The Twirl Quilt is Done!

I did it, you guys! I promised I would finish the quilting on the Twirl quilt I made, and I’m happy to report it is done!

This thing is a monster at 100″ x 125″, so getting a full size picture was difficult. The ground is wet from recent snow/rain and I didn’t have an extra set of hands to help hang it up. So I just laid it out on the deck but there are a lot of shadows. Even though these aren’t the best pictures I wanted to get them since we are suppose to have rain the next three days and I couldn’t wait to share!

Twirl quilt Machine Quilting

I have to brag a bit – I’m extremely proud of the quilting on this. The entire top was done with rulers and needed a bit of marking which is always scary.  I used a blue water erasable marker to start and then switched to a Frixion pen. I felt okay using the pen since I only marked the white background in small sections and ironed the marks off pretty quickly.

Ruler work in Quilting

These pics were taken before I added the binding so I could take advantage of the sunlight. The binding is the same fabric as the thin border and frames the quilt beautifully. I also — get ready — did the binding by machine {gasp!} Even though I love sewing the binding by hand, I just didn’t have it in me to spend hours stitching it on after spending hours burying threads.  The quilt will be delivered today, so machine binding was the best choice. It looks pretty darn good!

How about some more pics of the quilting?

Quilting Detail

There’s a shot of the texture on the back. The back is so pretty that the quilt could be reversible. Hmmm, two for the price of one…. 🙂

Ruler Work Quilting Detail

Quilting Texture

I could show you pictures all day, but I’ll stop now. Once the rain passes I hope to get a full front shot of the quilt hanging. The good news is that the quilt goes to my sister, so I’ll have access to it for pictures later. I think I’ll need a lot of people to help with that!

Thanks so much for taking this quilting journey with me! I appreciate all your support while I have worked on this beauty, and I’m so happy to share it with you. Here are the other posts on this quilt:

New Project

Where is My Seam Ripper?

Twirl Quilt Progress

More Twirl Quilt Progress

Almost There!


About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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11 Responses to The Twirl Quilt is Done!

  1. Fabulous work, Beth! The colours, the design, the quilting – everything is beautiful in this quilt! Also I rather like the first photo on your post, very nice play of light and shadow 🙂


  2. Jasmine says:

    This looks beautiful! Your quilting is fantastic.

  3. This is awesome! I have only tried rulers on little quilts, I can only imagine that trying to use rulers on this huge of a quilt was difficult and quite the workout.

  4. Kate says:

    Gorgeous finish! The quilting is beautiful and it suits the top perfectly. Congrats!

  5. Susan says:

    Congratulations! That looks fabulous! How wonderful to have finished such a beautiful quilt!

  6. Marti says:

    Congratulations! It looks great. I love the stitching on the border and can’t imagine how hard it would be to get that to line up just right.

  7. Linda says:

    Beautiful! Your quilting is wonderful. I can understand why you wanted to photograph this right away.

  8. Tish says:

    Beth, this turned out great! I love all those great textures. It makes me want to pet your quilt 🙂 Did you say you quilt on a Sweet Sixteen?

  9. Anne Beier says:

    It looks amazing Beth. The quilting is just right for this quilt. Your sister is going to love it. And you must feel so proud.

  10. Congratulations! I turned out beautifully and you should definitely be proud of your work. 🙂 <3

  11. Colleen says:

    It looks fantastic Beth! You should be proud of your work. I love all the texture!

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