Hula Girl quilt with Michael miller fabrics by Sharon McConnell
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Quilt in Progress: Basting

Hula Girl quilt with Michael miller fabrics by Sharon McConnell

So, I finished my little Hula Girl quilt top for the Michael Miller Fabrics challenge for Sewtopia. (Read about how I got started on this Here). Usually fall is my favorite time to take pictures of quilts because the colors outside are so pretty, but our weather has been nothing but wet for two whole weeks! So I am giving you a bit of a peek at this as I was basting it.

Hula Girl quilt with Michael miller fabrics by Sharon McConnell

I really want to quilt it with spiraling circles from the center of each ring. I love how that looks but never tried it. I think this quilt is small enough that I am going to go for it. I also added an extra layer of batting, which I have never tried before. I am going for some really great texture! Fingers crossed.

One thing I am still considering: how to start the center of the spiral? I know that can be a bit tricky to make it look good and get the spiral started. I thought about tracing around a small circle, and trying to adjust the second go-round to wrap around rather than meet at the starting point. That is going to take little more thought…

Hula Girl quilt with Michael miller fabrics by Sharon McConnell

I am proud to say that I didn’t buy any fabric for this project! The requirement for the challenge is to only use Michael Miller Fabrics, and I wasn’t sure what I had in my stash, but I happily discovered this super fun and bright print for my backing (I even have something for binding!). You gotta love a full-on stash scrap quilt.

More when I get to quilting….

Sharon

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3 thoughts on “Quilt in Progress: Basting

  1. Jacque (aka Snoodles) says:

    Oh, I’m with you….using your stash and creating something awesome! Way to go!

  2. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl says:

    I like that you were able to do this all from your stash – that is awesome! For the spiral, I have had success doing just what you describe. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing how the spirals and extra batting add depth to this quilt!

  3. kim @ lelandavestudios says:

    I love the way the patterns play together in all of the low volume fabrics! This really looks great! And making it completely from your stash is impressive. Looking forward to seeing how it looks with the spiral quilting!

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