Circus Pinwheels and Roly Poly Kids

Friday, November 19, 2010

With a little help, I have laid out the quilt, pinned, stitched and bound it. The kids thought it was a fantastic game and they rolled over and over wrapped in the pieces. I can see that this process is not quite so simple when little hands are around and I can also now proudly say the Circus Pinwheels Quilt is finished.

For the longest time I have had a block about machine quilting. I just couldn’t enjoy it. I learnt with stitch-in-the-ditch methods and methodically rolled and revealed my quilts as I worked, all the while, wrestling with a long and hefty weight resting over my shoulders. It’s going to take some convincing to get me to go back. The stippling was so much easier and enjoyable. I might yet tackle that pile of un-quilted tops in my sewing space.

I am not one to let a perfect opportunity to have fun piecing a back and so here it is too.

This is an achievement for me considering I started it in July, this year. Accentuated by the fact that the children had not seen me pin a quilt before. Long may the momentum keep up.

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  1. It looks great! Did you hand quilt it then, if you don't enjoy machine? (I'm hand quilting mine at the moment, but it doesn't look as neat and tidy as yours.)

  2. It's free motion machine quilted - with the feed dogs lowered and clean gardening gloves on to help with the grip.

  3. Thanks for the comment! Do you have followers box? I've been reading your blog for well over a month now. I love it that there is a Kiwi blog out there!


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