Since I can’t enter this week’s Table Runners quilt contest, I thought I’d share the one I created for my mom’s birthday earlier this month.
It started out as an experiment in piecing curves. I cut 6 9-inch squares of hand-dyed fabrics, stacked them on top of each other, then cut two slightly off-centre gentle curves.
I mixed up the pieces, then stitched them back together. I squared up my blocks, joined them together and added a 3″ border. Spray basted and ready for quilting:
My free motion skills aren’t accurate enough yet to try to complete this spiral design, so I used regular stitch mode and the edge of my 1/4″ foot. I spun the quilt around and around and around to complete the design.
I am thrilled with how the spiral design turned out. So much gorgeous texture in echo-like quilting.
Close-up pics after being washed for the first time. I just love the crinkly goodness.
A happy experiment!
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