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.
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4