I’m so excited to finally be able to share this finish and pattern release with you!
Say hello to SPINNING:
You guys have been so patient and sweet…thank you so much for your support as I worked on this project and shared tiny sneak peeks with you. 🙂
Needless to say, I am in love with this quilt. The colors really speak to me. They remind me of sandy beaches, cool ocean water and salty sea air – it’s been way too long since I’ve been to the beach. This quilt takes me there is some small way.
You can read more about the fabric choices in this post.
The cutting and piecing are super fast and easy, which is my kind of quilt pattern! The blocks finish at 12″ and look more complicated than they are. The design is perfect for chain piecing, making the top finish even faster.
I chose to do straight line quilting on the diagonal. I really wanted the focus to be on the blocks and piecing and not the quilting. I think the straight lines give the quilt a very modern feel and highlights the design itself. To add more interest, I spaced the lines unevenly. You can see that detail better in the next picture.
This is the back. I used the same Bella Fog that was used in the piecing.
I used Superior’s Mono-Poly thread for the top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. I love the way the thread just blends in and all you really see is the texture. I use Mono-Poly thread in a lot of projects for that very reason.
“Spinning” includes instructions and fabric requirements for four sizes: Baby, Lap, Twin and Queen. I made the Lap size and it finishes at 60″ x 72″ which is perfect for cuddling up with a good book or movie.
In the sample quilt I used three fabrics and a background solid. You could add a fourth color/print easily and it would change the look of the pattern dramatically. See that Fog square in the picture above? What if you introduced a fourth color – like the Natural shown here:
…or changed the palette completely. Using Quilter’s Linen again (*love* this stuff!), in Iris, Orchid, Berry, and the Bella Fog:
There are so many possibilities – and we haven’t even touched on trying it with prints!
Yes, Mother’s Day!
If you know a Mom who loves to quilt this pattern would make a great gift. Just add some fabric and your quilty Momma will love you more than she already does. 🙂
So there’s my crush for this week! It’s a big one, don’t you think?
Because this post is so long and picture heavy already, I am not going to add more pics of highlighted links from last week. I hope you were able to visit everyone who linked up. There are so many great projects in the works!
And now it’s your turn to share what you are crushing on this week. Your crush can be anything that inspires you to create or any project you are working on that has you excited to spend time in your sewing space. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how: