Jenny L by Jennylang07

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-04-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-08-31T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This quilt is for my niece, Camila. I just gave it to her recently, right around the time she turned 6 months old. The quilt is a scrappy tripalong; I just planned it a bit more than a totally scrappy quilt. I chose the blue for the center strip in each block. There are 15 blocks total. I quilted it with overlapping circles. I'm so happy with how the whole quilt turned out, especially the quilting! I usually have my mom, who owns a longarm machine, quilt my quilts for me. But the longarm was down for a tune-up, and I wanted to finish this quilt up, so I quilted it on my domestic machine, and was very pleased with the results.

Pictures

Circle Quilting
Pieced backing

Loves

Silsbee
Conniharns
Mymble
True

Comments

True

This is one spectacular quilt...love the colors and that quilting is amazing!

Jennylang07

True Thanks!

Conniharns

Wow...this is very pretty. So bright and cheerful! Don't know how you quilt in circles like that...so perfect? !!!

Janquilter

What a wonderful quilt! I love all the bright and fresh colors.

HawkFan

I love this. Bright colors and great design. She'll keep it forever.

Aizome

Great quilt! Great job quilting!

Emcamfield

Love the bright colors!

Mymble

I posted on the other copy of this but it looks like the party is happening here confetti_ball ...so just to say again- love this quilt- love the scrappy trip along especially when it's a coordinated scrappy and yours is wonderful!

Terryt1955

So how do you quilt in circles? Did you mark it or eyeball it? It is very very impressive!

Quilt455

I love everything about this quilt!!!!! Please share how you quilted it in circles with us. I would love to try that.

Quilt455

Oh ya great back too.

Jennylang07

Thanks everyone! I really enjoyed this whole quilt - choosin colors, making the top, quilting it, etc. The circles are definitely not perfect - you just can't tell the mistakes (and definite 'wonky' spots) in the overall result. To do the circles, I used Lori Holt's (from Bee In My Bonnet) circle rulers. I just traced the 6" (I think) circle, used my walking foot to quilt that line, and then used the edge of the walking foot on the previously quilted line to quilt the next circles. Then, I picked another spot on the quilt, trace the circle ruler again. And started over! I just had to go slowly and carefully. It was time consuming, but I love the end result and will definitely try this technique again. You wouldn't have to use a circle ruler for this either. You could trace a salad plate, or a bowl to start, whatever circular object you have around. I really appreciate all the positive comments - it's nice to read the encouraging feedback!

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