Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Spiral Strips Quilt.

I'm so pleased to have finished this quilt at long last, it's been in the making since January 2012. The design is  "Spiral Strips" from Jelly Roll Quilts: The perfect guide to making the most of the latest strip rolls, by Pam and Nicky Lintott. The fabric is Heirloom by Joel Dewberry. The Jelly roll consisted of fewer strips than that used in the book so I had to add some of my own fabrics.

 I did lines and lines of straight line quilting which seemed like they were never going to end. There were loads of ends to bury as there were numerous starts and stops as rather than just sew end to end I started from the middle square and quilted each quadrant individually.

As you can see I quilted a flower in the centre square but it was quite a struggle with all those seams so it was the first and last of the squares to get a flower.


 The back is also a Joel Dewberry design but I can't remember what it's called. I love the binding which is Bike Path by Alison Glass, I bought it a while ago with no particular purpose in mind and was thrilled that it went so well with this quilt.

I'm glad you can't see me whilst I was writing this post as there has been a lot of shouting and cheering as  the English men have just beaten the Aussies to the Gold medal in the swimming relay in the Commonwealth Games!! Well done to the women too who won the silver medal.


9 comments:

Maryse said...

Very pretty and beautiful colors!

Mack and Mabel said...

It's wonderful !! I feel for you though with all those ends to sew in. I can't count the number of times Ive started a design and only then thought about the amount of work Ive made for myself. Good job we love it so much :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a pretty quilt Maria! I hate burying threads so I admire your tenacity in getting this finished! But well worth it!

Fran said...

Beautiful! You always do such great projects :-) Love this one.

Dominique said...

I discovered you via a comment you left on Charm about you. I love your quilt and since it's my first visit, I am going to stick around your blog to see more of your work.

Kim said...

Gorgeous quilt!! Beautiful colours, beautiful patterns, beautiful quilting....'tis amazing. Yes you English gave us Aussies a good run for our money this time!

Catherine said...

Oh wow! I love the colours and your quilting is fab.

Camilla said...

Yes straight line quilting does seem to take ages doesn't it, but the effect is wonderful.

Sally Bonnett said...

Lovely, lively design and fabulous colours!