboard doors on in the kitchen make over - been 6 months- - -I chose a pale green paint with chrome handles- - -and have plastic clovers in my earlobes and have been painting yellow daffodils for Spring, not perfect either, but this is the 4th time I've tried them- - -would probably have more luck if I painted them green, time to take a break. Maybe they will start looking better tomorrow?
Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!
That sounds like a very ambitious day. Hope you find a little time for relaxing as well. :)
I love the Irish quilt and would love to win this pattern.
I am spending St Paddy's Day quilting cute pillows to decorate my daughter's classroom.
Thanks for sharing. I am sure you daughter's class will appreciate your work.
We are not celebrating, as son-in-law has his birthday on 17th March and his Dad is seriously ill. I found a clover leaf and thought of them all with love.
Saying a prayer for healing.
I wore green today and brought Irish Soda Bread to work for all my co-workers. We won't have corned beef and cabbage until tomorrow when my Kerry born husband and one of our kids are home!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all!
PS-love your pattern!
My daughter's birthday is today, so generally we celebrate that first. All three of my children have Irish names (not intentional, just happened and when third child was born a nurse told me that all the names were Irish. So it must mean something. I celebrated the day making quilts for the local children's hospital. 25 done so far, all small ones for the toddlers, but bright colours and lots of different greens
What a wonderful ministry. And fun that your children have Irish names. Looking forward to having you in Settings and Borders next week.
We celebrated my husband's birthday today! We went to Outback and the waitress said is your birthday always on St Patrick's Day. Uh, Yep!
St Patrick's day is always on March 17,and that is when my husband was born!
Birthday greetings to your husband. I hope the celebration was a special one.
I cut green scraps for my quilt in progress.
Great way to celebrate!
I will be spending St. Patrick's at a fund raiser for a senior in high school who suffered a concussion at 13 while playing football and the brain damage completely disabled him. His recovery has been slow with many set backs.Though still in a wheel chair he will be attending college in the fall.
Wow! What an incredible story. Thank you for sharing.
Love your pattern. My husband and I celebrated today and took my 90 year old mom on a long drive to see the desert flowers in southern California. The flowers are exceptionally beautiful and the hillsides have never been so green due to the all the rain we have had this year. Happy St Patrick's Day.
Sounds like a beautiful day. It will be a while before we see any outdoor flowers in MN.
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