This page is an overview of all the English Paper-Pieced Circles I designed for my Shine: The Circles Quilt, with links to their tutorials. I have made this quilt twice: once in bright colors and once in red, white and blue.
QuiltMania and I had teamed up this past fall to bring you the free patterns, but now they are coming back here, one-by-one. As always, there are links underneath the blocks to the tutorials, but the look of the English Paper Piece patterns will be different in these newer patterns. Click on each link to be taken to the free EPP patterns. As of April 2021, all blocks are back home.
There are many good tips in each of these blocks, so by going through them, you should be able to teach yourself English Paper-Piecing. I also have a few pages of General Instructions available in the pattern for nine extra blocks of circles, as well as a Finishing Pattern, as shown below.
Circles Block 1: Swirlygig
Circles Block 2: Sunshine
Circles Block 3: Ljubljana
Circles Block 4: Provoslavni Park
Circles Block 5: Capella
Circles Block 6: Star of Wonder
Circles Block 7: Whirlygig
Circles Block 8: Slovene Circle
Circles Block 9: Sunflower
The first nine blocks as a group.
Circles Block 10: Dresden Plate
Circles Block 11: Vintage Test Pattern
Circles Block 12: Nine-point Compass Rose Pattern
Circles Block 13: Tiny Swirly Gig
Circles Block 14: Peppermint Candy
Circles Block 15: Compass Rose
Circles Block 16: Radiating Compass Rose
The original finished quilt can be seen here, in a garden.
The pattern for finishing Shine: The Circles Quilt can be purchased in my shop on PayHip.
In 2020, I added some new blocks, doing them all up in red, white and blue.
Circles Block 17: Summer Day
Available as a Bonus Block on the newly updated Shine Finishing Pattern, available on PayHip.
Circles Block 18: Hip to Be Square
All these last ones are available in the pattern Nine More Blocks from Shine.
Many of the titles are links to construction tips on this website.
Circles Block 19: Compass Star
Circles Block Twenty: Dresden Rosette
Circles Block Twenty-one: Cactus Flower
Circles Block Twenty-two: Double Rosette
INDEX for the Nine More Blocks pattern.
And for some eye candy, here are the first nine blocks, made up in red, white and blue. Have fun with your English Paper Piecing! For another flavor, look at Linda’s Christmasy Shine blocks (one is below).