Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, April 13, 2015

Quilting "Sedona Spring"

I quilted "Sedona Spring" today in one continuous spiral, using a freezer paper circle in the middle to get me started on the path. Here is the top before I started quilting:

I used the walking foot as a guide to keep the spirals roughly the same distance from each other. I used invisible thread on top.

Now it's done, but the edges are wavy. I hate it when that happens, so I'm leaving the studio for tonight and I'll deal with it tomorrow ... somehow. It's so wavy that I don't think it can be blocked or pressed into submission. I may actually gather the edges all around and then press. Won't win any awards, but I still love the colors!

Update a few days later: I gathered the edges and it worked perfectly. It's all bound and lays perfectly flat!

I've linked up to Nina Marie's Off-the-Wall Friday so you can see what other fiber artists have been up to this week:

Have a colorful day


sonja said...

I love the colors used and that you could walk away and see what tomorrow brings. what if... you made it a round quilt? just sayin'..

Edith Bieri-Hanselmann said...

Sherrie, this often happens to me when I quilt in rounds. With lot of patience and blocking you'll get it right.

The Inside Stori said...

Impressive....I can't machine quilt a straight line never mind circles on that large quilt!! Wonderful!