quilt in process : labyrinth design drawn - the hard way

Posted Fri, Mar 8 2013 10:43 AM by quiltcrone

I'm in the process of designing the quilting for a top I just completed. I want the center of the quilt to be a labyrinth design. I finally got the design onto freezer paper. I needed to have 5 concentric circles, smallest 8" diameter, largest 33" diameter. I tried the old string & pencil method. I must be more uncoordinated than I thought because my lines were all over the place. I wanted a 2.5" "pathway" between each circle, so I got to rummaging around the hoard and found a 2.5" square template. I wound up drawing the whole thing with that square template. Who'da thunk you could draw perfect circles with a straight edge template? It took awhile but worked like a charm. Once I had the circles drawn, I erased the parts I didn't want to make the labyrinth pathways. Next, I'll cut the sewing lines with an exacto and iron the freezer paper onto my quilt top. Looking forward to having the whole day tomorrow to work on it!

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# re: quilt in process : labyrinth design drawn - the hard way

Monday, March 11, 2013 3:58 AM by Joni

pictures please...my imagination not so good today, just had my first cuppa Joe

# re: quilt in process : labyrinth design drawn - the hard way

Monday, March 11, 2013 3:11 PM by quiltcrone

Aw, Joni...I didn't think to take a pic of the freezer paper! Basically, I started with a 8" circle template I had. Once that was drawn in the center I used the 2.5" square template to make a 1/4" mark every 1/4" around the first circle, until I had a completed 10.5" circle, and so on, 4 more times. Does that make any sense?