Wednesday, October 2, 2013

going in circles

I am now quilting my "saved from disaster" quilt...if you remember the one that I totally picked apart and changed most of the pieces!! (note to self....not fun...don't try this again!!) is basted and ready to quilt, so I thought I would try something different with this one.

 Circles!....well, spirals to be exact.

...well, one big spiral to more exact !!

I practised on a small quilt sandwich, and it seemed to work well.  I started by drawing around the bottom of a spool of thread to make the smallest inner circle, then stated spiralling out (out of control hehehe) from there!

Then I moved on to the real deal.
OK, it is not quite as easy to manoeuvre a larger quilt as it is to turn around a 12x12 practice piece!!

I used the guide to keep the lines sort of equidistant.. ..a few squiggles here and there, but actually not too bad. I started with about 1 1/2" separation, and as I moved farther out I kept increasing the distance, up to about 2 1/2 " for the outer rings.

I am pretty happy with how it is of the finished product once I get the binding on. :)

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  1. This does seem like a lot of maneuvering, but one big spiral will look very cool. I'm impressed at your smooth lines using only the foot guide!

  2. Wow I couldn't imagine tackling a giant spiral - it's looking great!

  3. I've done a giant spiral and it turned out okay and definitely got easier the further out I got! Looking forward to the ta-dah!


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