Loops and Swirls

Baby Selene’s quilt is back from longarmer Sherry Wadley, who did a wonderful job, and I can’t wait to show you how it turned out. Here it is, trimmed and ready to be bound:

Take a closer look:

First notice the loops and swirls in the quilting motif. Then focus on the aqua and green print in the center of the photo. Those are tiny snails. (The print is from the Far Far Away collection designed by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics.)

When I was auditioning quilting motifs with Sherry, I was waffling between three designs. My friend Colleen was with me at the time and pointed out that one of the designs was reminiscent of snails. She was absolutely right, and my decision was made at that instant. The quilting motif is called Sashay.

The loops and swirls in the quilting really show up on the back:

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m going to bind this in the red cross-hatch fabric. I normally finish my quilts with a narrow ¼” binding but this quilt seems to call for a slightly wider binding — I’m thinking ½” — to highlight the red in the center of the pineapple blocks and the tiny red ladybugs in one of the other prints.

Selene’s quilt, based on Karin Hellaby’s Pineapple Plus design, will finish at about 49″ square. That’s a good size for a baby who is now officially a toddler.




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7 Responses to Loops and Swirls

  1. Reigh Hays says:

    Another beautiful quilt! I’m sure Selene will love it.❤

  2. Diane says:

    Oh Nubs, you have created a keepsake for Selene that will be treasured for generations. This just makes my heart sing!!

  3. Ione Melim says:

    Muito linda!!! Parabéns !!!!

  4. Shirley says:

    Beautiful, and Selene will get many years of use. Your work is so professional and we are so lucky to have you in our family:))

  5. Patricia McLain says:

    I love the way you photograph and explain this quilt. I am seeing wonderful details that I would otherwise miss. Fabulous!

  6. Claudia McCarter says:

    Just beautiful, Dawn!

  7. Vickie says:

    Hello my friend. Great to see you! This new baby quilt is great. It is always so amazing how the quilting changes and enhances a quilt. So we should get to see it at least once more after it is bound. Have fun!

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