Who doesn't love the circus? The animals...the clowns...the excitement! Jean Nolte used the Under the Big Top collection by Kimberly Bourne to design a quilt for Easy Quilts magazine that evokes the thrill of a day at the circus. She even designed a template shape that is a nod to an icon within the big top. Read on:
|"Tumbling Tumblers" by Jean Nolte; featured in Easy Quilts Spring 2014|
What attracted you to the Under the Big Top collection?
I saw this line and thought it was something different than anything I had seen and would make a great toddler quilt. It's also a color way that always attracts me.
Can you tell us about the tumbler template?
I actually designed the Tumbler Template to use with this quilt. I thought it was sort of the same shape as the platform the ringmaster stands on.
Do you have a favorite print from the collection?
I love the print with all the characters. I designed the quilt around that one.
(This print is also available with a yellow or a white background.)
What do you like most about this quilt?
It's done!!!! :-) Seriously, I just think it's a great collection of prints in colors I like.
What do you envision this quilt being used for?
I made this quilt thinking it would be a toddler quilt. I rarely have actual plans for a quilt – I just make what I like.
See the Under the Big Top collection here.
Find Easy Quilts magazine here. (Don't have/want to buy the issue? You can also purchase a digital download of this pattern using the link.)
Find the kit for this project here.
p.s. Next week we'll be featuring a blog hop of kids' quilt designs, with an emphasis on charities collecting quilts for children in need. Make sure you stop by and check it out!