"Encircling" is a great design to showcase large prints and gorgeous florals, and when I saw Tula Pink's "Curiouser and Curiouser" line I knew it was perfect. A trip to Mrs Pugsley's Emporium in Amherst yielded this stack of Fat Quarters. I paired it with Fairy Dust for the background, and a black solid for the rings and binding.
The pattern is simple to sew with gentle curved seaming, and only 3 large pieces per block. It's easy to adapt for fussy-cutting special motifs in the fabric.
I quilted the circles in a spiral:
The wavy outer edge is a dream to bind – no inside or outside corners to mitre - and gives a unique finish to your quilt.