Circles are super easy with a walking foot. Circles add so much movement to a quilt and soften a “rigid” quilt pattern. The larger the circle is, the less pivoting you will have to do.
The great thing about this design is that you only have to mark 1 circle. Don’t even worry about marking the teeny tiny circle in the middle. Simply find a large circle in your home, (like a dinner plate, a glass lid to a pot, or a coffee can) carefully center it on your quilt and mark the quilt top. Once you have stitched this first circle you can then work in to the center from it and out from the center of it.
Don’t forget to play around with this design, you can get a more organic and whimsical feel by varying the spacing between the circles.
Here are some fun variations:
B) You can quilt random “targets” and let the lines cross over some of the outer rings. ( I really like the way this looks and may have to try it out sometime!)
C) You can quilt “targets” and NOT let the outer rings cross. You would start with one “target” then start another one a little ways away. Once that second “target” is going to run into the first “target” you can start and end the rings where they intersect the first “target.” You don’t have to make all of the “targets” have the same number of rings. You can make small, medium, and large targets.
Have you ever considered quilting circles with a walking foot? Are you willing to try them now?