Sunday, February 02, 2014

A RED Letter Day

The color of the day is RED at Sophie Junction.  Later today, I'll be adding red binding to the Silly Strings quilt.

I thought this 30-inch square quilt was a good candidate to try quilting in a giant spiral. I used free-motion quilting in the center (which is placed off center, over one of the cream squares) and then switched to the walking foot to quilt round and round and round from there.

It's not perfect. I will probably try it again and use what I learned from the experience. One thing that I didn't expect was that this style of quilting would turn my perfectly flat, square quilt top into a quilt with waving sides ... so I decided to wash it and let it dry flat to regain it's shape.  I'm waiting for it to completely dry now.

For my Slow Stitch Sunday later today, I probably won't be watching the Super Bowl, but I will be stitching along with Downton Abbey and whatever else I find on TV.

After the little quilt is dry and off the big work table, I will be layering and basting my red and white sampler quilt–one of my Finish-Along goals.

After the binding is stitched down on the quilt, it will be back to redwork for me.

Speaking of redwork, anyone know how to teach autocorrect new words?  Redwork is not rework, nor red wok ... and no matter how many times I type it and refuse to allow it to be auto-corrected ... the battle continues.


Kathryn said...

I was glad to see your post today because I was thinking of trying spiral quilting on a large pinwheel block quilt. Let me know if the washing reduces the waviness. I was wondering how you started the quilting. I was thinking of starting with a circle and then spiraling out from there. I couldn't see for sure what your beginning was. Thanks for any advice you can give me. Enjoy your day Sophie.
Kathie L

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

You should be able to add new words by clicking on Add Word or whatever it says. I have accidentally hit it on two words I commonly misspell and now do not get them auto-corrected. I must learn to take them OUT of auto-correct!

Threeundertwo said...

I'm also interested in whether washing fixes the waves. The spiral quilting looks wonderful.

I love redwork and I know exactly what you mean about battling autocorrect.

Anonymous said...

One big spiral is on my list to try--waiting for guts to do so. Yours looks good.

Jill said...

Red is a great color that makes things pop. I do like the round quilting design. Hope the waves dry out. Sorry, I don't know how to add words to autocorrect. Sometimes I turn it off.

Gina said...

Love the quilting and hope it all lies flat xxx

Quilter Kathy said...

Thanks for the smile about autocorrect :)
I have no idea how that works.
Hope you enjoyed your slow stitching and Downton...thanks for linking up!

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