Sliced Circles Quilt

Sliced Circles Quilt by Karen Lee

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 60" x 60"

Finished Blocks : 12" x 15" blocks

Rating : Challenging

Designed By : Karen Lee

When we saw this quilt for the first time, our editorial team all said, “Lobsters”! Maybe it is because we are from New England and have a deep love for all things lobster, or maybe it was just the simplicity of the design and technique which, in a few blocks, created a design that definitely resembles an abstract lobster. Most importantly, we all love this quilt.

Each block begins with an inset oval pieced with an innovative technique. The block is then crosscut in strips, rearranged, then sewn back together to form the appearance of a sliced circle. Designer Karen Lee learned the skill in a Portland MQG class taught by Stephanie Ruyle of the Denver Metro MQG.

Download this quilt pattern plus nine more in the 2018 digital issue of QuiltCon Magazine.


  • 4 ¾ yards tan for background
  • 1 ½ yards red print for deconstructed circles (small scale print that reads as a solid)
  • 4 yards backing
  • ½ yard binding
  • Twin-size batting

Pick up your copy of QuiltCon Magazine 2018 for this pattern and more!