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Curley Whirly Quilting

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Romantic, Traditional, Classic
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Getting the spiral to run fairly smoothly. I thought I'd probably end up with corners and angles, but it wasn't too difficult to keep the curve moving, especially as I'd bought a slider (though not the Supreme Slider which was recommended). The only drawback with the slider is the difficulty I have in burrowing underneath it to change the bobbin - and you use bobbins and bobbins of thread in these projects! I didn't start the spiral right in the middle as I didn't want to quilt over the fairy, but I think it turned out okay just the same. Incidentally, the colours in this photo are completely wrong and I've no idea why - the borders are purple, not blue, and my picture of Block 1 is much more lifelike.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take a deep breath and cruise smoothly around your block!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Jolly well done... impressively smooth curves! So you are just a little bit hooked on FMQ LOL?

11/12/2012 Flag

I think I just MIGHT be!

11/12/2012 Flag

You did a great job Pat! I haven't tried spirals before, but Leah Day's tips is what got me started on stippling earlier this year, she is a great teacher!

11/12/2012 Flag

I must say I agree with you about Leah! Just like Amy, she's an inspiration (and aren't they both so YOUNG!)!

11/13/2012 Flag

That is a cool way of quilting that block. I just did stitch in the ditch on that one.

11/13/2012 Flag

I'm sure it's not too late to go back and do a spiral on it as well, if you wanted to try that.

11/13/2012 Flag

You're braver than I am! I decided not to attempt such a big spiral on this block & did something else.

11/14/2012 Flag

You're probably wiser than I am!

11/14/2012 Flag

Ooh I LOVE spiral quilting on the square block so impressive.

11/18/2012 Flag

Thank you - it's certainly not my favourite one - I feel it needs something more, but have no idea what!

11/19/2012 Flag

Pat I think it is just perfect the way it is, I totally love what you have done with this block.

11/19/2012 Flag