Sunday, October 9, 2011

72 Degrees - Done!

  The last bud on my passion flower vine bloomed last week.  But the corkscrew tendrils and leaves are still twining along the railing so I hung my finished quilt alongside and took this photo. 

72 Degrees - 
Machine pieced and Quilted; Hand-dyes and commercial fabrics

Piecing the last segments of the circle and seeing everything lie flat was so sweet. Until that moment I wasn't certain my design would work.  I used a walking foot to quilt both straight lines and curves. Because the finished quilt is 20" square  it was pure pleasure to manipulate under the arm of my machine.  I faced the quilt using Robin's "hidden binding" directions.  It is the perfect finish for art quilts.


 I love waking up in the morning knowing that the only thing I HAVE to do is walk the dog. Tomorrow is one of those days. And I have big plans. 
First, I am going to make a 20 by 20 quilt sandwich and attach the dreaded FMQF to my machine.  Even though it is not Friday, I'll jump in with the other brave hearts and practice-a-long.  Better late than never.
Second, I am going to try and catch up with the civil war quilt block group. I have 5 to do.
Then I think I will take a deep breathe ( the bronchitis is finally breaking up) and revel in feeling good.
Wish me luck.


  1. Good Luck! I think your circular art quilt is spectacular. Really amazingly well done. Looking forward to your fmq. Have a lovely day :)

  2. This is gorgeous! Congratulations! I think you should take a day off-- you deserve it!

  3. This quilt is so very beautiful!! I really captures the beauty of the passion flower!!

  4. Hi! You have made so many wonderful quilt! This is fantastic and so unique! x Teje