Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween everyone!
I have a finished quilt to show today, and that's no trick... it's a treat!



A long time UFO is done! This was mystery quilt pattern #21 from Quiltaholics from 2007.
It sat in the UFO closet for a lot of years. I didn't like that the quilt was square and doesn't fit a bed. But I finally just decided that I wanted it done... 
and now it is!




I tried a spiral quilting pattern (tutorial by Crazy Mom Quilts) for the first time and it went well. For some unexplainable reason, the size of the rings grew as I moved out from the center of the quilt. I am excited about trying something new, and I am happy with how it turned out.
I am linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes to brag about my finish. This finish marks the half way point of finishing my 2014 UFO list - 6 done and 6 to go! 
Happy Halloween!

27 comments:

  1. Congrats on this beautiful quilt. I really like the quilting pattern you used. Well done!

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  2. You did a beautiful job - the spiral gives great movement to it.

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  3. Beautiful finish! It turned out beautifully. the texture is a great addition to your quilt.

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  4. The quilting has turned out great. I think I have a quilt I can try it on to. Well done. A great finish

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  5. I love the quilting on that! Fabulous job.

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  6. I can see the motion going around most of the way out to the borders. Looks good! Square quilts are good for just covering your lap on a cold evening.

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  7. very unique way to quilt this - it looks really neat.

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  8. Well done...the stars almost look like they are spinning!! Woohoo 50% done the UFO...good for you and a few months left to go!!

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  9. Great looking quilt. I want to try the spiral quilting on a woven quilt top I made over a year ago. I took the craftsy class on using the walking foot to quilt. So hopefully I can figure it out. Need to get some batting do you have a favorite brand to use when you machine quilt? Out of my element here.

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  10. Absolutely a treat! I love that you chose to quilt a spiral - it suits it perfectly!

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  11. Your spiral quilting turned out great!

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  12. I think the enlarging circle looks intentional.
    There is no way on earth I could have kept that circle looking so circular without marking. Great job!!

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  13. Brava!!!! Great job and good for you to try a new technique. It worked out very well and enhances the quilt beautifully :)

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  14. Well done! The spiral quilting works really well on this quilt. As for the quilt being square - I have one of those. The shape was not my first choice either, but while it doesn't drape over the foot as I'd like for a bedspread, it looks great folded at the foot of the bed and feels warm and suggly when it gets pulled up as an extra layer on cooler nights.

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  15. Quilt looks good, quilting makes is even better! Nice job!

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  16. What a great looking quilt. Love the radiating circles.

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  17. Love the quilt! The circular quilting adds an enhancing new dimension to the square quilt. Great Job!

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  18. Looks terrific! I love the spirak

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  19. so worth finishing, I wonder how many more are shouting finish me too please

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  20. Congrats on a beautiful finish. Dishing out some eye-candy for Halloween? The kind of treat I love! No calories ;^)
    The quilting is fabulous. It makes the quilt look almost 3D. Great work.

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  21. Congrats on the finish! The spiral quilting really looks great on that quilt.

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  22. What a great finish!! The quilting really suits the quilt, which you can see clearly from on the front in the photo!

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  23. Your spiral quilting is gorgeous! It is on my to try list. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Great to see that the spiral worked! I did circles on a quilt and started with a circle in the center! Of course that meant lots of starting and stopping :-(. I have another one I'd like to do and debated a spiral instead so I can just keep going, but now I'm going to go for it since yours looks great! How wonderful is that eh to get a UFO done!

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