Introducing Piccadilly Circle!
Piccadilly Circle was one of our inaugural patterns three years ago. It is a fun skill-building pattern that we have republished with a shiny new cover and updated instructions. We are constantly wanting to remake older patterns in new styles and fabrics. I couldn't get the image of a Piccadilly Circle quilt made with rainbow circles and a scrappy low volume background out of my head - so I made it! We fell in love with it and decided to print our next batch of covers featuring this version.
I have a box full of low volume prints that I am constantly adding to and pulling from! Some of my favorite fabrics are in this box and with my new philosophy of using those precious fabrics instead of saving them, this quilt came to life! There are about 300 different fabrics in this quilt. I love that a different fabric catches my eye each time I look at the quilt!
Each of the circles is composed of 20 different scraps in a specific coloring. Collecting all the different fabrics was quite a challenge! I had 12 piles on my cutting board stacked with scraps from yellow, orange, coral, red, pink, magenta, purple, blue, aqua, teal, green and lime. It took me awhile to get everything all sorted back into place after making this quilt!
The talented Juli Kieny worked her quilting magic on this Piccadilly Circle quilt! Each wedge of the circles had a fun twisted loop in it and echoing circles fill the background. The solid grey accent was left unquilted creating a fun tension between the center of the blocks and the colorful circles.
The week I was photographing this Piccadilly Circle quilt, the weather was less then cooperative. There was a ton of wind, so I took the cover photos in my bedroom! I took the quilt with me to Seattle and we took some fun photos outdoors around the lake!
Quick Quilt Stats:
- Made by: Shayla Wolf
- Quilted by: Juli Kieny
- Quilting: Echoing circles in the background and twisting lines in the wedges.
- Pattern: Piccadilly Circle
- Fabric: 20 scraps in each of the 12 colors, assorted low volume fabrics for the background and a solid medium grey for the accent.
- Finished Size: 55" x 70"
- Techniques: Paper-piecing, curves and appliqué.
The Piccadilly Circle pattern is available in both 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! Up next on the blog is our Teddy Tote pattern, so check back in!