Double Pinwheel…

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Yesterday I promised more about my last quilt.

I wasn’t going to do a post about it right away but I’m just so happy with how it turned out that I just had to show it off.  There were many new  techniques on this quilt that I was trying for the first time.

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The pattern was new to me, it’s called a Double Pinwheel,  and I was so pleased at how all the pieces matched so perfectly.

 It’s a lot easier to do than it looks!

Something else I tried that was new was the wavy edge finish all along the quilt.

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Again, I was surprised at how well it turned out.  The waves came out completely symmetrical  something I wasn’t sure would happen.  Binding turned out to be a lot more difficult on a wavy edge than on a straight edge. I had to seam rip the first corner, but it didn’t take long to get the hang of it and the remaining three corners went well.

The last technique I tried was using a stencil as a guide for my free motion quilting.

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That had it’s own unique issues.  It took a lot of time just tracing the stencil to the quilt using a disappearing ink marker.  I ended up destroying two of them by dragging them through the stencil.  Eventually I ended up switch over to the stencil spray.  I had a hard time controlling the amount of spray coming out, but it definitely went faster.  I’m going to have to do a little more practice in this area.

In the meantime, I think the final outcome was beautiful.  I really love how the quilting turned out because of the stencil.

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I’m ready to start my next quilt – I’ve even purchased the fabric.

Here’s a preview!

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