quilttopcomplete Last fall Kathy Doughty visited and taught a great workshop at the Bernina Connection here in Phoenix on her Vintage Spin quilt pattern which is available in her book, Adding Layers (Stash Books, 2014 C&T Publishing). Kathy and I had fun picking out some fabrics from my stash to start the project with, but after the workshop I was hospitalized and the project got put away among all the other unfishished stuff that was piling up in my studio.

A few weeks ago I pulled it back out and decided to work on it a little every day. Of course, by this time I had also determined it needed to be a BIG quilt for our bed, not anything reasonable like a throw for the sofa.

I sewed all the wedges together into wheels, not bothering cutting them into square blocks nor adding the center circle until all the wheels were done. Partly this was because I was dreading sitting down to hand appliqué 47 circles. But then I got the idea to appliqué the center circles on my machine Kim Diehl style with a freezer paper template in the circle to be popped out afterwards. After all there is already a hole in the back of this block!  This worked out great and allowed the quilt to move much quicker!

Here is the finished quilt top and some photos of the process.

Now this one has to be quilted. Any ideas for a design?



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