Adorn by Joke

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-12-26T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-12-29T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Since my mum and I made ifnished out Christmas challenge to each other, we decided on another one, to give to each other when she visits me (probably in May).

I picked the Adorn pattern from Camille Roskelley's Simply Retro. My mum chose colours in aqua/blue/yellow/reds and right away I knew what fabric to use -- Baby Jane for Moda. Even though this doesn't have to be completed until May, I've already finished the top because I was so excited about using this fabric and the aqua text print for the background!

Does anyone have any quilting ideas? In the book, Camille has just outlined each triangle but I would like something that makes the star stand out, but I'm not sure what??

29/12/13:
Decided on a spiral starting from the centre of the star. I've never done a successful spiral before but I managed to this time! It's not perfect and has a few rough patches but I got there! It was actually a little easier than I thought and the working of it "sunk in" after a few turns (I used my walking foot). Maybe one day I will tackle a spiral on a whole quilt and not just a mini!!

I've cut my binding strips, so just need to finish it off.

31/12/13
There's only a couple of hours left in my 2013, so I think this is my last 2013 finish!!

Pictures

Loves

lowlyworm
jcourtney
Emmajb
Skynme
Jodyrose
TiffanyRay
Caa48
True
Caribousmom

Comments

Skynme

Love this pattern and yours turned out just gorgeous! Love the baby Jane fabric with the aqua text print.

Joke

Thanks Skynme ! I've almost finished it. Tempted to keep it for myself and make my mum something else!!

Skynme

Joke I LOVE what you did with the quilting. I have wanted to do spiral on a quilt, but I don't do circles well...It looks fantastic. I can see why you want to keep it, but I know your Mom will love it.

True

Wow, wow, wow...love this and your quilting amazing! I would keep it you have loads of time to do another:-). How big is it? And love you do these challenges with your mom.

Joke

Skynme Thanks! I sent her a photo and she does love it! She even told me she won't bother making one for me and will just send me the fabrics so I can make it myself, haha!

I'm glad I went for the spiral! It was so much simpler than I thought. To start with I drew around some circle things and drew in the spiral and tried to follow it as I was sewing but it didn't quite work but once you get the first few turns done, the spiralling just happens naturally as you went around and around and around.

Joke

True I haven't measured the one I made, but I think the pattern in the book says it's about 20"?? When i measured the binding fabric against it, it was about half the WOF.

I've finished the whole thing now, so soon I can take some pictures of the finished thing, and the back!

True

Joke just perfect!!

HawkFan

Wow this looks great and I love your quilting. I can see how it would be hard to part with

Caribousmom

Jo, this is wonderful! I love this pattern - and you chose great fabrics. Also - that quilting! Wow! Perfect!!!

Joke

Caribousmom HawkFan thankyou!!

True

Happy New Year and what a finish:-)

Quilt455

Wow, this is wonderful! Love this fabric too and your quilting is great. She is going to love it. and Happy New Year!

Joke

Quilt455 True thanks! I can't believe how far I've come this year in learning to uilt :)

cally68

I'm not sure how I missed this but it's beautiful! I love the colors and the quilting.

Joke

Carolmarie cally68 Thankyou!! I'm contemplating not giving it to my mum so I can keep it grin I think I'm going to have to stock up on some more of this fabric too, as I'm loving the line so much.

jcourtney

The spiral quilting really finishes it nicely! You've inspired me to spiral quilt something :)

Joke

jcourtney It's super easy with a walking foot (once you get out of the little tight one that you start with)

Caa48

i just love this plus it has my fave colors!!!! great job

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