Helix, Quilted

Hot off the quilting frame, I got this awesome quilt finished this afternoon. (My definition of finished applies only to the quilting. It still needs a binding…)

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I got kind of tired of the rocks by the time I was done, and my hands had a tendency to vibrate a bit after working on them, but they were exactly perfect, I think…

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Love this leaf motif. So easy to do — I did it freehand, but if you wanted to make sure they all slanted the same angle and met in the corners the same way, you could definitely mark out spacing.

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I might have gone a little overboard, adding the basketweave, but in some areas the unquilted “border” I had added when I blocked off the sections for the leaves was poofy, and I didn’t like the way it looked.

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Of course, it meant that the basketweave in the very center was ridiculously tiny.

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The corners gave me some heartburn, not knowing for sure how to finish things off. I decided that the center of my garden was nice and neat, but around the edges the leaves had just piled up, willy-nilly.

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I had to piece the back. Mom rescued me with the neutral print. It doesn’t show the quilting at all. The solid shows everything, though! I had lots of bits of the pieced green sections leftover. Kind of fun to throw some on the back to extend the green….

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You should be able to click on any of the pictures to view them larger.

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The quilt pattern is from Emily Herrick, Crazy Old Ladies Quilts, it’s called Helix. I bought it as part of an ebook called “Geared for Guys” — which has some other interesting patterns in it that I will look at again in the future.

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Size: 67 by 90, Batting: Warm and Natural, Thread: Sew Fine Green, Glide Brown, Bottom Line bobbins to coordinate

 

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