more fun with hot

here's what i ended up finishing from the hotpad demo i started last week on wednesday night live. i started with all circle appliqué pieces (no strips) and tried random curves and free-motion (ish) circle quilting, but didn't like it so much, it just didn't look cohesive. 

then i thought of anchoring the circle appliqué pieces with a continuous waffle stitch pattern, which i like better...the contrast of all the circles and dots with the straight lines looks more interesting to me. plus the straight lines are easier to stitch!

i still need more practice on mitering my corners - this one in front turned out perfect, the other three are a tad wonky!


  1. Keep trying the free motion will like it with a bit of practice. I do like the straight lines with the circles. Great job on the project.


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