Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's not deja vu

**This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy Shop**

http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/Really, this is a different circle around quilt! Here was my first one. This is the sister quilt.
It's almost totally the inverse of the other one. So if the circle was used in the other quilt, the outside of the circle was used on this one.

There are a few exceptions because this one is a little bigger.  This one is 6x7 blocks and the other one was 5x7. So a there are a few fabrics that have both circle and outside on this quilt. Still don't believe that this is different?
I used a different backing! yay! Actually, I didn't have enough backing and you can see where I pieced in the scraps from the other backing with my label.

 I have to give another shout out to Julie over at Jaybird Quilts since this is her pattern. She now has her own patterns out which are fantastic. One of them is the Dot Party which includes this one and a smaller version. Definitely check them out here.

Things I learned on this.  Working with pre-cuts is awesome but can be messy. I used layer cakes for both the Fandango and the solid white. They have those adorable pinked edges, but those edges pill all over the place.
It looked like it had snowed in my sewing room when I was done.

This was also my first time using spray adhesive to bind my quilt. This topic came up at the last PMQG meeting and someone (let me know if you are reading this cause I forget who it was) recommended the purple can of spray from Jo-Ann Fabric. I ran out and got some of course.

Let me say this stuff is pretty awesome!! I don't think I'll ever pin again. It's so simple.  You lay down your batting, spray it and lay down your backing. Flatten it and flip. Repeat with the top.

BUT - there is one catch. I wouldn't do large quilts by yourself. The dimensions for this quilt are 68x58 and I tried to spray baste alone. I wasn't able to get the quilt flat enough (apparently) because I wound up with some of these puckers at my edges.
I've since spray basted another quilt with my husbands help and it took us 5 mins! So far, the quilting is coming out great. I'll keep you posted!

4 comments:

AnneMarie said...

I use that same spray basting can from Joann's....I think it's great!! Although I can tell you, it is SO much better at adhering if you use cotton batting (as recommended on the can). I accidentally tried to use it on some poly batting and it didn't stick. I agree - hopefully, I won't be pin basting anymore!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

A Girl said...

Beautiful quilt. I have seen that at Jo-Anns but never tought to use it. I bet it would sure save my knees.

Tracee said...

I'm with you, I love that basting spray too. It must of been a gift sent from above.

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

the quilt and your label look great!! are you going to keep this one for you??

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