I love Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane. I first saw it when my awesome Aunt Kathy bought me a FQ set of it for Christmas two years ago. Yep. It's been in my stash for more than a year because I've been too scared to cut it. It was really all I had on hand to take to the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild retreat a couple weeks ago. I knew that Ebony was going to bring her awesome Accuquilt studio cutter so we could all ooh and ahh (I mean cut fabric) with him. I decided to fuse some double sided fusable web to some of my fabrics first, then cut circles and 2 1/2" strips and 2 1/2" squares. I had the general idea of making a quilt like this but knew I'd never get around to cutting all those circles by hand!
With all the prep work done it took me less than 3 hours to sew up this quilt top! And, I used all but four of those 2 1/2" squares!!! I free motion quilted around each circle to secure them (it will be a baby quilt after all). Once the backing fabric comes in I'll be off to quilt her, I'm thinking straight (ish) line quilting would be a good contrast to those circles. :) I'll keep you updated!