Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chinese Coins with Spirals Quilt

Wasting no time, I spiral quilted this Chinese Coins baby quilt. It one went more smoothly due to for repeated {recent} practice.

Spiral Chinese Coins baby quilt (CCXIV)

The quilting enhances the appliqué spirals although it required a few extra pins to keep the fabric flat. Even though I tried, those appliqués stretched the background fabric a bit although those improved with practice, too.

Detail of Spiral Chinese Coins baby quilt (CCXIV)

The back shows off the quilting better. Why is that? It also shows the SID on the inner border.

Back of Spiral Chinese Coins baby quilt (CCXIV)

Any wiggling of narrow borders is extremely noticeable so I always SID those first in a color that matches the border. You can't see it on the front...

Detail of Spiral Chinese Coins baby quilt (CCXIV)

but it's visible on the back.

Detail of back of Spiral Chinese Coins baby quilt (CCXIII)

Can you believe this is the fourteenth Coins quilt I've made in this series? I can't.

Quilt Details
Size: 41" x 42"
Design: Chinese Coins
Batting: Mountain Mist 100% cotton
Thread: Black and variegated yellow Gutterman 50 wt cotton 
Quilting: Stitch in the Ditch and spiral, both with walking foot

Previous posts:
  1. The Chinese Coin columns that didn't work and the sashing strips {because this one was made from the narrow columns of the same foundation as the Square Deal baby quilt.}
  2. Chinese Coins with Tulips
  3. Adding the spirals
Enjoy the day, Ann

22 comments:

  1. You did a really nice job on this one with color, design, and quilting!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. I hope it will be well-used and well-loved.

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  2. Lovely quilting on this pretty one...that is a lot of "change"--;))) lol hugs, Julierose

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  3. Another fun quilt! The spiral looks so good. It bet all those wiggles would disappear once the quilt is washed. Good job on number fourteen!

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    1. Yes, they are much less obvious now the quilt is washed. Thanks, Patty.

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  4. The appliques add such interest to the design!

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    1. I'm no expert at applique but it's fun to add it.

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  5. I knew you had made a good few but fourteen! I like how your spiral quilting and applique give what is fundamentally a strippy, rectangle-based quilt a very curvy feel, quite different from how it seemed before. I also like the SID border showing up on the back, like a frame around the spiral. It's a detail I'd be tempted to do deliberately, even if there weren't a practical reason.

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    1. It is an extremely simple design so I'm enjoying adding different things to see what it can become. Good point about the SID border. It does look so interesting on the back. It's a bit like a diamond in a square although, in this case, it's a spiral in a square.

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  6. Wowie! the quilting does show up more on the back, and it looks great. I like the spirals a lot, the repeating curves but overlapping with quilting.

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    1. Thanks, LeeAnna. It was fun to play with spiral applique and quilting.

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  7. You are a talent!!!! Love the final version!

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  8. I have just gone through and re-formatted several of the fabric pulls for future projects - instead of the original complex ideas, I will be making a series of coins quilts. There's just something about them that makes me happy (and the making itself is far more fun).

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    1. They certainly are fun and easy which makes them great baby quilts IMO. Plus, I like any way that helps me use up scraps. I look forward to seeing your creations. Enjoy.

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  9. Great machine quilting! Spirals with spiral quilting, good choice. And the colors say summer to me, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Janie. Seeing how the same little coins change with the different sashing colors interests me.

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  10. It's a stunner Ann! The applique was definitely the way to go and the circular quilting emphasis the spirals beautifully.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. I hadn't planned to spiral quilt until I saw how the previous quilt worked out. Now I know I must try it again. These simple quilting designs are more in my wheelhouse.

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  11. Ooh love that spiral. In fact, I am jealous of it. I guess I must practice some more.

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    1. You are too kind, Preeti. It's pretty easy as long as you put something else in the center. I.e., don't make the beginning of the spiral too small for a walking foot to circle.

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