Friday, October 16, 2015

Cradle Quilt - Finished

Sometimes small projects are just right. I had the best time quilting this project.

I have attempted (and struggled with) spirals and concentric circles using my walking foot several times before and I really wanted to be successful this time. The frustration usually occurs right at the beginning so this time I used my blue water soluble pen to draw the exact spiral to get me started. The masking tape made sure I had an almost perfect circle as a starting point. I'm not opposed to ovals and egg shapes and other curvy shapes. They just weren't what I was going for this time around!

I used a Sulky Blendable on the top and Aurifil 50 wt in white on the bottom for the quilting. On the spool, the Sulky thread looks more red but once it is on the quilt, it blends nicely with the bright orange squares. The "blendable" part of this thread is a nice aqua blue which almost perfectly matches the blue in the quilt top.

There are a few wobbles in the quilting along the way but overall the circle stayed a circle and the quilting is just right for this project.

 My favorite part is the texture that the quilting added. I haven't washed it yet but that is what it feels like... very soft and drapy, like a well loved quilt ought to feel.

The back is just as fun as the front with an orange print down the center of the back and white with black dots/spots on either side.

The solid blue binding works nicely with this quilt, offering a calm finish to a very bright quilt.

This quilt finishes at 24 inches x 32 inches. I'm so glad I went for a second project from the scraps of an earlier project. The colors may be the same, but the result is totally different.

This quilt is available for purchase.

Linking up with:
Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

Other posts related to this project:
Funky Quarter Cabins Quilt
Cradle Quilt - Work in Progress
Choosing Fabric for a New Quilt


  1. It's great! Love the spiral quilting.

  2. Your quilting looks great! I did spiral quilting on my last quilt and really struggled. Then I finally realised that my walking foot was not attached properly - silly me! So I decided that I will try this technique again sometime, it should be much easier now I know what was wrong first time around.

  3. such great colours and love how u quilted it.


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