Skill Level CONFIDENT BEGINNER
Finished Size 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
... cut 2 sets of 2 matching Template A
... cut 4 assorted Template A
Light background print
... 1 square 9" x 9"
Piecing and Appliquéing the Block
Step 1. Referring to Diagram I-A, piece circle using 2 sets of matching Template A fabrics.
Step 2. Finger-press light background 9 " square in half on both length and width (see Diagram I-B). Using folds as placement guide, position pieced circle and appliqué outer edge in place using appliqué method of choice.
Step 3. Referring to Diagrams II-A through II-D, align and appliqué assorted Template A fabrics to corners to make Circle Block.
Our Circle Block pattern was reproduced from an appliquéd circle quilt (see below) from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum antique quilts collection. The finished size of the quilt's block is 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". The quilt's overall finished size is 51" x 85", 6 blocks across and 10 blocks down (no borders).
You can find more of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum antique quilts collection in our Spring 2004 issue of Vintage Quilts.