Saturday, January 10, 2015

Perfect Circles

I needed to make some circles. 

The pattern called for 7 1/2 inches.  That seemed a bit big to me.  So I started trying to find something to make a circle with.  For some reason I do not own a compass anymore. 


I started with a Solo cup.  But as you can see it is only about 5 inches and it doesn't look very round.

Then I though how about a paper dessert plate.
It is 7 inches but the problem is that the edge is rolled so it may not always end up so circular.

The inside of a painter's tape roll is only 3 inches.  Way too small. 

I had some circles which I had made to help mark a quilt.
This one is 4 inches.  Too small.
I thought this one was too small too.  Also since it was a paper circle I wasn't too sure if I wanted to use it because it is tough to trace around a paper circle without it getting a bit lopsided. 

I finally settled on this saucer from my dishes.   A little smaller than 6 1/2 inches.  Nice hard edge.  So I started to trace some circles.  And made this.


I finished it off with one of the sweet buttons that I got from Dawn in my care package that I received yesterday.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  

I am thinking this is the best size and I will be making plenty more. 



9 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I love it! Good idea getting started early!

sewyouquilt2 said...

very pretty. and the size does look perfect.

Vickie said...

That works for me too ! Very cute ornament !.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Circles - so hard to get them perfect! blessings, marlene

barbara woods said...

Beautiful, I love making them ,I used a lid from my cookware

Rebecca in AK said...

So I am not the only one that looks in the kitchen for quilting tools! Very pretty ornament!

Carol said...

I'm always dragging out my plates for circles, though I'm sure there is someone who has an amazing collection available for purchase of every size we need. The household items are free and work just fine, don't they! Cute ornament! I've never made one of those.

Renee said...

It turned out lovely! Love the button, too. Plates and bowls can be the best circular patterns. We have one compass in the house, but they sure did not make it like they used to make them. This one is plastic and slides further open as it turns. Dishes to the rescue!

Carrie P. said...

I have done that before, searching all through the house for the perfect size circle template. cute ornament.