Friday, July 10, 2020

TGIFF - Push Pull QAL

Do you remember my wrinkly quilt top?  It's now finished!

I made the quilt top during the Push-Pull Quilt Along hosted by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl, but I didn't finish the quilting in time for the final link up.

  I used Kona Red, Morning Glory, and Surf.  It finishes around 44 x 49 inches.

My brilliant idea of using my walking foot to stitch a continuous spiral didn't end up being so brilliant after all.  I started at the centre of the four arrows in the bottom left-hand corner, but I echoed using the edge of my walking foot -- so I ended up with a 3/8-inch spiral.  😲

It took several nights of quilting, including a 5-hour session on the last night because I was tired of quilting and just needed it to be done.

After quilting, it did not lay flat.  I was going to block it, but that seemed like a lot of work for a quilt I hope will be used and washed on a regular basis.  I'll learn how to block on a smaller quilt another time.

As much as I hated the quilting process, I love the finished look. 

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting 
UFO Busting @ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland


  1. Congrats on a fabulous finish, Anja!! LOVE that quilting, too!

  2. I can see why you like the effect of the spiral quilting, it looks fantastic!

  3. Wow! The spiral quilting looks fabulous. I love the color combination in the quilt, but I adore the quilting. With a 3/8 inch spiral, it's not wonder it took so long. Obviously, it was time well spent.

  4. It doesn't look too wobbly on the edges to me at all, Anja. I love the texture you created and I hope that it doesn't keep you from spiral quilting again in the future (1" spacing goes so much faster, I promise)! Thank you so much for joining in the quilt along. :)

  5. The quilting is perfect, Anja!
    What a great looking quilt!

  6. The quilt is plenty flat in my book. The colors and quilting are stunning—and as a lover of dense quilting, I think the narrow spiral enhances the design. If it were wider apart, it might compete. (Even if it did require a marathon session. Sometimes it’s worth suffering for art.)

  7. Oh goodness, the first thing I thought when I saw your beautiful quilt was that it must have taken forever to do that circular quilting! Sounds like it did. But it's worthy and now you have a wonderful, cozy quilt for snuggling.

  8. What a great job. I get it about the blocking but its “quick drying season” so not so bad once you decide to take the plunge.

  9. It looks great, and I noticed the spiral quilting before reading the post! If you try it again, I love my guide for parallel lines so I can set the width instead of being dependent on the edge of my foot. I've done spirals from 1" to the whole span of my guide, which is just shy of 2 1/2". Much easier when your lines are even a little more spaced out! But really, this looks fantastic!

  10. You are right that is a lot of quilting - but WOW does it look so great!! Love those colors together!

  11. Oh my goodness - this is so nice Anja! I love, love, love the spiral quilting. I can see how it much have taken forever, but the end result is just spectacular.

  12. It is indeed perfect!!! The colors, the workmanship and the lovely quilting.

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