Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Neutral Strings Quilted

I quilted this top in a single spiral on my home machine. It's easy to do although I didn't hold my hands properly. The package should be held to offset the natural tendency to stretch on the bias and I didn't do that.

Neutral Strings baby quilt

Washing and rebinding helped.

Back of neutral string quilt shows lovely scraps from Stephie and spiral quilting
More info on my blog here.

Ann

9 comments:

Julierose said...

Oooh love these neutral strings a lot...and that spiral quilting is perfect to off set them...hugs, Julierose

Toni Macomb said...

Lovin' this!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Oh, very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your quilted String Quilt looks great. Very impressed with your quilted spiral. Well done!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ih ave done one spiral quilt and I like the texture a lot. LOVE the neutral strings in your quilt!

Sujata Shah said...

Gorgeous finish Ann! I have never tried spiral quilting. I guess I am too afraid of machine quilting. Love how it creates secondary layer on the quilt.

Ann said...

Thanks, everyone. I plan to use the spiral again. It is really easy, just need to remember to hold the quilt sandwich '"squared up" so the design doesn't pull on the bias. I only marked the first couple of rounds, then used my walking foot to eyeball the spacing.

Carol E. said...

I love the quilt, and thanks for the tip on spiral quilting. Must try it some time, but I have been scared. Maybe I'll work up my courage.

Monica Curry said...

I love neutrals! What a gorgeous strip quilt idea. I'm going to put my neutral scraps aside and do this.