Introducing Mini Piccadilly Circle February 03 2016, 0 Comments

When Kristy and I decided Piccadilly Circle was the sixth pattern we would turn into a mini quilt, I couldn't repress my urge to make a color wheel! I have loved rainbows from a very early age, and incorporate them into our projects as much as Kristy will let me =] We dug into our scrap bins and found 40 gradating fabrics to make this rainbow-tastic Mini Piccadilly Circle

Mini Piccadilly Circle by Sassafras Lane Designs

And what goes perfectly with a rainbow color wheel? Why, black and white of course! I have always loved a striped binding and when it came down to picking the binding for this mini, I couldn't resist this amazing black and white stripe! It plays well with the black and white fussy-cut lion in the center and black accent squares! 

Mini Piccadilly Circle by Sassafras Lane Designs

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made and Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Spiral in the circle and serpentine lines in the white background
    • Pattern: Mini Piccadilly Circle
    • Full-size Sidekick Pattern: Piccadilly Circle
    • Fabric: Rainbow scraps on a polkadot white-on-white
    • Finished Size: 14" x 14"
    • Techniques: Foundation paper-piecing, curves and appliqué

Mini Piccadilly Circle by Sassafras Lane Designs

Here is a photo for scale, so you can see how small the mini is when being compared to the original Piccadilly Circle. Notice that the size of the circle didn't change dramatically, but there are more pieces in each wedge. Because this quilt requires many techniques to construct, we wanted to keep it fairly large and fun!

Mini Piccadilly Circle by Sassafras Lane Designs

I love how this mini turned out, so much in fact, I made two identical quilts! We used Alison Glass's Handcrafted Indigos and Abacus to create this fun blue wheel. Each wedge of the circle gradates from navy to blue to teal and placed them on a scrappy low-volume background! 

Mini Piccadilly Circle by Sassafras Lane Designs

Quick Quilt Stats:

Mini Piccadilly Circle by Sassafras Lane Designs

This would be a fun pattern to teach and explore color theory with! The Mini Piccadilly Circle pattern is available in PDF and paper form. If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram! Happy Hump Day! =]