For the borders of my Flower Pots quilt I made “circle units”. Each of the four borders has ten LARGE circles and ten smaller circles hand appliqued. Rather then appliqueing the ten LARGE circles to a border and then going back and hand appliqueing the ten smaller circles on top of those LARGE circles I constructed circle-circle units.
This is how I did it…off the border, I appliqued the ten smaller circles to the ten LARGE circles. I then took those ten “circle units” and glue basted them to my border, then hand appliqued them in place. It meant handling the border ten less times – times four borders. That’s forty less times I needed to handle those long, narrow borders. I followed my Going In Circles tutorial to make ALL of the circles needed for this quilt. I used the glue basting technique I learned from Sharon Schamber.