Sashiko circles

This project requires two books. I am using the “Balls in the Air” quilt pattern from Adventures in Circles by Leigh E. McDonald, published by Martingale, and instead of doing the circles like the pattern instructs, I am selecting stitching from  The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook by Susan Briscoe. I’ve put the sections together because they were smaller than I thought they would be. Then I added a wide border around it, so that it would be throw size instead of baby quilt size. I haven’t decided if I’ll do the gray background in Sashiko stitching or if I’ll do machine quilting there.

Here’s the start.

So now all the squares are trimmed up and placed on my design wall in groups.

Ready for the hand work!

© Janet 2013