Circling the Square by Strandkorbtraum

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Quilting
Started:
2013-06-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

I just realised I never started a project for this one .. the top wasn't made by me so it didn'T hurt me too much to try out a new batting on the quilt - a wool batting.

I learned several things:
1. wool batting is awfully amazingly puffy
2. it can't be compared to cotton batting, it's more like 100% synthetics in the way the top and backign jsut glide/slide over it, no clinign like with cotton
3. HST quilts have a lot of bias and it stretches somewhat awfully
4. circle quilting is hard work but looks fantastic
5. I need to do more circles to prevent balling up of the batting .. so more circles (scream run hide)

Now I will seriously get some knowledge about blocking, because that quilt will seriously need it ...

Pictures

Loves

Stlcaverly

Comments

Capetowngirl

I love your circle quilting - something I really want to try. Not sure my little machine can do this

Strandkorbtraum

Capetowngirl what sort of machine do you have?
If it'S a standard home sewing machine, you just need to go to the pool a few times to train your shoulders an arms a bit and then it's all about rolling and wrestling and squeezing ... The largest quitl I did on my machine was 2x2 m (that's hmm 78" square)

What is helpful is a little guide you can attache to your sewign foot - so you can hold an equal distance - also to keep in mind - the biggr the circle the easier it gets ...

This quilt started with a circle I drew around my pencil sharpener and then I fixed the guide at 1 inch and sew sew sew sew ..

Aizome

LOVE the circle quilting!!!

HawkFan

Love the quilting and also your observations - very helpful for others

Strandkorbtraum

HawkFan well then maybe we can expect a ton of circle quilting to show up over the next few months ..

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