Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Bee Blessed finish

I've been working on finishing off that Wonky Crosses quilt for Bee Blessed over the past week or so. The binding seemed to go on for ever!

I thought I would share a couple of finished pics with you since you were all so lovely consoling and commiserating with me over my spiral quilting trials.  In the end, the wibbles in the spirals have had the edge taken off by a good old tumble in the washer and dryer and it's not quite as bad as I thought.  I still would have preferred a smoother spiral but the quilt looks good nonetheless, I think.

the back

This quilt is intended for a gentleman recipient and we hope it will provide some comfort to him and his wife at a worrying health-related time.  Thank you to all of you who contributed wonky crosses blocks for us.

As an update to my questions re the guide bar on the quilting foot I have confirmed that the bar that came with my walking foot is indeed only intended for right of needle positioning.  It is however possible to purchase an additional arm (which extends to 4.5" wide if wanted) which can be positioned either left or right of the foot.  At another £13-15 on top of the £30 paid for the foot itself I'm not madly impressed but I probably will succumb at some point because I do love spiral quilting and really want to make it easier in future.  It's also very handy for other guided quilting too.


  1. Oh I really love it Sarah - it's a fab finish for Bee Blessed.

  2. its a great finish - and a wonderful gift. I love the spiral quilting. Pity about the bar, but could you just use the edge of your walking foot as a guide?

  3. Beautiful quilt Sarah! Please can you let me know your address so I can send this month's block to you - I should really have kept a note, sorry!

  4. It's totally fabulous! Well done! Jxo

  5. The quilting looks fine, but what a swizz on the guide!

  6. these blocks have gone together so very well and your spiral looks amazing. What a racket re your quilting guide

  7. the spiral looks really well and I love the wonky crosses quilt. I am sure the gentleman will be delighted with it. And thanks for the update on the walking foot bar


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