Praise !

"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Success !

I have admired quilts online that were quilted in one big continuous spiral pattern, but have feared that if I tried making one, the finished quilt would be distorted.



But I got up the nerve to try it on a baby quilt today, and am happy with the results.  I did run into some moving of the top fabric.....there are a couple of small tucks that I don't think anyone else will notice but me.  But the finished quilt lies nice and flat.......I hope this statement is still true after laundering.

I thread-basted about every 4 inches, but would baste even more closely if I were doing it again.

This is the top that I shared a couple of days ago, pieced completely out of my bin of leftover strips.  I used a solid yellow cotton for the backing, and one of those pieces of batting that I found down at the second-hand store.

I am just tickled to death with the contours you see in a low-light photo.  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeal !

Finished size------31 x 33 inches.


By the way, the snow went north of us, and we wound up with sleet falling continually from about 3 a.m. until 1 p.m.  There's a buildup of anywhere from an inch to 3 inches of ice around here, so I was very happy to just stay inside and sew.

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  2. I just love your spiral quilting it looks great.

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  3. Beautiful quilting! Tutorial coming soon?

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    1. I don't think there will be a tutorial, Dee, but thanks for asking . I didn't take pictures as I went along, and I don't know when I'll do it again. But I started by going about 3/4 of the way around a dime-sized dot that when on the fabric in the middle of the quilt. Then I veered off enough to get my walking foot lined up alongside my stitching. Then I just started following it around and around, placing my gloved hands flat, and guiding the foot. I let myself get a little farther from the stitching as I went along, until finally the rounds were about 3/4 to an inch apart. As I quilted, it looked in some areas as if it was going to be terribly distorted, and I was just glad that the piecing was such a busy pattern. But in the end, it still looks square.......God is so good !

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  4. Wow, I love the spiral quilting! Now I'm going to have to try it. Love the scrappy quilt top as well. So colorful. Stay warm,

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