Saturday, August 20, 2011

HST Complete!

I finally finished sewing on the binding Tuesday night, but have been away from the house (due to getting a new roof) and it's been raining or too cloudy to take photos until yesterday evening.  Anyway, here is the half square triangle diamond layout quilt:

I love how it turned out!

Following the advice of other bloggers that have done the spiral quilting, I started the center with a drawn spiral (I used a disappearing marker) and my free motion foot.  Once I was out from the center about 5 or 6 inches I switched to the even feed/walking foot.  And for those thinking of doing the spiral quilting, there is a right way and a wrong way for the spiral to go!  Go read about it here.

Here's the backing and close up of the binding:

Lots of paisleys!

I can't wait to give it to my sister for her (belated) birthday present, but first it is going to the State Fair for a month.  I've already started on the next quilt, and will post about it when I get a chance!

**Update** This quilt won 1st Place for it's category!

3 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! I can't believe how gorgeous the gray color comes out with the other fabrics. Your sister should be very, very pleased with such a beautiful gift to put on her bed.

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  2. Wow, this quilt is amazing. I love the gray, and the paisley back. I'm amazed that you were able to quilt the spiral with a 9 inch throat. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

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  3. Beautiful quilt, lovely colours and great quilting. Congratulations on winning first prize.

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