Wednesday, February 25, 2009

the whirly pinwheel~ being quilted!

i finally got the back done, and am now in the process of quilting it. i only added a strip of the whirly pinwheels to the backside, but for some reason that took longer than actually piecing the front. with my other fun projects going on, this one was put on the back burner for awhile. but now i'm so excited to have it almost done!!

i just love this process of quilting. seeing it evolve when free motion quilting it is amazing to me. there is such a transformation to the quilt!!

when i free motion quilt, i use an extention table, and my ironing board. this helps so the quilt isn't hanging and pulling as i'm trying to quilt it. it seems to be quite helpful for me. :)


hope everyone has a lovely day!!

25 comments:

  1. Your quilt is adorable. I want to make one now!
    Thanks for the inspriation:)

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  2. such cute colors you picked for the quilt, they all go so well together.
    I love quilts, but I have no patience nor the knowledge to make one, so I just admire other people's work.
    By the way - are you going to the sewing expo in Puyallup?
    Hat is almost finished, I'll be able to send it to you tomorrow.
    :o)

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  3. Love it, can't wait to see it all finished! Thanks for the idea about the ironing board. I've used my extension table but sometimes I need more room. Next time, I'll try the ironing board.

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  4. It's coming together beautifully!

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  5. I love it!!! I am trying to work up the nerve to try free-motion quilting. Every time I pull out a practice sandwich, my stiches are all different lengths and the stipples are too pointy. My hands want to do a loop-de-loop instead. How in the world will I ever try it on a nice quilt top? I love your colors on the white background. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  6. oh..yay!! I've been waiting for you to do this..it's going to be gorgeous!! ;o)

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  7. oh this is great. i LOVE the colors. and any sort of variation on a pinwheel is my favorite. what a fun quilt! random question: what fabric did you use for the white background. i've used kona solids lately but i want to try something else next time. what do you like to use?

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  8. I just adore the colors in your quilt!

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  9. just absolutely darling...
    i'm sooo happy for you. it's so cute!
    :)

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  10. erica e,

    i use the kona cotton for the white sashing too. haven't ventured out yet with other types. so far i'm happy with it.

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  11. isn't it true how much the quilt changes once it's quilted! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  12. Hi Kerri,
    Your pinwheels looks great. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  13. Yay! So pretty and soft looking - this is going to be brilliant. I adore your choice in colours and pattern! Cannot wait to see it all quilted :)

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  14. That quilt is gorgeous - I've just ordered some white fabric so that I can have a go (for the first time) at pinwheels.

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  15. your quilt is gorgeous! i love watching the quilt evolve as the quilting is being done, too. it's the best!

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  16. Nice quilt! Maybe someday I will buy a machine so I can do stipple. Until then, it's all by hand for me.

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  17. It really looks beautiful. The free motion is a big project on a quilt that size. Wow!

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  18. Ohmygosh -- it's going to be awesome!

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  19. Ooooooh, the quilting you've shown here so far looks really really nice :-). I've always been petrified of machine quilting [the lack of quilting foot probably has something to do with that, I need to change that], but then again I was petrified of swaps and that turned out well :-), so maybe this will help encourage me! Can't wait to see what the final quilt looks like! Do post progress shots!

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  20. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY like this quilt!! I know I'm going to have to copy it!!:) It looks so fresh and crisp!! LOVE IT!!! It is fun to see the whole quilt come together isn't it? I love that too. Have a great day. heather

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  21. It is amazing how quilting will make a quilt look so different. Have fun.

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  22. Hello Kerri.
    This is Very beautiful color quilt! I'd like to make one next.

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  23. i LOVE this quilt....i have some vintage inspired fabs that i want to try this with...very good...

    BTW since i found your blog today...i have just left it on to listen to your play list! great music selection!!

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  24. love your Machine I have a pfaff too, go pfaff owners. lol

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