spiro quilt – finished

Yes, it is finished!

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The quilt was waiting for binding for a few days, but today I found some time and here it is. I would have liked to put darker binding, maybe something with black… but all my black fabrics is in little scraps, definitely not enough for binding.

I am quite pleased how it turned out. I like the bright colors – and I really enjoyed picking colors for the “swirls”. Most swirls are made with all different fabrics, 12 in all, and the squares are done with one fabric – usually the one I most like from each swirl. I think I might be going back to this – not in the same design, but I really like the swirls…

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Because of the layout of the squares – the design is a little “slanted”, for the lack of a better term. As you can see, the squares are not aligned – I like how it adds movement to the quilt, but I had a little hard time choosing how to quilt. So I decided on a simple grid – both directions, every 3 inches (except in one place where the lines are 2 in apart, but when I caught that it was too late to rip out). If I were better in free motion quilting – I would have chosen that, but…

The squares are 7x7in (swirls) and 6x6in (squares), which makes the finished size about 40×40 inches.

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