Wednesday, November 19, 2014

pivots quilt

Oh, boy.  This is a colorful quilt, and I love it.  My first Christmas gift finish!  Yay!  I used my drunkards path die for my GO! Cutter to cut it out, and it went together so quickly and easily.  Curves aren't my favorite to sew, but I love the way they look. 
When I started cutting out this quilt, I knew that I wanted to use only solids, but my solids stash is embarrassingly small, so I quickly ran out of variety and color and added in some almost solids.  The overall effect is basically the same and I didn't purchase any new fabric for it.  Yay!
With the front so bright and bold, I knew I wanted the backing to be muted and mellow.  I really wanted one piece for the whole back, but didn't have the yardage, so I pieced a few together.
 I quilted the circles free motion in spirals, and I cannot bring myself to show you close ups, they are terrible.  It's a shame, I know nobody really notices, but I wish they were better.  I know that spirals are much better done with a walking foot, but I could not bring myself to push this quilt through my machine that many times. I also stitched in the ditch between each circle, so it's still soft.
 Black and White binding.  It was the best option with all that color!

 p.s.  bonus points to anyone who gets the pivots reference...(farmers will know)


  1. Such a happy quilt! As much as i love solids only, your use of almost solids, though not planned, gives a lot of depth to your quilt. The result is wonderful!

  2. This is gorgeous! The colour palette is so fresh and happy!

  3. I agree with Dominique who commented ahead of me..I think the "almost solids" really contributed a lot to the quilt. It is just beautiful, really stunning! Unfortunately, i don't know the pivots reference in relation to farmers, so let us know next time :) I LOVE this quilt!!
    Magistra13 at yahoo dot com

  4. This is a fabulous finish! So bright and fun and the most perfect binding!

  5. Absolutely lovely! Such beautiful colours :-)

  6. Pretty much love everything about this quilt . .. . the color, shape, quilting & backing.

  7. This looks gorgeous! I hate the cutting and piecing but like you love the look of curves!

  8. The quilt is just beautiful. Love the colors and the almost solids enhance the design. Love the spiral quilting.

  9. So bright and fun! Love the name too, it just makes sense :)


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