Friday, 15 April 2016

Quilting the Cartwheels

Seeing as I wasn't rostered for work yesterday, and I couldn't really be bothered doing anything to strenuous in the housework department, I decided that I may as well start quilting the cartwheel pillow.

After glue basting, simple circles, traced around readily available templates, (different sized plates and mugs) were quilted with a beautiful fuschia colour Aurifil thread on top, basic white on the bottom. This is the first time I have machine quilted complete circles, I think there will definitely be more circular quilting in my future.  It wasn't until I was looking at all the photos afterwards, that I realised I didn't use my walking foot for this,  thankfully all went well with it.

Now just the pillow back to make and attach, and then it will be ready to be gifted.


  1. Great idea to use your plates and mugs for circular quilting!

  2. You never cease to amaze, you have such a great skill.

  3. It looks great Julie! You have a great machine, if it can handle the machine quilting without a walking foot! And great skill for the circles to be so perfect! Will your cushion get the pompom treatment?

  4. Love this quilt so much ... I'm glad I'm not the only one that uses my dishes as quilting guides :)

  5. I like it. :-)
    I will be on Spring Break...enjoy your next week!

  6. Thanks for this idea to use plates! Lovely colors and pattern:)


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