One of Many

Oh how I am addicted to this simple fun pattern (free pattern found here).

This is the second one I pieced, the first top was pretty much the same as the example. Making up different color combinations is so much fun!

I chose to do the back simple, in a Kona solid. I love how it shows off the quilting.

Even though I practiced (and ripped it out once one the actual quilt) the swirl was really hard for me to get right. I had to free motion for the first bit before the circle was wide enough for me to maneuver with a walking foot. Once I got the walking foot on it was so much easier. I was able to use the foot as a guide and go around. BUT I went around the wrong direction so instead of each pass making me have less bulk in the throat of the machine I had more. UGH! Lesson learned. Good think I have two more of these spray basted already (I said I was addicted!).

If you’re coming to quilt guild this week you’ll see lots of this quilt since I used it to take example photos for the photography presentation Paula and I are giving.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this quilt. It’s either going to be for the new baby, or the baby stash. The baby stash is a really good idea I came up with to help myself with future baby showers that may occur before or in the first year of new baby (and who knows how much quilting I’ll get in then?!?!). I need to stock pile other presents as well. Can you believe this is when I started shopping for Christmas last year? I love to get thrifted things for people and summer is always easier to find those treasures. Oh speaking of that I spent all weekend thrifting with Sciarrino! I’ve been busy integrating the new treasures into my house (and purging other things). I’ll snap some pictures soon if you want to see the truly random things I gather on these trips.

6 Replies to “One of Many”

  1. I’ve seen and touched this quilt… everything about it is fabulous; the colors are perfect and the circle top stitching is delightful! The only problem that I’ve noticed is that it’s not big enough for my bed ;)!

  2. I see how you’re addicted–I love the squares with the cirlce quilting. And the colors you used are gorgeous!

    We have a present pile. Most of it is comprised of kids present items, but also have adult stuff as well. It’s great!! I like to try to get something person specific for everyone, but sometimes that is just not possible 🙂

  3. Oh, this is just gorgeous. Every time you post a quilt you make me want to try it. I just don’t have those kind of skills!

  4. This is a gorgeous quilt! You are one talented girl!! I say use it for the new baby…the colors are beautiful for a girl or boy!

  5. gorgeous. and it’s even better in person! i’m in awe of your circle quilting skills!

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