Sunday, June 30, 2013

"Seeing Spots" - May do. Good Stitches Finished!

Just in the nick of time, the May quilt for the Nurture circle of do. Good Stitches is done!  May was my month to be quilter and I asked the ladies of our circle to make blocks following this tutorial.  Everyone did a wonderful job and with 36 blocks we were able to make a 60" square quilt.  The quilt will be donated to the charity "My Very Own Blanket" which provides quilts to children in foster care.

Feeling confident after my first learning experience with spiral quilting I decided to use circular quilting to break up the straight lines of all the squares.  I first did a loose spiral, with each line about 1.5" apart. I ended up deciding I wanted a little more, so I added two more lines beside the first to make a triple spiral.  Although it was time- and thread-consuming I didn't have any troubles with bunching, wrinkling, or shifting of the top.

The backing is, what else? Polka dots!  Michael Miller makes this 108" wide backing fabric called "Spot On" in a variety of colors.  The chartreuse (on top) is much more lime-y  and bright than it appears in the picture.

I machine bound the quilt with a dark brown solid and added my customary twill tape label. 

Making this quilt was such fun and I can't wait to see what else our circle makes in the future. I wish all the ladies of Nurture who contributed blocks could see and touch this quilt for yourselves! It is very nice and will make some child very happy :)

This is how all my photo shoots end...
Thanks, ladies!  Happy sewing!

Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, go see what everyone else is showing off :)


  1. I love the quilting for all those squares! It makes it such a fun quilt.

  2. Very nice. The triple spiral is definitely better than a single and I love those bubbles for the back

  3. Nice quilt and I really like the circular quilting!
    Gunilla in Sweden

  4. Beautiful quilt- and great tutorial, I like how you get a set of 3 coordinated blocks. 3 sets of 3 would make a cute baby quilt!

  5. This quilt came out very well and will be treasured. Love the spiral quilting!

  6. Love the pattern and your choice of fabric - well done!

  7. Great blocks. I love the circular quilting. Congrats on the finish

  8. Wonderful! I love the circular quilting - definitely on my "to do" list. I am thoroughly entertained with your final photo.

  9. Gorgeous! And the quilting just makes it!