Saturday, August 13, 2016

Twirly Top finished!

Happy Saturday!  This afternoon I had some help to photograph my latest finish...

Twirly Top finished quilt

Twirly Top!

Twirly Top finished quilt

I quilted with all over diagonal lines, which have created a comfy, crinkly texture.  I usually photograph my quilts before washing and drying, but this one was sitting around waiting for its shoot, so I went ahead and washed it.  And though I very much love the look of flat, just-basted patchwork, crinkly has its charm too.  So inviting.

Twirly Top finished quilt

My backing is made up of a large expanse of Coloring Garden by Anna Maria Horner, complimented by a stack of leftover Cotton & Steel fabrics from the quilt top and the Kona Cadet I used as a border.

Twirly Top finished quilt

Such a nice surprise to find how well this Coloring Garden print coordinates with the From Porto bundle I created for Intrepid Thread!

Twirly Top finished quilt

Finished with dusty gray bindings and my super secure and oh-so-easy zigzag finish, always, always. 

So ends another very pleasant quilt journey.   Thanks again to Jodi for the half hexagon inspiration!  If you'd like to sew your own half hexagon twirly tops by machine, see my tutorial

Of course, I'm already working on the next quilt and plotting the quilt after that!  Plus, I think I'm about ready to start sewing for this baby.  Just 14 weeks left.  High time I get started, eh?  There's much to be sewing...

p.s.  Twirly Top is listed now in my Etsy Shop.  I hope someone will enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. I made one from that pattern a couple years ago - it was a fun quilt to make - I hand quilted mine.

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  2. This quilt is just stunning! Love how you added different fabric pieces in the outer border.

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  3. Your quilt is lovely. The blue is outstanding!

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  4. So beautiful! Just the right choice of colors to make each one stand out. I love it. Time to start nesting now!

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  5. Pretty quilt. I just quilted a quilt on the diagonal too. Love it though your lines look a lot more even and straight than mine! I have started to do my bindings by machine too- so fast and easy. I used a stitch that is like a doublesided blanket stitch. It sure makes a sturdy binding!

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    1. That sounds like an attractive binding! To keep my lines straight I mark them first using a hera marker and long ruler. I used to try to reference a point on the walking foot, but that tended to get off in places. The hera marker is so much faster (it just creases) than a pencil ever was.

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  6. Beautiful. Think I will have to make several more quilts before I tackle this pattern. Yours is GREAT and good inspiration

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  7. Your last two finishes have been among my favorites. I think you're operating at your creative best.

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  8. My daughter is a math teacher. I've been thinking about making her a tessellations to demonstrate that there are many, many uses of geometry in life. I have at least a year since she's not teaching geometry this year and she's asked for a t-shirt quilt. Great job. The baby is going to be here before you know it. Praying for you and your family.

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  9. This turned out just great!
    I love the pattern

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  10. Oh, it's so beautiful, I think I'll have to make one too since y-seams are a kind of "hate" seams for me. When I'll be finished with this lovely pattern I bet the y-seams and me will be on better terms 😁. Your tutorial for this quilt is great, Rachel. I pray for you and your baby.

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    1. Yes, after this you'll be just fine with y-seams. I hope you go for it!

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  11. Oh, it's so beautiful, I think I'll have to make one too since y-seams are a kind of "hate" seams for me. When I'll be finished with this lovely pattern I bet the y-seams and me will be on better terms 😁. Your tutorial for this quilt is great, Rachel. I pray for you and your baby.

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  12. I always love your unique zigzag binding finish but everytime I try it, it never turns out as straight and lovely as yours. Guess I'll keep practicing! :) Beautiful quilt!

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    1. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Do you zigzag with a walking foot attachment? I think that helps the machine hold onto the quilt so it can drag it through straight.

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  13. Sew pretty and fall-ish! Great work, Rachel!

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  14. It is beautiful. I love it. It makes me think of vintage fabrics and quits of long ago.
    Leslie

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  15. This looks like a lovely friendly quilt to me.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  16. This looks like a lovely friendly quilt to me.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  17. What a fun quilt Rachel! I like the border treatment a lot too!

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