Ring Toss: Quilted!

Ring Toss, my little quilt made from Sew Kind of Wonderful’s Mini Rings pattern, is back from the quilter already. Take a look:

Ring Toss, quilted 1
I asked Karlee Sandell of SewInspired2Day.com to quilt this for me, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I had been thinking of Karlee as an up-and-coming longarm quilter because she is quite new to the field, but it’s quite clear she has already arrived.

Here are some close-ups of her lovely quilting, first on an X block . . .

Ring Toss, quilted X

. . . and then on an O block:

Ring Toss, Quilted O
The acanthus motif fills the center of the O block beautifully. And don’t you love the quilted “pearls” in the elongated oval between the rings?

For the green and black triangles that form an on-point square where the rings meet, Karlee designed her own quilting motif, intertwining rings that reinforce the theme of the quilt:

Ring Toss, quilting detail 1
I have been trying all morning to photograph this quilt. Every time I place the quilt on a flat surface, my new cat Coco photobombs it:

Ring Toss, photobombed by Coco

Ring Toss and Coco

Doesn’t she look innocent?

Ring Toss measures 33¼” square after quilting. Now it’s on to the binding and the label. I’m going to use the same lime green fabric for the binding that’s in the quilt; I think it will frame it nicely.




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14 Responses to Ring Toss: Quilted!

  1. Liz Horgan says:

    That is beautiful! I’ve made a couple of quilt with the QCR and love how they come out and how easy the curves are to sew.

  2. Sandy Pruss says:

    Love the quilting! Also, that your new cat insists on checking it out. Not sure what it is about quilting that our cats are drawn to so much, but don’t you just love it???

  3. Claudia McCarter says:

    The colors and design are so perfect. The quilting is exquisite! Could you let me know approx cost psi to have it quilted?

  4. Brenda West says:

    This is a lovely quilt. I’m glad Coco approves!

  5. Nancy Stanley says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! I can hardly wait to see it when it’s finished!

  6. karlee says:

    I see your cat loves it as much as I loved quilting it for you! It was my pleasure!

  7. Stephani in N. TX says:

    Beautiful quilting certainly brings a beautiful quilt to life. You and your quilter had original ideas about your work and the result is stunning.

  8. Vickie says:

    Hi Dawn,
    Every aspect of this piece is stunning. Your choice of fabric works wonderfully! Your workmanship is very precise and enhances the pattern. Karlee’s quilting is stunning; looks like you have found another amazing longarm quilter. I think the green for the binding is going to frame your piece very nicely. Can you speak to why you would choose green over black?

    So glad Ms. Coco has stepped right in and taken up the job of being your quilt inspector.

  9. Diane says:

    Quilting motifs are to perfection! Is this quilt size for the lap? Hope so, cuz I would love to sit under it next time I’m at Chez White.

  10. Kristi says:

    Beautiful quilt and cat! I love the wide eyed innocence.

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