Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spiral Quilting, a Work in Progress

Hello everyone! I have been spending all of my sewing time the last few days spiral quilting my heart out. Let me tell you, it is quite an arm workout! I am very close to being done - only the corner arcs remain. Then I'm going to take a break from this quilt and focus on more craft fair prep.

I wish I had some cool pictures to show you but this is my "secret" quilt so I can only show you the back and a very close-up of the front. I'll have some cool pictures after I show it to the recipient. This is probably my favorite quilt so far. I'm really loving how the spiral is turning out (no pun intended) and it's just a fun looking quilt! It's hard to tell from the picture but the backing is a nice bright orange. You can see a few places on the back where I got some puckers. I think I just wasn't paying close enough attention to how tightly I was holding onto the back. But the front looks great and once this is washed, the puckers probably won't be very noticeable. I'm certainly not going to pick out all that stitching!


I am using my walking foot for this spiral. I even used it for the center with not much difficulty. I used a Frixion marker to mark the beginning of the spiral so that blue line will iron out. The lines are about 1/2" apart.

I'm linking up today to Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts.
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Have a sew crafty day!

Jenn

7 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the spiral! Everything looks great - can't wait to see the front!

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  2. Awesome! I have tried concentric circles with my walking foot, but maybe spiral quilting should be my next experiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wonderful job! I have only spiral quilted once and my middle curves were definitely not as smooth as yours.

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  4. Great job. I want to spiral quilt but haven't mastered machine quilting enough yet to try anything that complicated. Maybe I will try a mini first. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your spiral looks great! Your lines, and the middle look nice and even! My spirals always end up a bit wobbly (especially the middle).

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  6. Love the look of spiral stitching and yours is so good! I've not done it yet, waiting for the right project to come along. I can't wait to see the front!

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