Friday, March 10, 2017

Galaxy

Introducing Galaxy!


I always name my quilts.  Sometimes the name incorporates a bit of the fabric line I used.  Sometimes the name of the quilt is a reflection of the pattern.

For this quilt, I wanted a name with some bow to astronomy.  The design of the quilt and the spiral quilting suggested planets and stars to me so I choose the name Galaxy.



The quilt was designed by Cheryl of MeadowMistDesigns.  I downsized her pattern by making blocks at half size.  I wanted a wall hanging for my sewing studio and used solids that map to my favorite colors.  (When given an opportunity to choose fabric, I always end up in this color family!)


The spiral quilting was fun to do.  (See my tutorial.)  Often the inner spiral gives me a hard time but I switched from using my walking foot to the most basic foot on my machine and moved very slow as I stitched.  This might be very well be the best inner spiral I've ever done!  (The bulk of the spiral was done with my walking foot.)


The quilt is 34" square - perfect for a wall hanging!  I used American Made Brand solids in three shades of aqua (colors 32, 33, 34) and lime (color 18).

My quilt top will be linked up with  Fabric Frenzy Friday,  Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.   Galaxy is finish #11 for 2017 - many of these finishes have been minis. 




Have a wonderful day! Patty

12 comments:

  1. Great choice of quilting for this design, very nice finish Patty!

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  2. Love how this looks, clean and fresh. Great job on the starting spiral.

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  3. I love the colors and small size of the quilt!

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  4. Love it! What beautiful colors and the quilting looks great!

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  5. Wonderful finish! Pretty quilt and I love your quilting on it :) Did you see Sweetwater's latest post? Wow oh Wow!!

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  6. I love that there is one tiny block out o place here and you let it! It adds to this already lovely quilt!

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  7. I live that you named your quilt. The colors glow together. Congratulations on the lovely finish!

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  8. I love that you did the quilt half size!.....and your spiral quilting looks wonderful on it!

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  9. It is absolutely gorgeous. I Love how youquilted it too!

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  10. I love your Galaxy quilt it is gorgeous!

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  11. A beautiful finish! The quilting is perfect. Congrats on another finish.

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  12. Kudos on the finish. It's beautiful. I'm still amazed that you're able to downsize patterns.

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