While I’m waiting for my daughter’s birthday quilt to come back beautifully machine quilted from Rabbit’s Patch Quilting, I’m slowly working on yet another of my UFOs. I’m being very brave and trying a new (to me) technique for the first time, “spiral quilting”. This is where you start in the centre and gradually spiral out, and out, in ever increasing circles.
This is quite a slow process for me, with a lot of stopping to move the quilt around, and slowly start on my way again. My lines aren’t perfect, but I’m slowly getting there. I have found that I like to stop from time to time, give it all a good press on the back, and then the front, re-pin if needs be, then slowly continue on. I might finish some time soon, before the birthday quilt comes back, if I’m lucky!
I had seen this technique at Amanda Jean’s blog Crazy Mom Quilts. Check out her explanation of the technique here, if you would like to try it too.